Monday, December 14, 2009

Octo-Wireless Solves Insufficient Indoor Coverage Problems for Wireless Broadband Access

Wireless service providers can now meet the biggest challenge of insufficient indoor coverage for wireless broadband access. By providing smaller, powerful and less power consuming base nodes (microcells) in smaller areas, WCAI member Octo-Wireless helps operators in all licensed and unlicensed spectrum bands provide better coverage without a huge capital investment.

Octo-Wireless founders’ wireless experience dates back to the summer of 2002 when they pioneered many of the basic technologies that have driven the wireless mesh revolution over the last seven years. This intellectual leadership remains part of the company’s DNA, as Octo-Wireless continues to introduce wireless technologies to its customers worldwide.

The applications and services now available at home and in the office will become available everywhere. Ubiquitous broadband access will encourage work productivity, personal communications and entertainment on the go. New services and applications specifically suited to mobile usage will appear: mobile office, on-board entertainment, mobile search, fleet management, surveillance and public safety will be the first to be adopted and more will follow. To meet the demand for wireless broadband, carriers, mobile operators, service providers, utilities and enterprises have to explore new technologies when planning for next-generation networks. They want to roll out these services now.

However, one of the biggest challenges service providers are facing today is insufficient indoor coverage for wireless broadband access. The timing of 3G service rollouts is making this problem more relevant, as service providers realize that services will have limited success without addressing the indoor coverage issue. The cost to address these shortcomings with traditional macrocell base station solutions is too high and not feasible for most clients.

A picocell or, as Octo-Wireless prefers to call it, a microcell approach addresses these challenges in a much more cost-effective manner. Octo-Wireless’ goal is to lead the market in providing trusted wireless microcell solutions, which will enable its customers in the utilities, telecom and enterprise markets to access and really enjoy the limitless capabilities of the wirelessly enabled Internet.

A founding member of the WCAI’s 3.65 GHz Working Group, Octo-Wireless is also actively involved in assisting 3.65 GHz licensees in the United States with deployments and expansion of their networks.

Octo-Wireless is an ideal partner for operators that work toward reducing their networks' carbon footprints. Octo-Wireless ships products and solutions that meet or exceed industry standards and comply with the European RoHS requirements thus creating environmentally friendly technology advanced green products.

For more information on Octo-Wireless, please visit or contact Frank Koopman at

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