Firmware Release 2.4 Enables Rapid Network Deployment and Reduces Installation and Operating Costs

By Jaime Fink, CPO



Today Mimosa is proud to announce the general availability of software release 2.4, with exciting features that enable rapid network deployment and reduce installation and operating costs in last-mile multipoint wireless broadband networks.

Worldwide, our wireless ISP (WISP) and telco customers are rapidly expanding their services on rural towers and in suburban MicroPoP areas, and steadily upgrading their existing broadband networks to deliver up to 100 Mbps service. 

To keep pace with these rapidly scaling deployments, our 2.4 release, together with the Mimosa Install App, now dramatically reduces subscriber installation time, automates device provisioning and allows seamless device integration into an ISP network. Rich monitoring and maintenance capabilities help service providers maintain high reliability subscriber service.
  



The new auto-provisioning features address the stringent demands of our service provider customers dealing with large volumes of service and upgrade requests. A new C5 client device can now be unboxed, aimed, connected and provisioned in less than 10 minutes, including a firmware update, giving each installer the ability to add more subscribers per day. At the same time, new features offer a fully customizable provisioning experience to automate device and subscriber service attributes. 

Our WISP customers will love the addition of VLAN support, enabling them to use VLANs to segment subscriber traffic and use subscriber management systems that use VLANs to provide Quality of Service and meet SLA commitments. And to top it off, we’ve made big performance improvements with subscriber scaling and interference rejection, delivering a much smoother and faster user experience.


Here’s a quick overview of the incredible new features included in 2.4:

-Auto-Provisioning

  • 802.1x Secure Auto Connect (in SRS GPS sync mode)
  • Pre-defined unique credentials per C5
  • C5 Auto-Unlock (via cloud connected A5)
  • Radius-based Subscriber Provisioning (VSA) of C5
  • C5 Auto Configuration via flat file option
  • Inventory management of C5 units with Mimosa Cloud
  • C5 Ethernet port authorization to enable authentication of end points (hosts) in subscriber premises
  • Sonar billing system integration support

- Per Client Data VLANs

  • Single tag VLAN-ID per C5/C5c
  • Double tag VLAN-IDs per A5 and per C5/C5c

- Extended Support for SNMP Database

- MAC Layer and Noise Immunity Performance Improvements

- KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attacks) Fix




Full details of the release are available on Mimosa’s support site at the following locations:

Release Notes

A5: http://ap.help.mimosa.co/ap-firmware-release-notes-a5

C5/C5c PTMP: http://client.help.mimosa.co/client-ptmp-firmware-release-notes-c5

C5c PTP: http://client.help.mimosa.co/c5c-ptp-firmware-release-notes

 

Software Downloads and Cloud Deployment

https://cloud.mimosa.co/app/index.html#/updateFirmware/firmwareDownload


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Mimosa’s A5 and C5 multipoint access solutions already deliver the fastest subscriber speeds, highest capacity, and best price-performance commercially available for wireless broadband networks.

Register to Learn More! David Stiff, Vice President of Product Management, will be hosting a webinar "Mimosa 2.4 Firmware Release Overview" to introduce you to the world-class features in 2.4. We hope you can join us on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 3pm BST / 4pm CEST or 10am PT / 1pm ET.

Now we invite you to enjoy the new 2.4 release features.  Please keep in touch with our great support team to give us ideas on how to continually improve our Mimosa solution!