CAMPBELL, Calif., October 15, 2014 – Mimosa Networks, a pioneer in gigabit wireless technology, today announced its new 802.11ac 4x4:4 suite of A5 access points and C5 client devices, the next wave of products in its comprehensive “Cloud-to-Client” solution. Together, the access point and client create the world’s highest capacity low-cost outdoor solution and the first with MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) capabilities.
Mimosa’s products have the ability to substantially impact the way in which communities connect globally. Far too often, it is believed that the only way to achieve gigabit speeds and high reliability is through fiber connections that are not typically economically viable.
“Where broadband advancement is successful, fiber and wireless technologies work together. Providers build out fiber as far as it’s economically viable and from there, wireless bridges the gap,” said Brian Hinman, CEO of Mimosa. “Our technology transports the full bandwidth of the fiber connection, bringing gigabit Internet the last leg of the journey to homes and businesses. With the ability to rapidly scale cost-effectively, Mimosa wireless products represent the new access paradigm as copper technologies fade from the telecom landscape.”
While existing Wi-Fi technology focuses on individual client speed, Mimosa believes that the future of the industry lies in the advancement of spectrum re-use and other technology innovations to maximize utilization of all available spectrum:
- By enabling MU-MIMO, multiple clients can be serviced on a single channel, concurrently.
- With advanced RF isolation and satellite timing services (GPS and GLONASS), Mimosa is able to collocate multiple radios using the same channel on a single tower while the entire network synchronizes to avoid self-interference.
- Additionally, rather than relying on a traditional controller, the access platform takes advantage of Mimosa Cloud Services to seamlessly manage subscriber capacities and network-wide spectrum and interference mitigation.
“The next great advancement in the wireless industry will come from progress in spectrum re-use technology. To that extent, MU-MIMO is a powerful technology that enables simultaneous downlink transmission to multiple clients, fixed or mobile, drastically increasing network speed and capacity as well as spectrum efficiency,” said Jaime Fink, CPO of Mimosa. “Our products deliver immense capacity in an incredibly low power and lightweight package. This, coupled with MU-MIMO and innovative collocation techniques, allows our products to thrive in any environment or deployment scenario and in areas with extreme spectrum congestion.”
With this announcement, Mimosa opens up the market, providing new entrants the ability to compete with current wireline incumbents. Communities of all types will be transformed by this breakthrough, finally able to pick up where fiber leaves off and experience extreme speed at a competitive cost. Whether a location has no access to Internet, is connected only by slow satellite or DSL, or is simply looking for an alternative provider, Mimosa solutions will usher in a new generation of Internet service.
The A5 access point is available in 3 different options for your network needs: A5-90 (90º Sector), High Gain A5-360 (360º Omni with 18 dBi gain) and Low Gain A5-360 (360º Omni with 14 dBi gain). The C5 Client device is available in 20 dBi gain. All four of the products will debut in wireless ISP networks in Summer/Fall 2015 and are currently available for pre-order on the Mimosa website. (List Prices: $1099 for A5-90, $999 for A5 360 18 dBi, $949 for A5 360 14 dBi, $99 for C5) www.mimosa.co/preorder