TDL Gentek, a respected distributor of telecom equipment since 1979, and Tarana, a company leading the next generation of fixed wireless access (ngFWA), announced their partnership to supply Canadian internet service providers with Gigabit 1 (G1) — Tarana’s unique ngFWA platform.
TDL Gentek is the first Canadian-owned and operated distributor signing with Tarana, a growing private company transforming the market with a new, innovative approach to rapid broadband deployment. With this strategic partnership, TDL Gentek customers will be able to provide reliable, high-speed internet across Canada with low costs and short installation times.
Tarana’s recent product announcement reported on the company’s plans to release 6 GHz G1 radio models that support 160 MHz channels, and a software upgrade to shipping 5 GHz G1 radios that enables the same. Doubling the channel bandwidth of G1 allows it to deliver up to 1.6 Gbps of aggregate capacity per link. When released mid-next year, this will be a two-times upgrade to G1’s link speeds, combined with its signature resilience in the face of obstructions and interference, which will enable ISPs to deploy wireless networks with unprecedented competitiveness and staying power.
TDL Gentek has a history of supporting fixed wireless internet access in Canada, through wireless ISP customers, several of who are deploying Tarana’s advanced technology with great success.
Jeff McInnis, TDL Gentek’s President, noted, “The addition of Tarana Wireless to our vendor portfolio is evidence of our unwavering commitment to bringing the world’s best solutions to our Canadian ISP and value-added reseller partners. Tarana’s G1 platform offers subscribers in difficult-to-reach locations and busy residential neighborhoods reliable, high-speed internet services that outperform traditional fixed wireless or LTE solutions. Our customers can expect fiber-class speeds with much less cost and reduced installation complexity.”
Tarana’s VP of Worldwide Sales Mike Calabrese added, “We’re excited about our partnership with TDL Gentek and look forward to jointly addressing Canada’s digital divide while also bringing healthy competition to the country’s broadband markets.”