Achieving peak data rates up to 200 Mbps
Birmingham, Alabama, WISPAmerica – March 7, 2018-—Telrad Networks, a global provider of innovative LTE telecom solutions, today announced that Visionary Broadband, a multi-state Internet Service Provider (ISP), has successfully field tested the new Carrier Aggregation feature, enabling them to significantly increase capacity and offer customers higher data rate packages. The trial was conducted using an experimental license from the FCC for the 3.5 GHz CBRS band.
Telrad is currently running Carrier Aggregation field trials using their BreezeCOMPACT software defined radio platform. The new LTE-Advanced feature can be made available to customers via a software upgrade in May of 2018. Visionary Broadband has tested the feature using both 10+10 MHz and 20+20 MHz configurations. The operator was able to achieve peak speeds of up to 200 Mbps to a subscriber. The feature supports running either contiguous carriers or non-contiguous carriers.
Visionary Broadband, the parent company of Skywerx Industries and Mammoth Networks, serves residential and business customers in several cities across Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. The carrier aggregation feature will enable a more efficient use of spectrum and the ability to ramp up data rates delivered to end users.
Brian Worthen, CEO of Visionary Broadband, stated, “We were extremely pleased to see the speeds that we attained with the new Telrad Networks carrier aggregation solution. We continuously strive to deliver faster, more reliable service to our customers. This new feature is allowing us to ‘step on the gas’ and get a significant boost in data rates, and I know our customers will be thankful. Telrad helps us meet our goals and we are happy to partner with them for the long term.”
Visionary Communications is planning on implementing the new feature in all of their coverage areas within the year.
Chris Daniels, President of Telrad’s Broadband Wireless Division commented, “Our customers have been anticipating this feature release and I am happy to see the impressive results of the tests. This builds on our recent dual sector/dual carrier announcement, and, together, these features will give our customers drastically improved network performance.”
Telrad Networks is a global provider of innovative LTE telecom solutions, boasting over 300 4G deployments in 100 countries. Telrad stands at the forefront of the technology evolution of next-generation TD-LTE solutions in the sub-6 GHz market. Since 1951, the company has been a recognized pioneer in the telecom industry, facilitating the connectivity needs of millions of end-users through operators, ISPs and enterprises around the world. (www.telrad.com)
Visionary is a pioneering ISP founded in December of 1994. The Company has grown to become the largest and most geographically diverse ISP in a three-state region, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado, providing more than 20,000 customers with Internet access via dialup, wireless, DSL, T1 and fiber. Visionary is focused on providing quality Internet service by customizing products for underserved and rural markets. We are a privately-owned company, with the ownership residing and accessing connectivity within our service area, keeping us in touch with the customer experience. (https://www.vcn.com/)