Mimosa Networks, the provider of 5G Fixed wireless solutions, and Prairie Hills Wireless, a Nebraska-based wireless Internet service provider (WISP), has announced that the companies´ longstanding partnership has propelled Prairie Hills Wireless to a milestone of over 1,200 residential and business customers receiving fiber-fast broadband services, the companies said.
Founded in 2013, Prairie Hills decided to answer the challenge to provide a compelling broadband experience in suburban Ravenna, Nebraska. Despite the generally rural environment, the competition was intense with two established national carriers – one a traditional large telco and the other a national cable operator – and three WISPs already providing service in the area. Ultimately, Prairie Hills founder Kent Urwiller knew that service and speed would differentiate them against the competition, and early on switched to Mimosa.
Prior to partnering with Mimosa, spectrum capacity challenges introduced by interference from its own radios, as well as those of nearby competitors, made scaling the business difficult. In the end, Urwiller deployed two types of 5G Fixed Wireless architectures, namely the Mimosa 5G MicroPoP architecture for urban-suburban locations and the Mimosa 5G GigaPoP architecture for rural locations.
In both architectures, Urwiller leveraged the entire Mimosa ecosystem to build out the network. Deploying the unique frequency reuse technologies in Mimosa´s unlicensed B5/B5c backhaul radios and moving traffic off of towers and into neighborhoods with Mimosa A5/A5c access points and C5/C5c client devices boosted subscriber speeds instantly — up to 300 Mbps for business customers and up to 150 Mbps for residential customers. Subscribers typically accustomed to seeing an average of just 5 Mbps were blown away with the level of service that they received from Prairie Hills, in record time after their initial request for service.
Mimosa Networks is the provider of next-generation, Hybrid Fiber-Wireless fixed access broadband solutions. Mimosa access, backhaul, and client devices empower service providers to deliver ultra-broadband connectivity in suburban, urban, and hard-to-reach rural areas at a fraction of the cost of fiber, driving new industry competition and closing the global connectivity gap. Mimosa´s technology demonstrates unprecedented levels of efficiency, sharing scarce spectrum concurrently across an entire network. Founded in 2012, Mimosa is based in Silicon Valley and deployed in over 130 countries worldwide.