Tropos Meshes in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City now operational with world’s largest municipal WiFi mesh network

June 3, 2008

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The City of Oklahoma City unveiled its wireless network -- the largest city owned and operated municipal Wi-Fi mesh network in the world -- Tuesday, June 3.

The network is used for public safety and other City operations. At this time it does not provide wireless Internet access to the public. Tropos Networks president and CEO, Tom Ayers presented a plaque to the Mayor and City Council recognizing the City of Oklahoma City for successfully building and implementing the world’s largest municipal wireless broadband network. Tropos Networks provides the network infrastructure equipment.

The wireless mesh network covers an unprecedented 555 square-mile area with 95 percent service coverage in the city’s core. Wireless Tropos routers are installed on City siren towers, traffic lights, buildings and other places. Tropos’ mobile routers are mounted in City vehicles, extending the network coverage area.

“We’re proud to receive this award and claim this distinction,” Mayor Mick Cornett said. “Our state-of-the-art wireless communication system allows City government to be more efficient and provide a higher level of service to our citizens.”

Tropos Networks Inc.

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