Publicly accessible wireless IP broadband mesh networks are being deployed in cities around the world, providing new capabilities and services for citizens and subscribers.
Tropos MetroMesh broadband Internet access can be deployed more quickly, with lower capital costs and operating expenses per subscriber than competing technologies, with the following benefits:
- Speed - True broadband speed provides greater than one Mbps symmetrical throughput.
- Economics - Lower capital expenditure and operating costs, plus quick installation means reaching more customers faster than wireline technologies.
- Service quality - Local and national surveys show that customers are overwhelmingly happy with their municipal Wi-Fi service and ability to access the network from home and around town.
- New revenue opportunities - Service providers can extend their geographic reach, offer “anywhere, anytime” connectivity to complement wireline service, and use location-based advertising for personalized product awareness.
High-speed wireless access with Tropos and its Troposphere Solution Partners are deploying in cities around the world.
- Economic Development - Granbury, Texas and Derry, Ireland are using Tropos wireless connectivity to help drive economic development.
- Increase Educational Opportunities - Amory, Mississippi and Antigua/Barbuda have installed wireless broadband to help raise achievement levels and ensure all students have the benefit of Internet access.
- Extend the College Campus - Sonora Institute of Technology Public University (Obregon, Mexico) and Minnesota State University - Moorhead students connect anywhere, anytime on campus or around town.
- Improve Quality of Life - St. Cloud, Florida and Chaska, Minnesota offer citywide wireless broadband to make their city a more attractive place to live.
- Cost Effective Service - Argyroupolis, Greece and Bear Creek Homeowners' Association are offering wireless broadband services as a cost effective alternative where other choices were not cosst effective, unreliable, or limited.
- Location-Based Advertising - CBS offers the public a free HotZone around Times Square in New York which is funded by location-based advertising.