Complete 11 years of partnership with a joint 5G offering
ATLANTA, March 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Extenet and Athonet today announced the extension of their long-standing partnership into the 5G era. Extenet, through its MNET solution powered by Athonet, has been the leader in making LTE technology available to mid-sized mobility and fixed wireless players in the U.S. market. More than 15 mobility and fixed wireless networks in the U.S. are powered by the Extenet-Athonet partnership. The renewed relationship now allows U.S. customers to address the additional opportunities from 5G and CBRS. It also brings Athonet’s strong global track-record in private and mission-critical networks to Extenet’s customers in the U.S. market.
“With the new opportunities arising from 5G and CBRS, there is a need in the market for a proven network infrastructure provider with a complete technology platform, as well as network design and deployment capabilities to meet the demanding requirements of private networks, mobility operators and rural connectivity,” said Jay Floyd, vice president of Corporate Strategy and Product at Extenet. “We have over 11 years of deployment experience with Athonet’s core network technology which we have deployed successfully in the most challenging use-cases.”
“With Extenet, customers needing cellular networks of any kind can have a proven and reliable provider to meet their most demanding requirements. There is no substitute for real-world experience in managing the most critical mobile network component – the mobile core network – and Extenet leads the field in this area,” added Gianluca Verin, chief executive officer of Athonet.
Extenet is the leading national provider of converged communications infrastructure and services addressing outdoor, real estate, communities, and enterprise advanced connectivity needs.
Extenet’s strategy is customer-centered, and its mission is to provide best-in-class connectivity solutions, including fiber and mobility, for its customers.
Based on the Athonet 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) core, the Vilicom network will provide advanced communications and connectivity to sea vessels and workers operating inside the boundaries of the windfarm off the coast of Scotland. The connectivity allows workers to be in touch on a regular basis through video calls and emails whilst they are at sea.