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Nova Telecom and CBNL Partner to Bring Fixed Wireless to Businesses in Ireland

February 12, 2018

Nova Telecom has partnered with Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited (CBNL) to launch a new enterprise grade fixed wireless service, significantly increasing access to high bandwidth internet for businesses in Ireland.

Nova Telecom, a leading Irish communication provider, has today announced a partnership with CBNL, the market-leader in licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP) microwave and millimeter wave solutions, to launch a new enterprise grade fixed wireless service, significantly increasing access to high bandwidth internet for businesses in Ireland.

This major initiative by Nova Telecom, a leading Irish communication provider, will open up a more diverse path to superfast broadband, enabling business to leverage the latest licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP) microwave and millimeter wave technology, provided by CBNL.

Business benefits include rapid deployment, secure and robust connectivity, MPLS Ethernet circuits and combined upload/download speeds of up to 300 Mbps – ideally suited to deliver business critical activities and the most modern cloud services.

The network infrastructure that is being provided by CBNL will utilize the 10.5 GHz spectrum Nova Telecom recently acquired from the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg).

In addition to providing the radio technology, the company will offer a turnkey suite of services, including network planning and management software, training, deployment services and ongoing support.

Speaking about the partnership, CEO of Nova Telecom Dave McDonald said: “Internationally, a trend is taking place where businesses realize that more than one internet connection is needed to provide reliability and constant connectivity which is essential in today's connected world.

"Businesses in Ireland, even in urban areas, often only have one path to the internet, over Eir lines, no matter who is sending the bill. This new CBNL network can provide a completely diverse path to the internet for maximum security of supply, something I feel Irish business are desperately in need of.”

CEO of CBNL, Lionel Chmilewsky commented: “We’re delighted to partner with Nova Telecom on this exciting project and help bring the benefits of high speed broadband to more businesses across Ireland. Momentum for innovative projects, such as this, is growing rapidly and CBNL’s latest microwave and millimeter wave technology is increasingly being used as the go-to solution for pre-5G fixed wireless, backhaul and smart city connectivity.

"By offering faster deployment and up to 50% cost savings compared to licensed point-to-point or fiber, CBNL’s PMP solutions provide carriers with an unparalleled business case to deploy wide-area connectivity and offer the superfast broadband that is in such demand.”

The first phase of the new Nova Telecom network will be launched to cover Cork City, with further deployments planned in major cities up the country. This latest project builds on CBNL’s global commercial deployments, which now cover more than 50 countries for over 100 services providers, including for seven of the world’s largest ten mobile operators.