Clearly the digital barriers in tribal communities have been a challenge well before the pandemic, but now it is fully exposed. With new funding available, such as NTIA's Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, tribal communities and their entities are eligible for the long overdue support that is needed to cover broadband deployment and adoption projects on tribal lands.
We live in a digitally-dependent world where almost every facet of our lives—work, healthcare, connecting with family, government services and even ordering food— rely heavily on high-speed broadband connectivity. Yet the majority of rural areas lack accessibility to internet services because of expensive broadband network and infrastructure. To bridge the digital divide, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is issuing $288 million in grant funding for the deployment of broadband in these underserved areas!
Mimosa by Airspan is pleased to introduce the Mimosa Management Platform (MMP), an advanced standalone network management software platform for Mimosa fixed wireless devices. MMP dramatically expands on Mimosa by Airspan’s network and device management capabilities available today in the traditional Mimosa Cloud monitoring-only solution.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! The purpose of this blog post is to highlight some of the things we have designed, created, and tested extensively for the Mimosa Cloud.
Mimosa is pleased to welcome Aglotel to Mimosa’s growing network of authorized distributors in the Asia-Pacific Region. Aglotel Wireless Solutions is a wireless solutions provider based in Malaysia. First established as a telecommunication and wireless solutions specialist in 1995, Aglotel now focuses on distribution, designing and implementing broadband wireless and corporate WiFi solutions. With their impressive 20 years of experience in the wireless space, they are considered a pioneer in their region.
Mimosa is pleased to announce Sourcing-IT as our newest Distributor. Based in the UK, Sourcing-IT specializes in bringing IT hardware and Fixed Wireless Solutions to the continent of Africa.
Mimosa CEO Brian Hinman recently joined Mimosa’s Dustin and Eric to answer a few questions about the Mimosa N5-45 sector antennas.
We are excited to announce the addition of iWayAfrica Telecommunications Ltd. as a Mimosa Distributor in Nigeria. With a vast presence in Africa, iWay operates in over 44 countries and services thousands of customers in the fields of wireless broadband, VSAT and fiber optics.
Located in the Czech Republic, Alternetivo was founded in 1996 by a close-knit group of classmates at Prague’s local technical university. Alternetivo expanded quickly over the years, and now offers a full suite of advanced technology solutions to carriers, ISPs, system integrators and resellers in the IT and communications space.
Mimosa and Bermuda-based Bluewave jointly took home the award for “Connecting the Unconnected” at the inaugural 2018 CANTO Innovation Awards. Bluewave’s large-scale deployment of Mimosa’s fixed wireless solutions delivers high-speed internet, video, and voice to business and residential subscribers on the island of Bermuda.
It’s well known that Mimosa fixed wireless links can cover vast distances at high speeds, but did you know they can reliably traverse water, too? In recognition of World Oceans Day which highlights the need to protect and conserve the world’s oceans, we wanted to highlight some of our most unique over-the-water links.
We are excited to announce the general availability of firmware Releases 2.4.1 and 1.5! These latest releases focus on usability updates, stability improvements and regulatory updates. Release 2.4.1 is applicable to Mimosa A5/A5c access devices, C5/C5c client devices running PTMP software and C5c devices running PTP software. Release 1.5 is applicable to Mimosa B5, B5c, B5-Lite and B11 running PTP software.
With the unlicensed 5 GHz band becoming increasingly congested, reducing interference becomes ever more critical for delivering reliable wireless service. Luckily, Mimosa solutions are uniquely designed to help you manage around congested spectrum and deliver world-class connectivity in any environment.
It's no secret that Mimosa loves WISPs - every product or service we design is built precisely with service providers in mind, whether it be ease of installation, blow-away price performance or real-time network management. So when it came to starting a podcast, choosing the topic was easy - we can't think of anything we'd rather talk about than the ins and outs of running a WISP!
Live from WISPAmerica this week, we are proud to introduce you to the Mimosa B24 Gigabit backhaul radio, and the Mimosa N5-360 quad-sector antenna.
GeoLinks used Mimosa’s point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless broadband solutions to accelerate disaster recovery efforts
A big Mimosa shout-out to Go Wireless NZ, our New Zealand distributor, for sharing a great case study about how one Papakura Auckland resident's quest for high-speed internet blossomed into a community service.
We are excited to announce the update of Mimosa’s Network Design Tool with full point-to-multipoint support for our A5 and A5c access devices.
Mimosa is excited to announce the debut of a great new website resource, the Mimosa.co Accessories page, designed to help you select the ideal accessories to optimize your Mimosa network.
Mimosa is pleased to announce its selection as a finalist in the category of “5G Trailblazer” at the 2017 World Communications Awards (WCA) ceremony for global telecom operators and service providers.
Today Mimosa is proud to announce the general availability of firmware release 2.4, with exciting features that enable rapid network deployment and reduce installation and operating costs in last-mile multipoint wireless broadband networks.
At the recent 5G Americas’ Technology Briefing, we were disappointed to hear FCC Commissioner O’Rielly reiterate his support for “flexible use” of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz band: “Another group of entities has proposed a plan that would favor fixed operations in the band, but this is counter to flexible use policies and is not appropriate.”
Mimosa is on the road around the world this week, with employees at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai and Wispapalooza in the U.S., meeting with current and prospective customers to learn more about the opportunities they’re seeing in their communities and discuss how the latest innovations from Mimosa can help.
Mimosa teamed with Tycon Systems to showcase a ready-to-install kit for setting up a remote, solar-powered, high-speed connection.
At Mimosa, we get a lot of questions from service providers asking about which antenna we recommend to provide the best performance in a given situation. This blog is designed to help answer these questions—specifically for our A5c product.
Mimosa counts #bekind as one of its core values. We are so proud of the generosity and willingness of our employees to continually reflect these values not only to each other, but out into our communities as well! Our Santa Clara employees gathered to assemble 100 backpacks for children at Christopher Elementary School, located in East San Jose, to celebrate the start of the new school year.
The ripple effects of the Net Neutrality and Open Internet proceedings are being felt by consumers, the tech industry, as well as Internet Service Providers (ISPs) at the heart of the discussion. As a co-founder of a Silicon Valley tech company, Mimosa Networks, I’m a big supporter of the need for an Open Internet to enable new innovations that depend on unimpeded consumer internet.
Fixed Access Economics: Understanding Why Mobile Networks Cannot Bridge the Broadband Divide and What You Can Do About It
As a founding member of the Broadband Access Coalition, Mimosa is proud to be a leader in the effort to extend quality broadband service to underserved areas of the United States, and to bring desperately needed competition to urban and suburban markets.
In the second part of our “how-to” series, we wanted to share some tips on how we recently built an off-the-grid solar site in the hills overlooking Monterey Bay. We had some strict criteria to follow - the land owner wanted to make sure that the panels wouldn’t be visible from Highway 1 or from the beach, following Coastal Commission guidelines so we had to keep the panels low to the ground.
In the first part of our “how-to” series, we share some tips on how we recently built an over-the-water, solar relay diversity link from Monterey Bay to Carmel Valley in California. A diversity link is a link that can pick up signals on two different dishes, with feed horns configured exactly 11 feet apart vertically, and is ideally suited to handle thermal inversion deployments.
Apart from meeting customers and partners, one of the more fun aspects of my job is mingling with the industry’s newest and brightest entrepreneurs. Last week I traveled to the Red Herring Top 100 North America conference in Los Angeles to present on behalf of Mimosa, named as one of the finalists for the prestigious “Red Herring Top 100 North America 2017” Award.
As an industry, we’ve done an incredible job utilizing the 5GHz band to its fullest potential. Mimosa is particularly proud of its Spectrum Reuse Synchronization (SRS) technology, allowing rich spectrum reuse and mitigating interference from other unlicensed devices in the band. Our innovations in efficient use of spectrum are being manifested in many venues, enabling market growth from rural and developing countries to suburban and urban centers, where people lack choice for broadband service.
At Mimosa, we are dedicated to our partners’ continued success. That is why I am excited to announce that today we are launching our Premier Partner Program, designed to create value and provide a one-stop destination for our partners.
With the availability of firmware version 2.3.0, we welcome support for the new, long-range Mimosa C5c connectorized client for Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint applications.
It’s here! Today we announced the commercial availability of our C5c connectorized client radio. The C5c rounds out our suite of client devices, and in combination with our comprehensive backhaul and access offerings, delivers on our vision of a complete cloud to client 5G Fixed wireless solution. The C5c serves traditional tower and GigaPoP architectures, and our innovative MicroPoP architecture approach.
Last week, Jaime hopped on a plane to Washington for three days of action at Wi-Fi NOW. In addition to meeting with many customers and presenting a keynote on the role of wireless in delivering high-speed internet, Jaime came home with a very special award commemorating his induction into the inaugural Wi-Fi NOW Hall of Fame.
Barcelona certainly was abuzz with 5G marketing this year, with soaring banners making claims of “the leader in 5G technology” all around. But many attendees walked away shrugging their shoulders still contemplating, “what is 5G?”
It’s incredibly fitting as Mimosa celebrates our 5th anniversary this month that we today launch our eagerly anticipated 5G Fixed Wireless solutions.
In 2016 we witnessed an unprecedented change in direction for internet access in America, as the most prominent ISPs in the country continued to back-off their fiber plans. This is making way for new fixed wireless technologies as the final connection to consumers in the last-mile.
Internal temperature readings will always be significantly higher than the outside ambient temperature in which a Mimosa product is operating. The nature of any electronic product is that it generates heat, so this should not cause alarm.
When you design a radio link, you have to ensure the availability meets the needs of the applications running over the air. Today’s wireless networks consist of many layers, each one having a different function. They work together as a system to provide connectivity for the end user.
To improve reliability and meet growing network capacity demands, WISPs are now increasingly looking beyond the 5 GHz band, hoping to protect their links with dedicated licensed spectrum.
With copper and fiber-based deployments clearly slowing down, it seems a foregone conclusion that wireless technologies will be the new delivery mechanism to meet consumer demand for fiber-fast internet.
With the launch of our first Part 101 licensed radio, the Mimosa B11, we set out to provide you with the fastest and most affordable 11 GHz radio on the market. We also wanted to simplify the license coordination process. If you are an operator located in the United States, you can now login to our network design tool, plan your link and submit it for coordination.
Many of you may have read about the Loma fire that started in California’s Santa Cruz mountains on September 26, 2016, destroying many buildings and threatening several tower locations. Two of the tower sites, heavily used as a primary route for telecommunications and Internet traffic, were surrounded by flames that damaged generators, melted AC lines, and engulfed radios mounted less than 6m (20 feet) AGL. Mimosa uses these sites as a primary route for providing Internet service to both our headquarters building, and to several test sites with live users on both sides of the mountains. In light of this fire, we thought it would be a good time to discuss how to plan and maximize network availability during disasters.
Mimosa products are powered using Power over Ethernet (PoE), making it easy to install Mimosa radios with a single high quality CAT 6 Ethernet cable for powering and connectivity.
Every installation is unique, which is why flexibility in mounting approach is critical. In the category of tooting our own horn, the Mimosa FlexiMount is the most flexible, compact mount available, allowing attachment to any vertical or other angled pole or any flat surface.
One of the underlying principles of Mimosa is to build the sort of company that we ourselves would want to deal with. Crucial to delivering a high-quality customer experience is support.
Our products are built for outdoor installation and operation, so it is important that they can withstand a variety of weather conditions. One way we ensure reliability in an outdoor environment is by testing and rating against an International standard known as IEC 60529.
Despite the inherent challenges, we have achieved the highest link resiliency in the industry through a combination of features unique to Mimosa, called Dual Link and Auto Everything.
The use of dual polarization antennas has become commonplace in wireless communications. It is time to update some of the common misconceptions about the impact of antenna polarizations.
The past several years have seen explosive growth in the number of wireless Internet access devices operating in unlicensed spectrum bands. Especially in the 5 GHz band, the availability of unlicensed spectrum has given rise to a number of low-cost backhaul and access devices that enable people to reliably connect to the Internet at a relatively low cost.
We are proud to report that Mimosa dominated the awards, which recognize the “best-of-the-best” in the WISP industry.
We want to thank the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) for recently backing Mimosa’s proposal of wider channels in the licensed 23 GHz band, reaffirming broad support for this initiative across the industry. In July, Mimosa urged the FCC to modify the rules to expand the current 50 MHz maximum channel width, with proposals for 80 MHz, 160 MHz and 320 MHz channels.
The dictionary defines “synergy” as two things that work together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Though the term suffers a bit from overuse, in this case, the word “synergy” could not be more a more apt description of Mimosa’s relationship with Quantenna Communications over the past three years.
Given the severe shortage of spectrum available to ISPs to satisfy Internet demand in the U.S., Mimosa has proactively led the way in proposing new solutions to increase spectrum availability. In 2013, we petitioned the FCC for shared allocation of the 10.0-10.5 GHz band to expand available backhaul spectrum. Today we continue this effort by advocating for wider channels in the licensed 23 GHz band, urging the FCC to fully leverage this spectrum by significantly increasing efficiency and capacity.
Mimosa is extremely excited to announce that we have been named in the first-ever Fast 50 List of Hottest Privately Held Security and Networking Companies! This Fast 50 report highlights the leading private Internet security and communications infrastructure companies, as identified by JMP Securities, a full-service, San Francisco-based investment bank.
As many of you know, earlier this year the FCC issued new regulations which drastically restricted the legal out-of-band emission (OOBE) limits in the U-NII-1 and U-NII-3 spectrum bands. Today we submitted additional comments to further underscore our position. Despite the fact that the 5 GHz band is one of the few bands capable of supporting long distance Wi-Fi connections, the power limits and antenna sizes that are required for the optimal use of those links are illegal under the current FCC limits.
As you may be aware, Mimosa petitioned the FCC to open the 10 GHz spectrum for lightly licensed use. The comment period for our petition closed on April 10, 2014, and following FCC rules, we submitted our response on Friday, April 25th, two weeks after the close of the comment period. Beyond this point, it’s up to the FCC to decide what action, if any, they will take to address our request to share the 10 GHz band for broadband applications. We think our case is strong, but only time will tell.
We believe this petition furthers the policy goals of the FCC’s published National Broadband Plan by significantly expanding the amount of spectrum available for broadband use nationwide.
Today, over half of Internet data is accessed via wireless networks that are supported by a fiber backbone. In the last six years alone, mobile data subscriptions have grown from just 4% to over a third of the world’s population. The growth in mobile subscribers combined with the deployment of smart devices is driving an ever-increasing reliance on wireless networks to provide Internet access.