Mimosa Networks: Ushering ISPs to the Era of 5G Fixed Wireless

CIO VendorJaime Fink, Co-founder & CPO
Digging up roads, laying down the maze of wires, and investing heavily in infrastructure were the inevitable tasks for the internet service providers due to over-reliance on fiber and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL). The outcomes were subpar service and skyrocketing cost of delivery. These challenges inspired Jaime Fink and Brian L. Hinman, the experts in fiber arena, to explore better options. They calibrated the advantages of wireless against the wired communication and set out to alleviate the situation for the Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Today, their Santa Clara, CA-based venture, Mimosa Networks, provides 5G Fixed wireless solutions that deliver fiber-fast connectivity at a fraction of the cost of fiber-to-the-premises. "Our innovation in wireless optimizes the usage of spectrum and eliminates the dependence on fiber and DSL that can cost well above $2,000 for gigabit speeds," states Fink, Chief Product Officer & Co-founder, Mimosa.

Mimosa’s products serve in two categories—licensed and unlicensed spectrum—which the providers can use to deliver internet services to individuals above 100 Mbps and businesses above 1 Gbps. The Mimosa B5 backhaul radio is purpose-built for utilizing unlicensed spectrum, delivering aggregate speed up to 1.2 Gbps, and installable in minutes. The product comes with an integrated high-gain antenna and supports short and mid-range applications such as relay sites, tower and collocation sites, and building-to-building communication networks.

For businesses that prefer owning their own piece of the licensed spectrum to ensure reliability and longevity, Mimosa offers the B11 backhaul radio, with the same speed and quick installation features, at distances up to 100 kilometers and extremely low latency of less than 1 millisecond. Users can choose their Small Form- Factor Pluggable (SFP) module and available internet services at speeds defined for fiber networks. Also, the product lowers the cost of operation and betters the traditionally licensed radios.

Our innovation in wireless optimizes the usage of spectrum and eliminates the dependence on fiber and DSL that can cost well above $2,000 for gigabit speeds

Irrespective of location type—whether urban, suburban or any remote part, Mimosa B5 and B11 backhaul radios ensure internet connectivity at fiber speeds and connects the last mile to the internet.

Mimosa Cloud services add a layer of visibility to the backhaul solutions and the services facilitate the continuous analysis of every radio in the network. The service discerns the historical behavior of the devices and spectrum conditions, analyzing detailed data for 24 hours for zeroing in on the cause of service level degradation, helping take measures to ensure network uptime and availability.

With a triple layered security improving above existing enterprise wireless standards, Mimosa eliminates the probability of security scares and safeguards the network against enterprise intrusion devices. In one of the implementation highlights, Prairie Hills Wireless sought a solution for 1,000 wireless internet customers spread over 1,100 square miles, to ramp the internet speed and attain high capacity and low latency. With the deployment of B5 and B11 radios, the provider could deliver internet services at longer distances, and deliver last mile internet to subscribers in dense residential parts of town using the Mimosa A5 access point and C5 client radios. Eventually, the client improved the level of service available from incumbent ISPs, increased their market share, and started delivering services at better speeds.

To create many more success stories, the company plans solutions and services in advance to overcome the probable challenges concerning operations. Mimosa helps clients with its online tools that help in ISP planning, estimation of link and service reliability, and suggests the apt product choices. The company looks forward to establishing leadership in the last mile market to fixed wireless, delivering 200 Mbps of speed to individuals and gigabits to enterprises.