Monkeybrains upgrades small buildings to gigabit connections

Monkeybrains, an innovative San Francisco based wireless service provider, has adopted Siklu´s MultiHaulâ„¢, a multi-gigabit point-to-multipoint system over 60GHz, unlicensed millimeter wave spectrum, to upgrade small multi-tenant dwelling units (MDUs) to gigabit connectivity, the company said.

The MultiHaulâ„¢ enables Monkeybrains to deliver a profitable gigabit service to buildings with just a handful tenants, replacing sub-6GHz radios that are capable of providing only 30 Mbps.

Monkeybrains has been delivering gigabit services using Siklu equipment for a number of years. However, services were limited to large MDUs or premium customers. Customers located in smaller MDUs were still serviced with sub-6GHz radios, but the increasingly congested band was out of date with its 20-30Mbps capabilities.

When the MultiHaulâ„¢ was released, Monkeybrains immediately started deploying it to replace sub-6 GHz links and gain a competitive edge in the market place. Each MultiHaulâ„¢ is deployed in roughly 30 minutes, and coupled with the equipment savings from implementing a point-to-multipoint system, results in a positive ROI within months. Monkeybrains was able to upgrade MDUs with as few as 10 tenants from 30Mbps to 500Mbps. “It´s like night and day” said one Monkeybrains customer.

Siklu delivers multi-gigabit fiber-like wireless connectivity in urban, suburban and rural areas. Operating in the millimeter wave bands, its wireless solutions are used by service providers and system integrators to provide gigabit services, 5G fixed wireless and in safe city and smart city projects. Tens of thousands of carrier-grade systems are delivering interference-free performance world-wide. Easily installed on street-fixtures or rooftops, the price-competitive radios have proved to be ideal for networks requiring fast and simple deployment of secure, fiber-like and future-proof