Introducing the MicroPoP Broadband Architecture

What is a MicroPoP? Simply put, it’s a new concept for deployment of fixed broadband services over wireless. Designed from the ground up for dense urban and suburban neighborhoods, it is powerful enough to outperform DSL, Cable and Fiber services.

Introducing the Mimosa MicroPoP - a game changer in driving next generation broadband services where they are needed most.


per Access Point

>300 Mbps

Downstream/Upstream peak per client


Clients per Access Point

Fiber Fast Speeds

Customers connected to a MicroPoP can burst to hundreds of Megabits, symmetrically in both a downstream and upstream direction. DSL and Cable providers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade their networks and still cannot come close to these sort of speeds and the fiber footprint is not expanding fast enough to keep up with demand. 5G wireless services represent a potential fill in, but are not designed for sustained high throughput downloads that are characterized by next generation Internet services. Wireless is the answer to meet demand for high-bandwidth services to multiple devices in the home. 4K streaming and VR represent a step function change in the need for speed and Mimosa is building the ecosystem to meet this demand.

Low Cost, Rapid Deployment

Utilizing a mix of unlicensed and licensed spectrum, a MicroPoP (architecture?) can achieve costs per subscriber that are a fraction of wired fixed broadband technologies. With fiber installs costing between $1,000-$2,500 per household, providers must cherry pick high value neighborhoods. The Mimosa MicroPoP business model ensures that no one gets left behind. Once an Access Point has been installed, customer acquisition happens in a grass roots fashion, employing door-to-door promotion and social media as appropriate. Instant gratification for the customer through on-the-spot installs drives a high adoption rate and customer satisfaction.

Minimal Visual Impact

Setting up a MicroPop does not involve digging, trenching or overhead cables associated with wired access technologies. The Mimosa A5 Access Point and C5 Client devices are designed to be compact and inconspicuous. Generally installed within premise rooflines, Mimosa products are the antithesis of unsightly cell phone towers.

Built to Scale

Where previous efforts to deliver last-mile connectivity wirelessly have failed, the Mimosa MicroPop has the ability to make efficient use of available spectrum. Self-interference from client devices and other access points previously limited the ability of legacy wireless networks to support clients at the density. With Mimosa’s TDMA GPS technology, network-wide synchronization is possible. This allows the same channel to be use across multiple sets of access points and clients. This is the most efficient way to use scarce spectrum.

Cloud Controlled

You build it, we’ll help you manage it. Mimosa’s Cloud provides customer-centric quality of experience management. Modern big data approaches allow us to make sense of enormous data sets collected from the network. This is used to produce actionable insight that can improve network performance.

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