CHICAGO, March 6, 2018 – ExteNet Systems, a leading independent provider of Communications Infrastructure enabling advanced cellular, wireless and broadband connectivity across urban and rural America, today announced it has deployed a CBRS Part 96 ready fixed wireless LTE-based network with Peak Internet, a broadband access provider based in Woodland Park, Colorado. Peak Internet provides high-speed broadband internet services to residential, small business, enterprise and government customers in Colorado Springs and Pike’s Peak.
ExteNet is utilizing its distributed Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solution with Nokia’s CBRS ready LTE radios to enable fixed wireless broadband service for Peak Internet over the licensed 3.65 GHz band with a future, software only upgrade path to the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. This allows Peak Internet to provide true broadband LTE connectivity to its customers today and comply with pending FCC mandates. ExteNet’s deployment will include a built-in capability to support future mobile roaming services for Tier 1 providers.
“We are excited to deliver a proven solution with an affordable economic model to Peak Internet,” said Jason Osborne, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives for ExteNet Systems. “We understand that traditional approaches with fiber and copper are not always economically viable. Instead, we worked with Peak Internet to deliver an all IP, fixed wireless solution that delivers the ability to offer fast and reliable wireless broadband connectivity to its customers in the central Colorado region at a competitive price point.”
“We chose to work with ExteNet Systems because it’s an established communications infrastructure company with proven experience deploying networks for other wireless broadband access providers in rural markets,” said Jayson Baker, CEO of Peak Internet. “ExteNet’s distributed EPC, which is tightly coupled with Nokia’s CBRS-ready LTE RAN, has proven to be a strong solution. While we had started this rollout with a different vendor, transitioning to the ExteNet solution with Nokia has been a very positive experience and a better fit for our longer-term needs. Furthermore, ExteNet’s IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) proposition has allowed us to free up capital to grow our network and begin planning for additional use cases.”
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 visit www.extenetsystems.com.