VGI Know-how, an skilled Web Service Supplier (ISP) primarily based in Texas, and Tarana Company, producer of the next-generation Gigabit 1 (G1) Fastened Wi-fi Entry (ngFWA) platform, introduced the distinctive progress of their lively G1 deployments in Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay, Texas.
VGI offers high-quality Web entry in addition to video surveillance, safety, entry management, and residential automation. The corporate is regionally owned and has been serving Texas communities since 2002.
Tarana is the originator of the ngFWA class, a brand new broadband expertise engineered via greater than a decade of analysis and growth that options two main business breakthroughs: true interference cancellation in each licensed and unlicensed spectrum, and excellent non-line-of-sight (NLoS) efficiency. Consequently, service suppliers can lastly ship market-leading broadband speeds the place fiber is impractical or not possible.
With years of conventional FWA expertise, the VGI staff was initially skeptical of the unprecedented claims made in regards to the G1’s efficiency.
Nevertheless, after attempting out the product in late 2021 and seeing obtain speeds of as much as 600Mbps in a bustling city setting, they grew to become believers in Tarana’s ardour. VGI now has tons of of consumers on lively G1 networks, with many extra installations coming in 2023.
VGI had extra cause to be excited in regards to the G1’s capabilities than different ISPs. Whereas Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay are stunning trip locations and a retirement dream for a lot of Texans, the land in that space is strong granite. This makes trenching impractical, and since over-the-air fiber will not be an possibility for aesthetic causes in these communities, wi-fi is the one viable broadband possibility. Earlier than the G1, this meant wildly unreliable service and insufficient web speeds.
Now with Tarana ngFWA, wi-fi would not have to come back with compromise. Members of the Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay group, who beforehand settled on service plans of simply 5-50Mbps, can now rise up to 400Mbps on VGI’s G1 community. One finish consumer reported that this was “one of the best service Horseshoe Bay has ever provided”.
ngFWA will not be solely a game-changer for VGI’s purchasers, but additionally for his or her companies. On a single Tarana Base Node (BN) put in on a water tower overlooking Horseshoe Bay, they’ve over 130 lively purchasers related. Earlier applied sciences have been restricted to 30 prospects in a single sector. This large enhance in capability has lowered the variety of tower climbs and made large-scale deployment considerably sooner.
With the long-battled broadband downside in Horseshoe Bay resolved, the native authorities and broadband fee are constructing 3 new towers particularly to help VGI’s growth of Tarana-backed ngFWA networks. Having achieved their mission of offering higher web service to the group, the Horseshoe Bay Broadband Fee is now disbanded.
Scott Gibbs, CEO, VGI Know-how
Tarana has allowed us to deliver actual excessive pace web to a spot the place it by no means existed. That is unprecedented efficiency from wi-fi expertise, and we’re actually excited to proceed increasing our G1 networks to supply extra distant prospects with a better high quality connection.
Mike Calabrese, Vice President of International Gross sales for Tarana
VGI Service Areas is a chief instance of why the Tarana staff flipped the script on mounted wi-fi. Residents of Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay not need to sacrifice web high quality to reside there. We’re very proud to be part of this achievement and sit up for many extra success tales with the VGI staff.