Washington-based Wave Broadband has enlisted Japanese vendor NEC Corporation to deploy its iPASOLINK EX-Advanced ultra-compact radio communication system as part of its service expansion on the US West Coast. The platform purports to give ISPs a transmission capacity equivalent to that of 10Gbps fibre – in locations where traditional fibre construction is either cost- or timeline-prohibitive.
John Cruz, Vice President of Network Deployment at Wave Broadband, commented: ‘By utilising this platform, specifically where optical fibre is difficult to install, we will be able to continue expanding Wave’s service areas and add subscribers along the West Coast.’
Founded in 2003, Wave Broadband offers residential and commercial cable TV, broadband and voice services to customers in the Seattle, Sacramento, San Francisco and Portland markets. Going forward, as a result of a merger deal struck in May 2017, Wave is set to combine with RCN Telecom to form what the companies claim will be ‘the sixth largest cable operator in seven of the ten largest US cities’.