Le Lézard
Classified in: Science and technology, Business
Subject: CON

Ericsson partners with Mediacom Communications to extend broadband in rural America via Fixed Wireless Access

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Mediacom Communications Corporation, the fifth largest cable operator in the U.S. providing services to 1.5 million homes and businesses across 22 states, are working together to extend broadband services in rural America.

Mediacom is the first major U.S. cable provider to launch a 3GPP standards-based Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) high-speed internet service leveraging Ericsson 4G and 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) solutions.

"This technology will be a game changer for the new communities that Mediacom is trying to reach," said Per Wahlen, Vice President and Head of Business Development for Ericsson North America. "Connecting rural America has been a significant national challenge over the past decade, and our Ericsson solutions will quickly extend the reach of Mediacom's broadband services and close the digital divide in numerous underserved rural areas."

The Ericsson RAN solutions allow Mediacom to offer FWA high-speed internet services up to nine miles from each tower location. In turn, this will allow Mediacom to quickly and cost effectively offer broadband to thousands of new underserved homes in businesses in rural communities across Mediacom's multi-state footprint. These efforts demonstrate Mediacom's and Ericsson's commitment to support federal, state and local initiatives to close the digital divide.  

"The ongoing COVID pandemic has demonstrated that a quality high-speed internet connection is more important than ever," said JR Walden, Mediacom's Chief Technology Officer. "We are thrilled to work with a trusted partner like Ericsson to launch robust fixed wireless broadband services in areas of the country that need it the most."

For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit www.ericsson.com/press

Subscribe to Ericsson press releases here.

News Center

Jannie Tong
+1 214-415-0815            

Thomas Larsen
+ 1 845-443-2754

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company's portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson's investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York. www.ericsson.com

Mediacom Communications Corporation is the 5th largest cable operator in the United States and the leading gigabit broadband provider to smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Through its fiber-rich network, Mediacom provides high-speed data, video and phone services to 1.5 million households and businesses across 22 states. The company delivers scalable broadband solutions to commercial and public-sector customers of all sizes through Mediacom Business, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at www.mediacomcable.com.

SOURCE Ericsson; Mediacom

These press releases may also interest you

at 09:10
ModivCare Inc. ("ModivCare" or the "Company") , a technology-enabled healthcare services company that provides a suite of integrated supportive care solutions focused on improving patient outcomes, today announced that the Company is scheduled to...

at 09:09
Isabella Bank Corporation (the "Corporation") announced today the final  results of its modified "Dutch auction" tender offer (the "Tender Offer") to purchase for cash up to $20,000,000 of shares of its common stock (the "Common Stock") at a price...

at 09:08
Xinergy Global, an international consulting firm specializing in global business strategy, announced today that it has been named the top market research company and ranked as one of the top 3 best B2B...

at 09:07
Breethe, a global meditation and mental wellness app with more than 10 million downloads, announced today it has partnered with WW International, Inc., a human-centric technology company powered by the world's leading commercial weight management...

at 09:07
For older Americans, their home is as much an investment as it is a place to live. New data from American Advisors Group (AAG), the nation's leader in home equity solutions, shows that seniors' homes not only have a great deal of monetary worth, but...

at 09:06
DIREXYON Technologies, a global leader in Asset Investment Planning (AIP) solutions, today announced the promotion of Didem Cataloglu as its new Chief Executive Officer. In her previous role as DIREXYON Technologies' Chief Revenue Officer, Cataloglu...

News published on 31 august 2021 at 08:00 and distributed by: