Ireland-based Nova Telecom has entered into a partnership with point-to-multipoint (PMP) microwave and millimetre wave (mmWave) solutions provider Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) to launch a new enterprise grade fixed-wireless service. The pair claim that the development will ‘significantly [increase] access to high bandwidth internet for businesses in Ireland’, with CBNL also pointing out it will provide network infrastructure which will utilise spectrum in the 10.5GHz band that Nova Telecom recently acquired from the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg). In addition to providing the radio technology, CBNL will also offer a turnkey suite of services, including network planning and management software, training, deployment services and ongoing support. In a press release announcing the development, meanwhile, the pair noted that the first phase of the new Nova Telecom network – which will reportedly provide connectivity at speeds of up to 300Mbps – will launch in three months’ time in Cork City, with further deployments planned in ‘major cities’ across the country.
Commenting on the matter, Nova Telecom chief executive Dave McDonald said: ‘Internationally, a trend is taking place where businesses realise that more than one internet connection is needed to provide reliability and constant connectivity which is essential in today’s connected world … This new CBNL network can provide a completely diverse path to the internet for maximum security of supply, something I feel Irish business are desperately in need of.’