Siklu, a provider of millimetre wave radios, has announced the appointment of Eyal Assa as new CEO of the company. Mr. Assa is a veteran executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry. 5G fixed wireless access Siklu is a strong participant in the fast growing 5G fixed wireless access market, which will rely to a great extent on the millimetre wave spectrum. 5G fixed wireless access is a major telecommunications infrastructure upgrade and the first step on the way to ubiquitous 5G speeds. Assa’s extensive experience heading growth in the telecommunications market makes him uniquely qualified to lead Siklu in the growing market for millimetre wave solutions. “Eyal understands what drives success in the telecom industry, and I’m confident that with his leadership we’ll play a significant part in the 5G fixed wireless ecosystem,” said Izik Kirshenbaum, Siklu’s Co-Founder and Chairman. Cutting-edge millimetre wave wireless solutions Mr. Assa most recently held the positions of VP Customer Business Executive and VP Global Sales at Amdocs. Prior to that he held leadership positions at Ceragon, including EVP & General Manager of their Long Haul business unit, COO Sales and VP OEM and Business Development. Prior to Ceragon, Mr. Assa served as VP R&D of Seabridge. “In Siklu, I’ve met an innovative and highly competent team that has consistently delivered cutting edge millimetre wave wireless solutions that have captured a leading market position,” says Eyal Assa, the incoming CEO. “The opportunity that lies ahead is huge and I’m honoured to join the leadership team in driving the company forward.” “We are happy to have Eyal join the team at Siklu,” said Adi Gan, Board Member and General Partner at Evergreen Venture Partners, “We believe Eyal will accelerate the innovation and execution needed in the face of growing demand for millimetre wave spectrum solutions, and ultimately fuel the company’s success”.
Siklu develops millimetre wave wireless solutions for the physical security market, with a full line-up of point-to-point EtherHaul radios for street level and rooftop connectivity Siklu Inc., the global market provider of millimetre-wave solutions, unveils the MultiHaul, a revolutionary point-to-multipoint millimetre wave wireless solution for the physical security market. The new millimetre wave radio extends Siklu’s multi-gigabit product line to include an easy to install, interference-immune, cyber secure solution for high-speed video surveillance networks, including smart cities and Internet of Things deployments that demand always-on connectivity. Millimetre wave wireless solutions Siklu develops millimetre wave wireless solutions for the physical security market, with a full line-up of point-to-point EtherHaul radios for street level and rooftop connectivity that delivers multi-gigabit throughput for municipal, government and commercial security networks. Siklu’s solutions are the most deployed millimetre wave systems in the world and are used by several major cities and leading service providers across the globe. Unlike traditional wireless networks that use wide beams that can be easily intercepted, Siklu radios leverage narrow beams in the 60-80 GHz millimetre wave spectrum to transmit information across security networks, providing interference free and secured communication infrastructure, making it ideal for mission critical deployments. The Siklu MultiHaul’s ability tostream many different devicesalso helps streamline the video surveillance network’s deployment Beamforming technology The new MultiHaul utilises beamforming technology within a point-to-multipoint network topology that makes installation by a single person a reality for system integrators. The solution’s 90-degree scanning antenna auto-aligns multiple terminal units from a single base unit, serving multiple locations while reducing installation times and the total cost of ownership for end users. The MultiHaul’s ability to stream many different devices, such as HD and 4K video cameras and IoT sensors, also helps streamline the video surveillance network’s deployment. “We are thrilled to introduce innovative point-to-multipoint radios over the millimetre wave spectrum,” said Izik Kirshenbaum, Siklu’s President. “With the new MultiHaul and our EtherHaul point-to-point family of products, security end users and system integrators can benefit from the speed and reliability of fibre and the convenience and quick setup of wireless at an affordable price.” Siklu will be showcasing the new MultiHaul at ISC West in Las Vegas, April 5th-7th, 2017. To learn more, visit Siklu at the Axis booth, #14059.
Siklu’s EtherHaul-500 provides 200Mbps of real time, interference free connectivity Siklu announces an affordable V-band radio for providing interference-free connectivity on the street. Operating in the 60GHz band, the new EtherHaul-500 provides predictable and reliable performance, perfect for upgrading congested 5GHz networks. License-free spectrum and no beam interference The 60GHz band is characterized by abundant license-free spectrum, minimal reflections and narrow beam-width that enable dense link deployment. This makes solutions operating in 60GHz ideal for upgrading 5GHz networks, where spectrum is increasingly scarce. The 60GHz band also provides predictable performance, as it experiences no beam interference. This is an advantage for mission critical environments, such as transmitting data from HD/4K video surveillance cameras and other safe city sensors. Siklu’s EtherHaul-500 provides 200Mbps of real time, interference free connectivity. It utilizes the ample 9GHz-wide V-Band spectrum in the most efficient way known today. With 11 non-overlapping full capacity channels, which are also user-selectable, the EtherHaul-500 provides the most scalable solution on the market for dense street-level networks. Affordable 60GHz operation The new EtherHaul-500 brings the advantages of 60GHz operation to any street level network. “We’ve made this new 60GHz radio so affordable, it makes economic sense for any case wireless connectivity is required,” says Siklu Co-Founder and Chairman Izik Kirshenbaum. “We’re seeing high interest from integrators for video surveillance as well as other safe city networks providing mission critical connectivity in dense urban areas.” As with other Siklu mmWave radios, the EtherHaul-500 is designed for easy installation and commissioning. It is equipped with embedded tools to optimize channel selection, load testing as well as zero-touch commissioning. Field-installation and support of Siklu radios can be performed by anyone, with minimal training. The EtherHaul-500 will be showcased at the IFSEC International exhibition in London June 21-23, stand E750.
Siklu is poised to capture this market through a range of competitively-priced solutions Siklu Inc., the global market leader in the millimeter-wave technology, announced recently that it has closed $18 million in Series-D funding to further accelerate the company's already impressive growth and market leadership. The new investor in this round Sercomm Corporation, was joined by existing investors Argonaut Private Equity, Evergreen Venture Partners, DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, The Tamares Group and Amiti Ventures. Millimeter wave technology market expansion "Siklu approaches network connectivity in an entirely different way, packing cutting edge technology into mass market products. We believe in the company's potential to be a bellwether of change for the future of wireless networks," said James Wang, President and CEO, Sercomm. "The strategic partnership we are building with Siklu will enable both our companies to enter new markets, which are expected to grow exponentially". According to research firm MarketsandMarkets, the global millimeter wave technology market is expected to grow by 42.7% CAGR to $1.7 billion by 2020. Siklu is poised to capture this market through a range of competitively-priced solutions in areas such as video surveillance, Wi-Fi backhaul and access to residential Multi-Dwelling-Units (MDU). Siklu's mmWave solutions and technology already provide thousands of fibre extensions for 3G/LTE telecommunication networks and business connectivity. "As a founding investor in Siklu, we are extremely pleased with the recent breakthroughs the company has achieved, with one major deal already signed, and a number of others in various stages of maturity. We believe Siklu will continue to craft and deliver customer value propositions in the high capacity wireless networking arena," said Anil Khatod, Managing Director, Argonaut Private Equity. "Siklu solutions are already deployed across the globe, from the U.S. and Europe to emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, Russia, Latin America and Asia, to provide a wide range of connectivity solutions; from mobile, small cell and Wi-Fi backhaul, to video surveillance and fiber to the home connectivity," added Mr. Khatod. Strengthen market leadership "This additional funding is a great vote of confidence in Siklu's vision and execution. The company's exceptional connectivity solutions enable customers to swiftly expedite capacity increase, while supporting efficient business models. We will use this funding to further strengthen our market leadership, and to extend our reach into new markets and geographies," said Izik Kirshenbaum, Co-Founder, Chairman and President, Siklu. "We are delighted to be partnering with a leading world-renowned ODM, such as Sercomm, and believe that together we will be able to create innovative solutions at a price that will unlock markets, otherwise inaccessible to this type of technology". With this new funding and partnership, Siklu will continue to disrupt the mmWave market with technology not only capable of carrying out the ambitious goal to provide Gigabit To The Home (GTTH), but also of providing important building blocks for 5G mobile access deployed in the millimeter wave spectrum.