Siklu has signed a distribution agreement with Connectronics. Under the agreement, Connectronics will offer Siklu’s EtherHaul millimeter-wave E-Band system to its network of value added resellers, system integrators, and Internet service providers in North America.

The agreement is the latest for Siklu, which recently established a presence in North America and has begun offering its carrier-grade millimeter-wave Gigabit Ethernet radio solutions in that market. The EtherHaul radio operates in the licensed E-Band spectrum, which is ideal for shorter-distance high bandwidth connections and offers an innovative all-silicon design of EtherHaul. Siklu’s systems are installed in numerous operator and enterprise networks across Europe and will be commercially available in the North American market in the fourth quarter of this year.

“Siklu's EtherHaul system is a great product, and we anticipate significant demand for it among our customers,” said Rob Timm, President of Connectronics. “With its industry-leading price and its performance and value, it will be extremely attractive to our customers. We are definitely pleased to add EtherHaul to the broad range of wireless and connectivity products that Connectronics is known for.”

“We welcome this agreement with Connectronics, a well respected top tier distributor with a broad customer base,” said Ilan Moshe, who heads Siklu’s North American activities. He added, “We recognize the rapidly growing need for a solution such as EtherHaul in North America. For instance, mobile operators face a huge challenge in providing sufficient backhaul capacity for mobile broadband applications, particularly in congested urban areas. Enterprise campus communications and security installations face similar challenges, and our agreement with Connectronics will make it easier for them to implement our E-Band solution.”