Windstream fixed wireless services are now available to more than 350,000 businesses in more than 50 markets. Houston is the latest market to receive the service from the company.
“Fixed wireless delivers secure connectivity and network diversity that virtually eliminates downtime which is a pressing concern for businesses,” John Nishimoto, the vice president of product management for Windstream Enterprise, said in a press release. “We are seeing increasing demand for diversity solutions like fixed wireless particularly with governmental, public and healthcare entities responsible for the health and safety of its citizens as well.”
The Windstream fixed wireless service complements Windstream’s 150,000-mile core fiber footprint. It guarantees promised bit rates from 1.5 Mbps to 5 Gbps over a path-diverse route and service delivery times of less than 45 days, the company said. The platform supports SDN, IP voice, Internet, MPLS and point-to-point services. Business continuity services are offered via a combination of fiber and fixed wireless.
Fixed wireless is seen as a significant tool because it reduces the costs of providing service to difficult-to-reach endpoints. The attraction of the technology is expected to grow in the era of 5G. The faster networks are able to provide more functionality and serve more homes and businesses.
It’s been an active year for Windstream Enterprise:
- In February, about a year after the acquisition of EarthLink, Windstream launched the Windstream Enterprise and Windstream Wholesale brands.
- In April Windstream Enterprise unveiled the “One Size Fits You” campaign at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2018 in Las Vegas.