Syndeo Deploys Worlds Largest Rural Wi-Fi Broadband Network

Syndeo Deploys Worlds Largest Rural Wi-Fi Broadband Network


Syndeo is using Tropos equipment to build metro-scale Wi-Fi networks, quickly and at low cost, providing true broadband data access to key rural development areas in the southeastern United States. The focus of the Syndeo deployments is to provide, for the first time, high-bandwidth application access to education, business, residential, and municipality customers in areas traditionally neglected by wireline broadband providers.

“Tropos Networks is a best-of-breed technology partner for our company,” said Sam Robertson, CEO of Syndeo. “Tropos matched and exceeded our expectations on delivery and performance. Proven product quality, carrier-class performance and customer support has allowed Syndeo to meet aggressive deployment goals.”

The first of many such rural deployments has already gone live. Using the outdoor-optimized Tropos 5110 Wi-Fi cells, Syndeo has unwired more than thirteen square miles of Lafayette, Louisiana. For lowest cost and easy access, the network is accessible via standard 802.11 client devices. In addition, a piece of customer premise equipment (CPE) extends the wireless signal to structures in more remote and less densely populated areas. With the successful deployment of the network, each subscriber now has access to true broadband connectivity (greater than 1 Mbps).

“Syndeo is mining a large seam of unmet demand in today’s market — delivering broadband to underserved areas,” said Ron Sege, President and CEO of Tropos Networks. “Tropos Networks is committed to helping Syndeo continue to expand its footprint throughout the southeastern United States. Our carrier-class Tropos 5110 Wi-Fi cells provide the coverage, flexibility, and management capabilities needed to achieve this ambitious goal.”

Syndeo plans to continue working with Tropos to further expand its wireless network footprint throughout a multi-parish area in the state of Louisiana. Announcements of future deployments are expected over the next several months.