Bresnan and Fujitsu Bring Wi-Fi to Billings, Montana for Anywhere, Anytime Connectivity
Fujitsu Network Communications, a leading supplier of IT and wireline/wireless networking solutions, and Bresnan Communications, a broadband telecommunications company, announced today that they have launched a wireless solution for free high-speed broadband Wi-Fi access for Bresnan’s customers in Billings, Mont. The unique DOCSIS® 2.0 interface-based solution leverages Bresnan’s existing cable network to provide a high-bandwidth wireless network capable of allowing their customers to use the Internet, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video services.
“We chose Fujitsu because they offer a complete solution that combines cutting edge technology and products with expert around-the-clock support,” said Shawn Fisher, vice president of advanced services technology at Bresnan Communications. “This Wi-Fi network will allow our customers in Billings to enjoy industry-leading broadband performance to check their E-mail, surf the Web, or have access to instant messaging or their company’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) wherever they are. It’s just one more way we can leverage new technology to show our commitment to enhancing our customers’ lives in the areas we serve.”
Fujitsu is providing an end-to-end solution that combines the highly regarded Wi-Fi products from BelAir Networks and comprehensive professional services from Fujitsu to create a unique wireless solution that integrates easily within current cable infrastructure and operations. Extensive experience in providing leading-edge solutions within multi-vendor and multi-technology networks allows Fujitsu to offer a seamless systems integration experience.
“We’re excited about the opportunities that this unique solution will provide for Bresnan subscribers in Billings,” said Jim Orr, principal network architect at Fujitsu Network Communications. “Now, Bresnan can offer unified Wi-Fi access to enable the connected experience for their customers. Our solution combines state-of-the-art Wi-Fi technology, field-proven reliability, and best-in-class support for software upgrades and hands-on training to exceed the expectations of their employees and subscribers.”
The Bresnan network utilizes BelAir 100S outdoor wireless internetworking nodes which are optimized to offer cable operators a powerful economic advantage. Each node can be strand-mounted, plant-powered, and interconnected to the existing cable infrastructure using a DOCSIS 2.0-compliant interface. Bresnan is also benefiting from Fujitsu Network Life Cycle Services that include site surveys, on-site mentoring, remote technical assistance, training, craft interface software and equipment feature software upgrades.
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