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Thursday, November 26 2020 - 11:00
Siklu Begins Shipments of Terragraph-Compliant Fixed Wireless Access Systems
SAN JOSE, Calif, Nov. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Siklu's New N366 Network Nodes and T265 Customer Premises Equipment Bring 
Cost-effective, Gigabit-speed Wireless Broadband to Homes and Businesses
  Siklu [], a global leader in millimeter wave (mmWave) 
technology for gigabit fixed wireless access, smart city and security networks, 
today announced it will begin shipping its new N366 & T265 
Terragraph-compliant, gigabit-speed fixed wireless broadband access systems to 
service providers in the U.S. and UK. Field trials have also begun and full 
commercial services are expected to commence in 1Q 2021. 

  Terragraph [] is a technology developed by Facebook 
Connectivity [] to solve the last mile connectivity 
challenge and serve under-connected communities around the globe. Terragraph is 
an 802.11ay-based, multi-gigabit wireless technology designed to deliver 
fiber-like speeds over the air at a significantly lower cost and faster time to 
market than that of trenched fiber. The 802.11ay standardization results in 
complete end-to-end solutions and promotes volume production of equipment, 
which drives down prices.

  The 60 GHz band is attractive for this application as it is unlicensed (free 
to use) and supported in the vast majority of countries around the world. 
Further, it has virtually zero interference from other 60 GHz wireless networks 
and plenty of available bandwidth, conditions which enable high-density low 
latency multi-gigabit connections. 

  "Siklu's announcement and other recent developments at Terragraph demonstrate 
the viability of a mass market for gigabit fixed wireless broadband access for 
both residential and business customers," noted Sue Rudd, Director – Networks 
and Service Platforms at Strategy Analytics.  "By achieving important economies 
of scale and Gigabit-speed connections, Siklu and Terragraph fixed wireless now 
offer a flexible high performance alternative to optical and co-ax options such 
as FTTH and DOCSIS 3.0 - at a lower cost and with faster deployment." 

  "We expect 2021 to be a big year for the deployment of cost-effective, 
Terragraph-based fixed wireless broadband, and Siklu's announcement today 
provides further evidence of that," said Dan Rabinovitsj, vice president for 
Facebook Connectivity. "We have worked with Siklu since the early days of 
Terragraph, and we are excited to see the progress they have made to 
incorporate our technical innovations into the already impressive Siklu 
portfolio of high-speed broadband infrastructure."

  Siklu's Terragraph product line 
[] represents the company's 
third generation of 60 GHz multipoint solutions, known as the MultiHaul(TM) 
product line. The N366 is an integrated system that features 360-degree 
coverage, the ability to self-organize into a neighborhood L2 SDN 
(software-defined network) mesh and just under 16 Gbps of total capacity. 
Combined with the first Terminal Units, the T265, network operators are able to 
cover entire cities with Siklu's Terragraph solution.  Siklu also offers a 
complete line of advanced software applications for planning, designing, 
deploying, and operating extensive fixed and smart city mmWave networks.  More 
information about the Siklu MultiHaul Terragraph product family (MH TG) can be 
found here [].

  "In almost all situations, wireless networks are quicker to deploy than wired 
ones.  By incorporating Terragraph into our fixed wireless equipment, service 
providers can now easily generate profits based on the MH TG fiber quality and 
wireless flexibility in a variety of network topologies," said Ronen Ben-Hamou, 
CEO of Siklu. "As we have learned over the last several months, broadband is 
needed more than ever and MH TG is an effective way to close the digital divide 
with gigabit-speed broadband. This release represents the first of a full suite 
of Terragraph-based products on our roadmap for 2021."

  Facebook Connectivity and Siklu are hosting a webinar 
[] about 
Terragraph and Siklu's new MultiHaul(TM) TG product family on Tuesday, December 
8, 2020, at 11 AM EST / 3 PM GMT.

  About Siklu

  Siklu delivers multi-gigabit wireless fiber connectivity in urban, suburban 
and rural areas. Operating in the millimeter wave bands, Siklu's wireless 
solutions are used by leading service providers and system integrators to 
provide 5G Gigabit Wireless Access services. In addition, Siklu solutions are 
ideal for Smart City projects requiring extra capacity such as video security, 
WiFi backhaul and municipal network connectivity all over one network. 
Thousands of carrier-grade systems are delivering interference-free performance 
worldwide. Easily installed on street-fixtures or rooftops, these radios have 
been proven to be the ideal solution for networks requiring fast and simple 
deployment of secure, wireless fiber.

  Media contact
  Shiri Butnaru
  Director of Marketing, Siklu  

  Dave Sumi
  VP Marketing, Siklu


  SOURCE: Siklu