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Renfrewshire Gains Wireless Broadband Coverage
By: MarkJ - 21 February, 2008 (10:15 AM)

The Proxim Wireless Corporation and CXS have announced deployment of a new wireless broadband network in the Scottish county of Renfrewshire, which will bring high-speed Internet access to businesses, residents and community services.

Renfrewshire Council was looking for a sustainable solution to provide citizens with residential high speed broadband. The programme, called Digital Inclusion Project, was designed to cover an area of around 5 square kilometers:

Gordon Giles, Renfrewshire Digital Inclusion Manager, stated: "This has been a new and innovative project. I'm not aware of many other initiatives that provide wireless and mesh broadband into residential homes to allow social inclusion covering an area of 5 square kilometers."

The implementation called for a large and robust network. CXS delivered by using 70 Proxim AP-4000MRs to cover over 2,600 households and 25 point-to-point and point-to-multipoint links (utilizing 40 Proxim Tsunami MP.11s) for backhaul to a 30Mbps internet 'pipe'. The 30Mbps wireless backhaul extends over 12 kilometers from Johnstone in Renfrewshire to Shortroods at Glasgow Airport.

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