TeraGo advances 5G FWA technical trials

17 Feb 2021

Canadian B2B operator TeraGo announced that its 5G fixed-wireless access (FWA) technical trials in the Greater Toronto Area have achieved improved throughput speeds of up to 1.5Gbps, and the trials – using 5G radio equipment from Nokia and CPE from Inseego and Askey – will now shift from the company’s Thornhill head office to continue at its Mississauga data centre. In a trial phase, TeraGo has made several product upgrades and has conducted testing at various distances, whilst completing infrastructure updates to support 5G FWA, including: modernising data centres to support micro-services and automation to reduce network operation complexity; addition of dark fibre rings between hubs in different areas as backbone for 5G deployment; and upgrades to transit peering connections.

TeraGo expects to exceed 1.5Gbps speeds in the upcoming year as 10Gbps core CPE equipment becomes available, ‘advancing multi-gigabit network capabilities to clients across Canada’. Company COO Blake Wetzel noted: ‘TeraGo is in advanced discussions with new and existing vendors to build and optimise their product portfolio. We are also engaged in a number of conversations with partners who are interested in pursuing 5G FWA customer trials with TeraGo. 5G private networks are expected to allow customers to access a high quality, reliable and secure networking solution that helps improve their connectivity capabilities and propel their business forward.’

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