CALABASAS, Calif.- NeoReach Wireless announced it plans to use equipment from Strix Systems, a wireless mesh-network provider, to build a 72-sqare mile municipal Wi-Fi network in Chandler, Ariz.
Strix said the companies plan to build one network offering Wi-Fi access to about 19,000 businesses and 240,000 residents in the area, while another separate network will serve municipal employees. Strix said its Access/One Network Outdoor Wireless System will support multi-radio, multi-channel and multi-radio frequency mesh networks.
NeoReach Wireless, a subsidiary of MobilePro Corp., is currently using Strix’s mesh technology in nearby Tempe, Ariz. where it is building a 40-square mile municipal Wi-Fi network.
“As we completed the successful deployment of the nation’s largest border-to-border network in Tempe, we are preparing to unwire the entire city limits of Chandler,” said Ryan McCaigue, director of network engineering at NeoReach. “This is a great testament to the scalability of Strix’s modular architecture, which is enabling us to simply leverage the existing Tempe network and expand the network throughout Chandler.”
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.