Monday, January 29, 2007

Strix Wireless Mesh Network Deployed in Mumbai

Strix Systems' wireless mesh networking gear is being deployed in Mumbai, India by LifeStyle Networks Pvt. Ltd. Nearly 1,000 radios are already in operation and more than 2,000 additional radios will be operational before mid-2007. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with over 18 million people.

Strix Systems' modular mesh products support up to six radios and 768 users per node. Strix networks scale to 10 or more wireless hops with near-zero throughput loss and latency.

Mesh Networking for Developing Countries
mesh networks have become a new economic stimulus for the developed
economies of North America, Europe and East Asia. This is especially true
at the municipal level, where city after city are announcing major Wi-Fi
initiatives. However, the impact of Wi-Fi and mesh is even more
significant in developing countries, where telecom services have been
limited. Consider Bangladesh....