Wednesday, September 19, 2012

BLiNQ Raises $10 Million for Wireless Backhaul

BLiNQ Networks, a start-up based in Plano, Texas, raised an additional $10 million in funding for its intelligent wireless backhaul solutions.

BLiNQ Networks was founded in June 2010 after the acquisition of intellectual property and wireless assets from Nortel Networks.  BLiNQ's solutions use sub-6 GHz TDD spectrum and unique and patent-pending Managed Adaptive Resource Allocation (MARA) technology to provide network-level intelligence, self-organizing network capabilities, and eliminates interference challenges to maximize spectral efficiency. The company has development facilities in Ottawa, Canada.

The non line of site (NLOS) backhaul technology is specifically designed for small cell transport.  The company says its solutions can be deployed anywhere in minutes with one truck roll and one technician. The solution is self-organizing and continually self-optimizes to adapt to the changing environment.

The new funding came from BDC Venture Capital, New Venture Partners and Summerhill Venture Partners.

  • BLiNQ is headed by Carleton (Mickey) Miller, who previously was President, Wireless Network Solutions Group of Andrew Corporation.