Mimosa Networks, a leading player in the development of next generation, hybrid fibre-wireless fixed access broadband solutions, has been selected by UK broadband provider Boundless Networks to deploy a network supporting 50Mbps-100Mbps internet speeds spanning 5,000 square miles of Northern England, covering villages and businesses coast-to-coast. Boundless, one of the UK’s first wireless internet service providers (WISPs), is focusing on remote, low-population areas, and Mimosa’s solution is able to offer residential and B2B users up-to-100Mbps connections via a mixture of point-to-multipoint MicroPoP and GigaPoP architectures. The US-based vendor notes that the GigaPoPs are ‘tower deployments using sectored Mimosa A5c connectorized access points with focused antennas to service subscribers over a large geographic area,’ while ‘MicroPoP installations are deployments of Mimosa A5 access points mounted on strategically-located village roof-tops which connect to Mimosa C5 client devices, located on subscriber roof-tops’. All access points operate using 40MHz channels using Mimosa’s proprietary Spectrum Reuse Synchronization (SRS) technology, and each access point supports approximately 25 subscribers. Boundless plans to roll out its new services across North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Lancashire over the next two years.
Originally called LN Communications (trading as ‘I Love Broadband’), Boundless Networks was established in 2006 before expanding in September 2015 via the acquisition of Lancashire-based Boundless Communications; the enlarged company adopted the Boundless brand name.