Nationwide Rollout of 10 Gigabit Fiber and Wireless Gigabit: Angie's Commoditization Strategy
Angie Communications announces the roll out of its 10 Gigabit connections under the Wired Extreme brand in 87 markets where the company has access to almost 10,000 so-called on-net buildings.
Maarsbergen, Netherlands, December 22, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Angie Communications USA, Inc., a newly launched ISP company that specializes in Gigabit connectivity, and part of Angie Communications International B.V., the world's largest telecoms start-up, today announced the availability of 10-Gigabit fiber optic connections in 87 cities in the USA. The announcement was preceded by a presentation at company headquarters, which was recorded for public viewing.
Angie will roll out its 10 Gigabit connections under the Wired Extreme brand in 87 markets where the company has access to almost 10,000 so-called on-net buildings. Angie has been developing strategic partnerships with industry players for years, resulting in a unique business model that allows for the “commoditization” of highly coveted 10 Gigabit connections that has - until now - been out of reach for business buildings. Angie’s unique business- and deployment model, powered and supported by fiber optic network operators of all sizes across the nation, makes quick and easy deployment on a massive scale possible.
“Our approach is different from Google Fiber and any other fiber operator,” said Neal Lachman, Group CEO of Angie Communications, “Instead of pulling fiber to millions of premises, which is very time consuming and requires an investment of billions of dollars, Angie capitalizes on the tens of billion dollars worth fiber that is already invested by our partners. In the USA there are more than 30,000 on-net buildings within Angie’s reach, already connected by our partners across the country.”
While all parties are under mutual NDAs and we cannot and do not want to disclose much about the underlying business and deployment model, the proof of our commoditization of 10 Gigabit fiber connections is in the pudding. If a building owner in any of our markets in the USA, Netherlands or UK wants to order the Wired Extreme 10 Gigabit connection now, they can check the online documents and get the ball rolling to have their building connected within three to four months. The building owner will not be charged any money; instead, we'll focus on signing up tenants as Angie customers.
Farooq Malik, Angie’s COO Americas, stated, “This approach allows for large scale rollouts and quick deployments beyond anything the industry has ever seen before. The infrastructure we are creating with these thousands on-net and new 10-Gigabit buildings allows for upcoming 5G mobile small cell deployments and the massive backhaul capacity that is going to be essential for the communications industry.”
Angie is also offering owners of nearby buildings to also connect them on the Angie fiber network. Gregory Nemitz, Angie’s Group COO, said, “We use the on-net buildings that sign up with Angie as hubs to pull fiber to the near-net or off-net buildings. This approach means that physical construction work in the initial phases of our rollout is limited to the least amount possible. The money we save on CapEx is passed on to our customers in the low pricing structure.”
While Angie still has to launch its multi-nation marketing campaigns in January 2017, the company is already hugely successful in the Netherlands and the UK, signing up paying Early Adopters and building owners. Angie has recently started placing orders for the delivery of 10 Gigabit connections to tens of buildings, and the company expects this number to increase exponentially in the coming weeks and months in the USA, UK and the Netherlands for on-net as well as near-net and off-net buildings and locations. The buildings that end up being connected by Angie (the so-called Angie Buildings), also serve as the backhaul hubs for Angie’s Wireless Extreme service, which is the company’s wireless Gigabit service for city-wide use.
Bob Chatta, Angie’s COO Europe explains, “We signed up an amazing customer in Amsterdam, Restaurant & Marina Het Bosch, which is a completely off-net location, meaning that there was no fiber in the neighborhood. We placed the order and agreed to pay the installation costs because we wanted this customer and the location. While we like to minimize the off-net investments as much as possible, locations like Het Bosch are Angie’s crown jewels. We will also install a 10-Gigabit Wireless millimeter wavelength unit at that location.”
Dr. Mahmoud El-Sherif, Group CTO, said, “The combination of fiber and wireless communication systems in a single communication network will also provide the most efficient and cost-effective networks for future massive applications within smart cities' communication infrastructures.”
Neal Lachman continued, “While all parties are under mutual NDAs and we cannot and do not want to disclose much about the underlying business and deployment model, the proof of our commoditization of 10 Gigabit fiber connections is in the pudding. If a building owner in any of our markets in the USA, Netherlands or UK wants to order the Wired Extreme 10 Gigabit connection now, they can check the online documents and get the ball rolling to have their building connected within three to four months. The building owner will not be charged any money; instead, we'll focus on signing up tenants as Angie customers.”
For a city overview regarding rollout timing, please visit the City section.
For a preliminary listing of the on-net buildings, please visit the Building section.
For the recording of the announcement that took place on December 18, please click here.
For previous announcements and news, please visit the News section.
About Angie Communications
Angie was founded by an international team of renowned visionaries and industry pioneers who have helped shape the 4G mobile, 5G wireless and Fiber-To-The Premises industries. Angie’s founding team has a combined 500+ years of experience in business and its executive team has a combined 300 years of telecom experience.
For more information about Angie’s Extreme projects, please visit www.angiewireless.co.uk (UK), www.angiewireless.com (USA) and www.angiewireless.nl (Netherlands).
For a Wireless Extreme explainer video by Angie investor and legendary NBA Hall of Famer, Rick Barry, and for a Wired Extreme explainer, please visit www.angiewireless.com.
Source: Angie Communications International B.V.