BridgeWave Links Selected by TransAria to Create Highly-Available Network Backbone
Santa Clara, CA - November 1, 2006 - BridgeWave Communications, Inc., the leading supplier of gigabit wireless links, announces that TransAria, Inc., a multi-state business network service provider, has adopted BridgeWave gigabit wireless links as their preferred solution for implementing diverse paths within their fiber backbone distribution network. TransAria's network backbone is a hybrid of fiber optic POPs and wireless distribution sites. TransAria uses BridgeWave full-rate Gigabit Ethernet links to create connections between their fiber optic sites, as well as to backhaul critical distribution sites back into multiple fiber sites. By creating diverse paths within the network backbone, TransAria's customers gain access to multiple fiber points of presence, ensuring continuous network availability even in the event of core network outages. High capacity subscriber sites are also served directly by BridgeWave links, providing gigabit connectivity without the cost and delays of laying fiber.
"Network availability and scalability are critical requirements for our business customer base," explained Todd Graetz, CEO of TransAria. "We tried other gigabit radio products, but they failed to deliver a consistent level of hardware reliability and network availability. Our BridgeWave links have proven to be 100% reliable and have provided continuous service through rain, snow, sleet and hail. We plan to expand our use of BridgeWave radios throughout our network over the coming year."
"We are delighted that TransAria has chosen BridgeWave as a partner and are proud to be entrusted with this critical role in their network," said Amir Makleff, President and CEO of BridgeWave. "TransAria's deployment demonstrates that our 60 and 80 GHz bridges deliver the wireless equivalent of fiber, both in terms of performance and dependability."
About BridgeWave Communications
Founded in 1999, BridgeWave Communications is the leading supplier of outdoor Gigabit wireless connectivity solutions. The company’s exclusive AdaptRate™ and AdaptPath™ technologies combined with its advanced Forward Error Correction capability deliver the highest availability at the longest distances for full-rate gigabit links. BridgeWave’s point-to-point, wireless solutions are widely deployed in mainstream enterprise and service provider network applications and are poised to play a key role in the migration to 4G mobile network backhaul. With the largest installed base of GigE radios worldwide, BridgeWave delivers the highest levels of product quality and reliability.