Mercury Wireless chooses wireless backhaul

Mercury Wireless, a service provider in Topeka, Kan., has deployed a point-to-point wireless backhaul architecture with the help of value-added distributor partner Moonblink Communications. The architecture uses the Proxim Wireless Tsunami GX-800 wireless backhaul solution.

The 622 Mbps aggregate bandwidth of the Proxim system on a 12-mile link will help the service provider expand network capacity to support surging applications such as online video streaming, according to Garrett Wiseman, president of Mercury Wireless. The Proxim solution also operates in licensed bands, which the service provider preferred over an unlicensed band solution.

In the U.S. market, where fiber-based backhaul is coming to be all the rage, we don't often hear about point-to-point broadband wireless backhaul links. However, a wireless service provider on the Kansas prairie is an ideal candidate for such a system.

For more:
- here's the Moonblink press release

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Proxim introduced a 4G backhaul product in 2009