Siklu's MultiHaul Gigabit 5G Fixed Wireless Solution has Survived Two Hurricanes

Siklu's MultiHaul Gigabit 5G Fixed Wireless, a point-to-multipoint 60 GHz radio, deployed by Aeronet, has survived two hurricanes (Irma and Maria) that devastated Puerto Rico.The storms ruined the fiber infrastructure, installed on electric poles and Sub-6GHz wireless radios which were blown away by the 175mph winds. However, Siklu's MultiHaul Gigabit Solution weathered the storm, due to its very small size and robust build.

AeroNet provides business and residential broadband services in Puerto Rico. In Old San Juan, a 400 year old neighborhood with narrow scenic streets and no communications infrastructure, they relied entirely on wireless systems. However, the compnay was increasingly challenged to provide business customers with a 100 Mbps to 500 Mbps connectivity in the area, profitably. The 5 GHz band was crowded, which made it difficult to expand throughput for existing customers and to subscribe new ones successfully, particularly since they were using a single dedicated point-to-point link per customer.

Siklu's MultiHaul provides a combination of multi-gigabit capacity and interference-free operation over the unlicensed 60 GHz band, even in a dense area like Old San Juan. The fact that the terminal units are small and unobtrusive make it an ideal solution for the historic neighborhood. And installation was simple and fast due to auto-alignment.

Using Siklu's MultiHaul Solution, AeroNet was able to deploy high capacity links to businesses and residential buildings extremely fast. It was an easy upgrade for their PTMP links, which enabled them to immediately benefit from Siklu's field proven 5G fixed-wireless technology. Moreover, it allows them to upgrade capacity significantly and increase deployment density, while using existing assets for wireless installations.

Siklu will be showcasing a complete 5G fixed wireless solution, including its new ground breaking broadband network design tool, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 26 – March 1, 2018.