SOURCE: Athena Wireless Communications, Inc.

Athena Wireless Communications, Inc.

April 05, 2011 10:39 ET

Beating the Cellular Backhaul Problem: World's First All-Digital, Multi-Gigabit Capacity Mini Radio Has Fiber-Like Data Transfer

Athena Wireless Communications, Inc. Rolls Out Cost-Effective, 60 GHz Millimeter-Wave Radio This Month

SURPRISE, AZ--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - A data transfer problem of the near future can soon become a thing of the past, thanks to Athena Wireless Communication, Inc.'s A060 Mini Radio -- the world's first all-digital, multi-gigabit capacity, 60 GHz millimeter-wave radio which transfers data at fiber-like rates.

With the number of mobile internet users expected to surpass the number of line-based internet users this year worldwide -- and the demand for data on mobile phones already on the cusp of historical highs, wireless telecommunication operators will soon be in need of much more backhaul capacity of their cellular base stations and pico cells. 

Athena's fully-contained A060 Mini Radio, at a size of 7" X 7" X 3" (including antenna), is the perfect, cost-effective solution. This radio's multi-gigabit data capacity eliminates the need to install or lease fiber cable, yet provides fiber-like speeds for cellular backhaul. And because it has an all-digital design, the radio's manufacturing costs are lower, installation is simpler, and maintenance is significantly reduced. Within hours of installation, wireless operators can substantially boost their backhaul data rates.

Athena's all-digital radio uses newly developed miniature antenna and RF semiconductor technologies, which allow telecommunication providers and businesses to rapidly move to 1.25Gbps full duplex or higher Ethernet backhaul. The A060 Mini Radio is a viable, affordable option to fiber-optic cabling, which is laid underground and cannot be relocated. In contrast, Athena's wireless millimeter-wave radio sets are portable and can be moved with ease when necessary.

"The A060 Mini Radio will fill the need for more backhaul capacity for the telecommunication providers AND the enterprise market, and will require little capital investment and low on-going operating expense. Performing at fiber-like speeds for cellular backhaul, the A060 will enable its users to significantly increase their system capacities for point-to-point deployments and service quality while using both new and existing technology. It's today's answer to tomorrow's problem," said Eduardo Tinoco, CEO of Athena Wireless Communications, Inc.

About Athena Wireless Communications, Inc.

Founded in 2009, Athena Wireless Communications uses advanced technologies to provide high-speed data transfer solutions. Markets include wireless telecommunications operators, and businesses seeking point-to-point data communications.

Athena Wireless Communications is a privately held international manufacturer of millimeter wave radios and is located in Surprise, AZ.

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