Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Covad Completes WiMAX Trial in SF Bay Area with Axxcelera

Covad Wireless has completed a WiMAX lab test and field trial in the San Francisco Bay area using equipment from Santa Barbara-based Axxcelera.

The trial included field testing for the reach and performance of Covad's service with Axxcelera's AB-MAX platform WiMAX equipment. The trial confirmed a total symmetric bandwidth of 8.0+ Mbps at 5+ miles and registered less than one percent packet loss and less than 50ms network latency.

Covad will use Axxcelera's WiMAX equipment to power its flagship "Super-T" product, which offers up to 6.0 Mbps of symmetric, business-class broadband access. Covad will begin deployment of its new WIMAX equipment at existing base station locations in Los Angeles, Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area. Deployment will continue throughout 2008 and into 2009.http://www.covadwireless.com