Enterprise-class, high-speed connectivity uses digital microwave technology
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., – Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings), a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, today announced the availability of its Fixed Wireless solution in Philadelphia, Pa., providing a high-speed access alternative to businesses looking for even more robust network connectivity.
Windstream’s Fixed Wireless is a technology solution for carrier-grade Ethernet and Internet-over-Ethernet connectivity delivered by digital microwave technology, and is currently offered in Chicago, Ill., New York, N.Y., Northern New Jersey, N.J., Milwaukee, Wis., and Boston, Mass.
“By launching our Fixed Wireless solution in major metropolitan markets – such as Philadelphia – we’re able to provide enterprise businesses with a cost-effective alternative to fiber optic or traditional copper/coax networks, along with quick service installation, network diversity, and the high speed and security they need,” said Joseph Harding, Windstream’s enterprise executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Windstream’s Fixed Wireless is perfect for any business in need of diverse, high-bandwidth, enterprise-class Ethernet and networking solutions, supported by our industry-certified dedicated account teams and engineers.”
Windstream’s Fixed Wireless supports Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) or Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks with Quality of Service (QoS) and delivers scalable bandwidth for speeds up to 1Gps, as well as terrestrial diversity. With the use of digital microwave technology, Windstream externally installs a microwave radio on rooftops of business building to beam transmissions from one radio to another, delivering fast, reliable and secure business-grade Internet that does not interfere with buried utilities.
Backed by Windstream’s Enterprise Data Service Level Agreement (SLA), 24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC) monitoring and field technician service, Windstream’s Fixed Wireless solution is the next generation of Ethernet and Internet networking, offering benefits such as:
- Network diversity. Ethernet over Internet connectivity provides increased network security and reliability, minimizing downtime.
- Reduced installation time. Due to the nature of the digital microwave technology, installations can be completed in 30 days or fewer, compared to month-long fiber installations.
- Minimal upfront investment. The solution is fully managed with no high build-out costs.
- Temporary service options. Customers can deploy a scalable, secure on-demand Internet service for short-term events.
More information about Windstream’s Fixed Wireless solution can be found at windstreambusiness.com/access.
Windstream, a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. For more information, visit the company’s online newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow on Twitter at@WindstreamNews.