Microsoft Airband Initiative

  • Microsoft Airband Initiative

    Redline - Broadband Partner

  • On Oct. 4, 2018, Redline Communications and Microsoft announce partnership to lower the cost of TV White Space solutions. The partnership will help make broadband more affordable and accessible for unserved communities in rural areas of the U.S. and globally.

    The Partnership

    • Aims to eliminate broadband gaps in the U.S. and globally
    • Leverages Redline’s Virtual Fiber™ TVWS product capabilities and reliability
    • Helps accelerate the use of radio equipment worldwide
    • Demonstrates affordable broadband internet access can be delivered by WISPs
    • Delivers supply chain optimization
    • Consolidates demand aggregation and purchase volume
    • Sets pricing for wireless service providers globally with CAPEX/OPEX model

    How does the Program work?

    Background

    • Redline has been in discussion with Microsoft for more than 2 years to align our visions, layout the initial framework, and evaluate
    • Several successful proofs of concept were performed
    • Redline Virtual Fiber™ TVWS product was recognized as leading OEM ecosystem product

    Redline Virtual Fiber™ TVWS

    • 4 Years of field installations
    • Most widely deployed platform in North America
    • MIMO A/B
    • 256 QAM, about 10 bits/Hz efficiency
    • Best NLOS capacity
    • Most advanced TVWS solution
    • High AES-128/256 security
    • Virtual Fiber™ solution also available 2.4 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.x GHz, 5.x GHz with same NMS

    Redline Communications

    • Complete Product Portfolio
    • Advanced Services
    • Global Support Organization