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Hammer, Go Long Forge 5G Partnership

August 29, 2017

There’s a lot of excitement and activity with so-called “wireless fiber” lately.

As you may have heard, both AT&T and Verizon have been testing 5G fixed wireless services. But they’re not alone in this type of pursuit as some lesser-known companies are working on wireless fiber plans of their own.

For example, Go Long Wireless Ltd. and Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd. recently entered into a partnership. This relationship will enable Hammer to expand its services into 49 additional U.S. markets via Go Long’s 12GHz multichannel video distribution and data service spectrum. That spectrum, which the Federal Communications Commission is now considering adding to the 5G spectrum band, reaches more than 29 million people.

Hammer is a fiber and wireless operator out of New Jersey which sells broadband, TV, and VoIP phone services. It also has 5G Carrier Wireless Fiber Technology called AIR that is expected to be compliant with the upcoming 5G standards. Go Long is a wireless spectrum holding company out of Sarasota, Fl.

"With our licensed footprint covering over a third of the U.S. landmass, Hammer Fiber is the perfect partner to leverage our expansive spectrum holdings for the delivery of broadband services that both rural and urban consumers demand and deserve," said Bruce Fox, CEO of Go Long Wireless. "They have the only technology that can currently exploit our spectrum's extensive capacity to its full potential."

5G fixed wireless offers an array of benefits. A key one is that it enables communications service providers to expand their access portfolios with fiber-speed services without the costly and inconvenient digging and cable installation required with a fiber build. It can also help companies that build 5G networks to offset the expected low wireless average revenue per user that Internet of Things endpoints are expected to yield.

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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