Lightpath reaches the majority of Milestone’s 2,000 wireless sites!


Operators choosing Lightpath for network density and future-proof connectivity to support a wide range of 5G applications

An important step for path of light, with a total of 2,000 wireless towers connected across its all-fiber footprint. This step consolidates the connectivity required by operators to deploy or densify their 5G networks, and future-proof connectivity. This milestone comes as Lightpath has more than doubled its number of wireless sites on the net in the past 12 months, including securing its first wireless client in the Greater Boston Area.

Lightpath works the densest all fiber network in the New York metro area among competing fiber optic providers with over 18,000 route miles and is rapidly expanding its presence in Greater Boston. Operators can choose flexible connectivity including 10G optical, dark fiber or custom connectivity, with optical transport services now powered by Lightpath’s industry-leading technology. Ciena Network. Additionally, Lightpath provides operators with geographically diverse routing options and unique POPs (points of presence) that improve network design reliability.

“The Lightpath network aligns perfectly with operators looking to deploy or densify their 5G networks. Lightpath offers operators a unique combination of network density, personalized connectivity options, reliability and support. We are willing investors and have partnered with each of the major wireless service providers to expand our reach to provide and meet their coverage requirements. – Phil Olivero, Technical Director

As wireless carriers roll out 5G networks, small cell density and scalable bandwidth connectivity will be critical in their ability to support applications beyond phone use. From smart cities and self-driving cars to IoT and even 5G broadband services, wireless operators need to future-proof their tower deployments with scalable connectivity that can support the robust bandwidth and latency requirements of the ‘coming. Lightpath tower backhaul services can easily be upgraded in the future as wireless towers require it.

“5G is changing the way today’s wireless applications are connected and opening the door to a huge number of new types of connected devices. Only densely deployed fiber networks will be able to scale to the robust bandwidth levels that will be required to support these applications,” said Chris Morley, CEO of Lightpath. “Lightpath is uniquely positioned to support wireless carriers in our markets, which is why so many carriers choose us.”

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