Skycasters develops CWi converged satellite-LTE service

Akron-based Skycasters LLC has developed a Converged Wireless Internet service designed to deliver greater reliability, efficiency and cost savings to businesses currently using satellite wireless internet.

The service — dubbed CWi (“see-wee”) — combines satellite and LTE wireless internet services into one integrated, business-grade solution for companies in remote locations or that rely on mission-critical data communications.

“CWi revolutionizes the performance of satellite internet by combining multiple diverse wireless connections — one satellite and one or more cellular — into one service,” explains Don Jacobs, founder and owner of Skycasters. “Our customers get the benefits of both individual options, while realizing greater efficiencies and reliability from a dual connection — all managed by Skycasters’ state-of-the-art network.”

According to a Skycasters press release, CWi provides:

  • One system, one customer support line, one solution for the converged service.
  • Two or more independent connections — satellite and LTE converged from diverse paths.
  • Multiple, converged connections for maximum uptime — up to 99.999 percent.
  • Unique configuration and 24-hour monitoring for greater network efficiency.

By pairing Skycasters’ iDirect satellite network platform with Verizon Wireless’ LTE cellular network, CWi delivers reliable connectivity for up to 75 percent less than the cost of a premium, Ku band, iDirect-metered, satellite-only service.

“We continuously manage both private, converged networks 24/7 to optimize our customers’ connectivity,” Jacobs said. “Having multiple connections for wireless internet, but through one, unified service, gives our customers a huge competitive advantage in terms of efficiency, cost and most importantly, reliability.”

How to reach: www.skycasters.com, (800) 268-8653