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Event Details

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • 14:00 - 14:30

Broadband Where You Need It

The increasing reliance on mobile devices like smart phones for managing critical tasks of our daily lives has made access to broadband more critical than ever. Unfortunately, the infrastructure for delivering broadband has not been able to keep up with the growing demand. Technologies that power broadband networks today are either expensive (fiber) or do not scale (copper/wireless). As a result, in the last ten years, we have witnessed a gap between the demand for data and the capacity offered by the current broadband infrastructure that continues to grow exponentially. At the same time, many regions, especially rural, continue to be underserved. In addition to the challenges associated with last mile fiber deployment, a large component of the data traffic is becoming increasingly mobile, leaving wireless as the only viable option to solve the broadband challenge. With recent advances by Tarana Wireless in radio design, wireless technology, as a fiber alternative for the last mile, has become a reality for the first time. Using wireless as a replacement to fiber not only reduces the cost of deployment, but also significantly increases network rollout speed. In this talk, we discuss the challenges of using wireless as a mechanism for delivering broadband, and how these challenges are overcome with Tarana technology. We also provide an overview of Tarana’s universal wireless transport system and discuss different applications where it can be used to support mobile data explosion in the coming decade.