Case Studies

Case Studies

Innovative Wireless Mesh Network

Background

Millions of consumers and businesses located outside of metro areas find themselves “stranded” without robust and reliable broadband service. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce 80 Million Americans are un-served or under-served by broadband, i.e. have no or less than 2 Mbps of broadband service. Consumer demand is large and growing evidenced by the rapid growth of services like Netflix, Vonage, IPTV, Khan Academy and other virtual educational and health care services, as well as by the well-publicized concerns of carriers whose forecasts show demand outstripping by a factor of 10 their ability to scale to meet it. This enormous demand demonstrates the need for viable, economically-sustainable, scalable alternative distribution and access.

Solution

Our customer is an experienced and innovative network inventor based in the USA. Their patented wireless mesh technology using the licensed or unlicensed FCC spectrum (e.g. Wi-Fi 802.11ac) gives communication service providers the ability to increase the delivery of 100 Mbps of symmetrical wireless broadband access into both subscriber buildings and mobile devices at a fraction of the current cost and without adding new towers and additional local permitting. This innovative solution provides wire-line-like reliability and rapid implementation with little or no permitting, eliminating the need for installing typical wired last-mile internet infrastructure as fiber, cable or copper. The technology is based on heuristic intelligence embedded in each wireless mesh node in the network, which is designed to dynamically re-configuring itself using learned best-physical-paths through the air taking into consideration noise and physical interferences. High network throughput is achieved by using 6 state-of-the-art commodity radios in each mesh node.

VoxMicro performed all aspects of the solution development, from initial concept and design through to volume production leading our customer with our long-term experience in designing and manufacturing advanced high-quality electronic components quickly and cost-effectively.

Our high-end AIRETOS® IEEE 802.11ac/abgn PCI-E WLAN dual band modules support the necessary wider channel bandwidth (80 MHz) at 5Ghz and wider 256-QAM, and provide all features that improve network bandwidth, reliability and the efficiency of wireless connections meeting the requirements of this advanced solution: advanced QFN, On-chip CPU for Host Wi-Fi offload, 80Mhz channel bandwidth, 4 Gbit/s bus bandwidth, evolved QAM base band modulation technologies and 1.3 Gbps WLAN peak.

Why VoxMicro

VoxMicro Group is an innovation-oriented, global partner for RF Materials to Product Design Centers, Electronic OEMs and Contract Manufacturers, with its focus on proactive supply chain, obsolescence management and component lifecycle. We deliver customer-centric experiences, aided by in-house digital, RF-calibration and regulatory expertise thus adding quality and value to dedicated technology fields.

Our AIRETOS® module families constitute reliable, long-lifespan wireless adapters that transform our partner’s Qualcomm-Atheros series of client chipsets into a full portfolio of modular solutions, which support high-end wireless link configurations that can use a full range of enterprise level protocol features, like CCX and FIPS-loopback compatibility.

Results

Our customer’s patented technology makes free, unregulated wireless spectrum work reliably by using embedded, distributed heuristic artificial intelligence throughout its networks that dynamically and continuously reconfigures the networks around inevitable radio interference and physical obstacles. As a result, besides saving money in spectrum costs, the solution does not require other permits beyond FCC-type approval eliminating long waiting and spending on legal wrangling.

This innovative broadband connectivity to exurban and rural communities with speeds of 200-300 Mbps for both downloads and uploads is 10 times faster for downloads and 50 times faster for uploads than typical cable feeds in tech-savvy cities. Communities can link 30 to 500 households together in a 10-square mile service area, which keeps signals strong and average Internet speeds of 150 Mbps – on par with the best home internet speeds actually used in homes anywhere in the U.S. and well above the dial-up, DSL and satellite connections that exurban and rural communities presently endure. Each new household in a community adds to the strength of the network, that is the complete opposite of current network systems, in which adding new customers slows down entire neighborhoods.