CHICAGO, September 11, 2017 – ExteNet Systems, , the leading provider of Distributed Network Systems (DNS) enabling advanced cellular, wireless and broadband connectivity across urban and rural America, today announced the deployment of a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) Part 96-ready LTE network with Cal.net, a leading Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) based in Shingle Springs, California. Cal.net provides broadband Internet services to rural communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills ranging from the northeast to the southeast of Sacramento.
“There remains a significant disparity in access to high-speed reliable broadband wireless service outside the big cities and towns today,” said Tormod Larsen, Chief Technology Officer of ExteNet Systems. “Data usage is ingrained in our work and in our lifestyle, and it’s important that network access for modern data-centric living is not confined to urban environments. We are extremely pleased to extend our distributed network (DNS) solutions, including Small Cells and virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC), to enable our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering for Cal.net and lay the foundation for a fixed wireless service for its customers and help bridge the digital divide in its service areas.”
“Cal.net has forever been committed to providing our customers across rural California with broadband service,” said Ken Garnett, Chief Technology Officer of Cal.net. “ExteNet’s proven track record in deploying, and operating, a packaged Small Cell and Distributed EPC made them the perfect partner for us. We have plans for over 350 sites in staggered deployment phases for this new LTE fixed wireless service over CBRS shared spectrum and we are excited about the enhanced speed, bandwidth and reliability that this network will deliver to thousands of our residential and business customers.”
ExteNet and Cal.net’s CBRS Part 96-ready LTE fixed wireless access (FWA) network will be among the first networks in the 3550-3700 MHz band. CBRS Part 96-ready networks will, in the near term, advance in-building and outdoor broadband wireless deployment in the industry as a multitude of WISPs and other providers will transition from proprietary FWA technology to standards-based LTE fixed wireless service on CBRS.
About ExteNet Systems, Inc.
Lisle, IL-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. designs, builds, owns and operates distributed networks (DNS) for use by wireless carriers, broadband providers, IoT companies, property owners and communities across the United States. ExteNet deploys scalable communications infrastructure to enhance wireless and broadband services across both outdoor and indoor environments using fiber-based distributed antenna systems (DAS), remote radio heads (RRH), small cells, Wi-Fi, Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and other technologies. ExteNet’s outdoor distributed networks are deployed in a variety of urban, suburban and rural environments. Indoor distributed networks are deployed in various property verticals including sports and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, commercial office space, healthcare facilities and transit systems. For more information, please visitwww.extenetsystems.com.
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