Connecting More Than Just People
The service provider T-Service is deploying wireless broadband to cover as much as 90 percent of the territory of the city of Omsk, Russia, which supports a population of more than 1.4 million people. The network was originally planned to support the commercial transfer of information from filling stations and automatic teller machines, or what is often referred to as machine-to-machine communications. But the existing trunking system could not support high enough data speeds and did not provide the required coverage, so the carrier began looking for alternative solutions. It chose Motorola's Canopy wireless broadband system, which allowed T-Service to expand beyond its original business plan.