Electric Light Wave Fiber Optic Network to Provide Connectivity for Airbone Wireless Network |Infinitus Airbone Superhighway to Complement Fiber Optics and Satellite Connectivity

2017-01-04 | Network Solutions

Electric Lightwave and Airbone Wireless Network have reached a network connectivity agreement. In the agreement, the Airbone Wireless Network proposed Infinitus Superhighway will be connected to Electric Lightwave’s 12,000 mile terrestrial and undersea fiber optic network and data center network.

Although Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. announced in late 2016 that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Electric Lightwave, it is not expected that the agreement between Electric Lightwave and Airbone Wireless Network will be impacted.

The proposed Infinitus Superhighway is an airborne broadband backbone that will provide Internet connectivity for global broadband carriers using commercial aircraft.  The wireless backbone network will operate between the altitude of 20,000 feet (6,000 m) and 40,000 feet (12,000 m). By taking advantage of many commercial aircrafts in the air at any given time, signals are transmitted from one aircraft to another in a mesh network and can be switched between aircraft as needed. For more information on the technology, please visit the Airbone Wireless Network page.

The Airbone Wireless Network innovation is intended to complement fiber optic and satellite long haul networks.  When the network is complete, it is expected to be used for a wide range of network applications including low cost, high-bandwidth connectivity to remote areas, island nations, ships at sea, oil platforms, in addition to connectivity to inflight commercial and private aircraft.

The lessons of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 taught us that in the 21st century, commercial aircraft should no longer rely solely on legacy black boxes, but on digital connectivity to track the aircraft in real time. The Airbone Wireless Network Infinitus Superhighway may just provide the bandwidth needed to track all commercial airlines.

Infinitus Superhighway connection to the Electric Lightwave terrestrial fiber optic network enables terrestrial access to the airborne wireless backbone.

Electric Lightwave is a regional fiber optic based network services provider in western United States, including Hawaii. The company offers a wide range of digital networking solutions, unified communications, cloud computing and security services to private enterprises, government departments and wholesale carriers. Electric Lightwave is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington and offers a fiber optic network with over 8,000 miles of submarine and terrestrial long haul optical fiber, 4,000 miles of metropolitan optical fiber and high bandwidth access of up to 200 Gbps.

For a proposal or quotation for network services from Electric Lightwave or other network carriers, please provide your information on the Fiberguige Networking Solutions page.