Wireless broadband technology Curvalux has announced a collaboration agreement Brazilian ITC Consultancy Tree Net to bring highspeed Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solutions to Brazil.
Tree Net will deliver last mile connectivity solutions to both telecom operators and business developers with Curvalux’s multibeam technology. Curvalux and Tree Net are planning to carry out a series of field trials in both urban and rural areas, with the first set to take place in a densely populated area of São Paulo in early June.
This trial will demonstrate the performance of the Curvalux system to deliver high capacity and exceptional signal quality even operating in the unlicensed bands in a noisy environment through Curvalux’s phased array multibeam system with superior interference mitigation.
The second field trial will be in two locations: one in the City of Brasilia and the other outside Brasilia in an agricultural setting. Coverage and sector throughput will be key features in the rural setting as the trial aims to illuminate IoT devices in scattered locations. Curvalux’s long range, multi-gigabit speeds and low power consumption are suited to these conditions. Other industry sectors such as manufacturing, mining and logistics can easily adapt to the agricultural business model.
The arrival of 5G in Brazil has opened an unprecedented discussion about the use of high-speed FWA solutions in urban areas as a complementary solution to fibre, and how FWA solutions will aid operators covering hard-to-reach areas.
“Internet access is no longer a luxury but a necessity in today’s society, and every government in the world is prioritising the need to bring affordable broadband access for each and every one of its citizens…Social, economic, technical and environmental hurdles need to be tackled and overcome”, says Richard Pak, Curvalux Group CEO.