Siklu 1 Gbps Links Boost Capacity to Eliminate Expensive Leased Lines in Colorado

A series of Siklu 1 Gbps wireless links have successfully been installed in the city of Arvada, Colorado, a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area. The links were deployed by system integrator Netunwired and enable municipal facilities to eliminate expensive leased lines.

In 2016 a wide range of municipal facilities including the Arvada police were serviced by a central DS3 leased circuit, which was split into T1 lines, so that each facility received a throughput of 1.5 Mbps. The slow speeds were hampering productivity and the IT department was unable to implement a uniform network policy or run a more robust virtualized server network.

Arvada needed high throughput connectivity that would perform like fiber, but without prohibitive up front trenching costs. Their requirements were for full duplex gigabit service, with reliability high enough to carry mission critical municipal services.

And Siklu's EtherHaul millimeter wave radios were the perfect solution for them. They installed a mix of EtherHaul radios achieving 99.99% reliability over the air at 1000 Mbps full duplex. For two of the longer wireless links they added Siklu's proprietary Overbuild long range protocol which enables mmWave connections to perform close to 100% reliability even at a distance of a few miles.

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