Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cruzio Deploys Exalt Microwave Backhaul Systems

Cruzio, a wireless and wireline Internet service provider in Santa Cruz County, California has deployed Exalt Communications' microwave backhaul systems to upgrade the capacity of its wireless backbone network and to back up its fiber network. The Exalt systems enable a full duplex, 1 Gbps Ethernet transport capability to drive Cruzio's wireless Internet access business on both sides of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Working directly with Exalt, Cruzio has deployed Exalt systems that use the 18 GHz, 23 GHz, and 5 GHz frequencies to reliably deliver Ethernet traffic over distances exceeding 20 miles. Each microwave link carries at least 100 Mbps full-duplex Ethernet today, and this can be expanded up to 1 Gbps full duplex per link via Exalt capacity aggregation as other parts of the network are upgraded to handle the new capacity.