Zhone gives metro WiFi an architectural overhaul

Broadband access vendor Zhone Technologies is trying to do its part to revive the battered but possibly recovering municipal/metro wireless market. The company has developed a new metro-scale WiFi solution based on the 802.11n standard with multiple input/multiple output antennas and an integrated DSL backhaul architecture. MIMO is the en vogue technology contributing better signal reliability to all kinds of advanced wireless networks, so such a system could help boost the reputation of such networks. Small telco ACD.net and other service providers are said to be using Zhone's solution. After the municipal WiFi fiasco of the last year or so, equipment vendors have been steering clear of the augment, but with better business models and established players like telcos and cable TV companies coming back to the market, vendor innovation could return as well.

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