Redzone Wireless, LLC Recognized Among the Top 10 Internet Service Providers in the US by Leading Telecom Industry Publication
FierceTelecom’s Top 10 List of ISPs to Watch Distinguished Redzone and its 5Gx Wireless Broadband Network as an Innovation that May Well Upset the Status Quo
June 28 2017 – Rockland, Maine. Redzone Wireless, LLC, a leading wireless Internet service provider (WISP), has been recognized by FierceTelecom in their recently published Top 10 list of ISP disruptors to watch in the US broadband services market.
The publication noted:
“…its ability to integrate licensed and unlicensed technologies onto a common OSS platform gives it “operational efficiencies through spectrum aggregation, including the capability to migrate customers seamlessly between the wireless platforms.” That, combined with its embrace of the 5G label and its network expansion plans, makes Redzone an ISP to watch”
In January, Redzone introduced and activated the first phase of its ultrafast 5Gx fixed wireless broadband network in selected areas in Maine. The 5Gx wireless network has been successfully tested to maximum speeds of 450 megabits per second (Mbps), operating within 2.5 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum bands. 5Gx technology affords Redzone the capability to service more customers from each site, and at faster speeds than current 4G LTE alone can provide.
“Redzone Wireless has propelled Maine into the era of 5G Fixed Wireless Access (5G FWA),” said Wireless 20/20 Senior Analyst Berge Ayvazian. “By aggregating FCC licensed 2.5 GHz and unlicensed 5 GHz spectrum bands, Redzone is significantly increasing its network performance and service capacity to level the playing field for Maine’s urban and rural populations. While Verizon and AT&T are conducting field trials of future 5G FWA, Redzone is already putting 5Gx FWA to work for the benefit of its current and future customers.”
The Federal Communications Commission’s most recent broadband progress report, released in January 2016, found that 53 percent of Americans and 87 percent of rural Americans had no access to high-speed wireless service. Both the relatively limited availability of fast wireless Internet nationwide and the rural-urban disconnect on availability are often cited factors in the so-called “digital divide”, relegating low-income and rural consumers to limited or no internet service.
“Redzone is leading the market in the delivery of fixed wireless broadband technology for both residential & commercial applications, and our new integrated technology platform clearly has potential applications and scalability well beyond Maine.” said Michael Forcillo, Redzone Wireless, LLC Vice President. “Our 5Gx network is critical to keeping pace with the increasing consumer demand for broadband alternatives to fiber, cable and DSL that we see in Maine on a daily basis,” added Forcillo.
Since June of 2015, Redzone Wireless has expanded it’s fixed wireless broadband network to over 60 Maine communities, covering 225,000 Maine households and more than 40,000 businesses across the state.