Proxim announces new wireless products for for 4G backhaul market

High capacity point-to-point and point-to-multipoint products provide more than 70 kilometers range


Silicon Valley, July 15, 2009 – Proxim Wireless Corporation, a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play, today announced its new 4G Backhaul product lines – the Tsunami QB-8100 point-to-point (PtP) and the Tsunami MP-8100 point-to-multipoint (PtMP). Both products exceed the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU’s) performance requirements for 4G. The new Tsunami product family combines MIMO and OFDM technologies with Proxim’s Wireless Outdoor Routing Protocol (WORP) to provide PtP and PtMP backhaul for carriers, WISPs and government entities.

“The only great truth in wireless – as is the case with every other area of high tech – is the requirement for improved performance (throughput and capacity) at a lower price,” said Craig Mathias, a Principal with the mobile and wireless advisory firm Farpoint Group. “With 4G now on the horizon, the situation only becomes more urgent. Proxim's new Tsunami products build on a long history of innovation and price/performance leadership, and are going to help carriers, WISPs, and others meet the challenge of 4G deployments and offer amazing benefits to their customers.”

“The demand for 4G broadband networks continues to be driven by the explosion of video over wireless networks, the demand for last mile access in emerging economies and the need for rural connectivity globally as governments invest in broadband to drive development beyond metro areas. With these new products, Proxim is enabling carriers and WISPs to cost-effectively deploy true 4G networks with enough bandwidth to support today’s demanding applications,” said Pankaj Manglik, President and CEO of Proxim Wireless. “At Proxim we have been delivering wireless solutions the world’s largest carriers for nearly 20 years, and these new product lines expand our commitment to the carrier market moving forward.”

Improving on a Legacy of Carrier Wireless Backhaul Innovation
Proxim has over 20 years of wireless innovation, and has been providing PtP and PtMP radios to carriers of all sizes for many years. With these new products, Proxim is offering true 4G backhaul solutions that exceed the ITU requirements for 4G throughput speeds. As a result, these products provide the high performance necessary to backhaul a wider variety of outdoor video, voice and data applications, including:

  • Wireless backhaul for cellular voice and data – Very low latency over long distances, eliminating expensive recurring leased line charges and delivering the capability to backhaul the increasing connectivity needs of handhelds.
  • Last mile/rural broadband wireless access (BWA) – Competitive broadband service access alternative to DSL or cable for residences and T1 or Ethernet for businesses, including high-performance outdoor access. Our MIMO-enabled, low-cost CPEs support WISP business models all over the world.
  • Wireless video surveillance – Capable of supporting more high-definition IP-surveillance video streams simultaneously with a single CPE. Used for monitoring city streets, airports, bridges, seaports, transportation hubs, offices and warehouses.

The Tsunami QB-8100 Point-to-Point (PtP) and Tsunami MP-8100 Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP)

Both the Tsunami QB-8100 PtP and the Tsunami MP-8100 PtMP provide true 4G wireless backhaul with the following features.

Performance and Range

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