Wireless

All Fiber Solutions for Wireless

Leaders in Serving the Wireless Industry

Lightower Wireless Solutions have been trusted to reliably carry mission-critical services for the nation’s leading wireless carriers for over 25 years. Blanketing the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest, Lightower offers all-fiber connectivity to over 7,000 wireless towers and small cells, 100+ Mobile Switching Centers (MSCs), 500+ central offices and telco hotels, and 275+ data centers.

In addition, Lightower is a leader in the small cell industry with over 2,000 successful deployments across 20 markets.  Simply put, Lightower offers the most powerful yet flexible, all-fiber wireless backhaul and small cell solutions.

Flexible and Customized Solutions

Lightower provides flexible Wireless Backhaul and Small Cell/DAS solutions, in addition to aggregation and transport services. We can custom design every aspect of your service from new construction, to geographical & logical routing, to bandwidth, and latency.  Whether you need diverse laterals, diverse transport, or some other strict requirements, Lightower can deliver for you.  From Illinois, to Maine, to North Carolina, Lightower has you covered.

 

To learn more about Lightower Wireless Solutions,
please contact a Wireless Solution Expert or call 888.LT.FIBER.

 

 

All-Fiber Backhaul Solutions to the Tower
and Mobile Switching Center

Lightower Wireless Backhaul solutions offer Wireless Service Providers a clear and simple migration path from legacy technologies to end-to-end fiber-based Ethernet, SONET, or Dark Fiber backhaul.  Lightower offers all-fiber connectivity solutions to 5,000+ wireless towers, 2,000+ small cells, 100+ Mobile Switching Centers (MSCs), 500+ central offices & carrier hotels, and 275+ data centers.

Scalability, Flexibility, and Total Control

Lightower’s feature-rich Ethernet and SONET services combined with flexible options can also be easily upgraded as your demands grow.  Start with one level of service today and upgrade or manage your requirements as they evolve.  Optional latency guarantees ensure that your Lightower solution will meet all of your future demands as voice is combined into backhaul traffic.

Customized on Lightower Owned Fiber

Lightower Wireless Solutions are custom-built and delivered over our own fiber, which ensures the best solution with the best reliability.  Whether you are looking for lit solutions, dark fiber solutions, or a combination of services, Lightower can design exactly what you need – there is no limit on how much bandwidth we can deliver for you.

Experience and Expertise Serving the Wireless Industry

Lightower has over 25 years of experience designing and delivering all-fiber solutions to many of the leading wireless companies. Simply put, Lightower offers the most powerful yet flexible all-fiber wireless backhaul solutions.

 

To learn more about Lightower Wireless Solutions,
please contact a Wireless Solution Expert or call 888.LT.FIBER.

 

All-Fiber Solutions for Small Cell and
Distributed Antennae Systems

When bandwidth service needs to be expanded beyond what traditional towers can provider, carriers increasingly depend on small cells and distributed antennae systems to fill the gaps.  With the fiber network infrastructure already in place, Lightower can help you enhance your coverage in areas that are tough to reach with traditional towers. In fact, Lightower is a proven leader in small cell with over 2,000 successful deployments to date.

The Appeal of Small Cell & DAS Solutions

Small cell services are popular to wireless carriers since they provide cost effective solutions to service areas that do not receive sufficient coverage from existing towers, yet these problems do not necessarily warrant the deployment of another full tower.  In many cases, an additional full tower may not even be an option due to regulations, economics, or other factors.

The Lightower Network Accelerates Small Cell/DAS Deployment

Lightower helps wireless carriers overcome these problems by providing all-fiber connectivity to small cell locations, where the wireless carrier does not already have backhaul network.  Lightower has complete ownership of our fiber network, along with rights of way, which means strong deployment and operational control. With over 33,000 route miles of owned fiber providing access to over 22,000 service locations, Lightower can economically deliver the bandwidth you need.

Customized on Lightower Owned Fiber

Lightower Wireless Solutions are custom-built and delivered over our own fiber, which ensures the best solution with the best reliability.  For Small Cell & DAS solutions, Lightower rights-of-way and pole/utility rights may also be needed as part of an overall deployment.  Lightower has already deployed over 2,000 small cell solutions, both pole mounted and in-building, utilizing transport and turn-key solutions.

No matter what your requirements for your wireless solutions, Lightower can design exactly what you need – there is no limit on how much bandwidth we can deliver, or where we can deliver it.

Experience and Expertise Serving the Wireless Industry

Lightower has over 20 years of experience designing and delivering all-fiber solutions to many of the leading wireless companies. Simply put, Lightower offers the most powerful yet flexible all-fiber wireless backhaul solutions.

To learn more about Lightower Wireless Solutions,
please contact a Wireless Solution Expert or call 888.LT.FIBER.

What Sets Us Apart?

Lightower focuses on providing its customers with a partnership they can count on. It is based on experience, with over 25 years of success working with many leading wireless carriers. Our support and network management services allow carriers to reduce headaches associated with managing multiple network partners.

With a combination of unique routes and access to large metropolitan areas, as well as all-fiber access to over 7,000 wireless towers & small cells, and over 100 mobile switching centers, Lightower gives carriers the coverage they need.

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The Lightower Difference:

  • Wireless Carrier Expertise: Virtually all wireless calls originating/terminating in the Northeast at one point traverse the Lightower Network.
  • Tower Connectivity: With over 7,000 wireless towers and small cells (and counting) connected to the Lightower Network, we can easily provide the service you need
  • Mobile Switching Center Connectivity: Lightower is connected to over 100 MSCs throughout our footprint, in additional to over 500 central offices and carrier hotels, making for simple backhaul and transport hand-offs.
  • Lightower’s Transcom Route is the only high-performance route that’s completely diverse from the East Coast I-95 corridor between the New York Metro and Ashburn, VA. It’s is located between 30 and 50 miles North of the I-95 corridor.
  • 100G-Service: Lightower has deployed best-in-class network equipment that can easily scale to 100 Gbps.
  • Virginia Expansion: Lightower has built a 1,000 mile network connecting assets in Northern Virginia with all major cities in Southern Virginia, expanding our reach by 1,000 fiber miles for carrier customers.
  • Data Center Connectivity: Lightower also has all-fiber connectivity to over 275 data centers throughout our footprint if a data center is the best destination for your wireless service.
  • NYC and Washington, DC Bypass: Lightower has the ability to bypass NYC through our Transcom Route and NYC through our deep fiber footprint and connectivity options on Long Island.
  • International Connectivity: With both standard latency and low latency connections to Toronto, CA and London, UK, Lightower can connect you to important exchange points internationally.

Recognized by ATLANTIC-ACM, Lightower consistently earns a Best-in-Class Excellence Award for exceptional customer support and service. Currently, Lightower’s ever-expanding network provides:

  • 22,000+ service locations
  • 33,000+ fiber route miles
  • 7,000+ wireless towers and small cells
  • 100+ mobile switching centers
  • 500+ central offices and carrier hotels
  • 275+ connected data centers
  • 40+ connected financial exchanges
  • 12 Lightower colocation centers
  • Access to key metropolitan areas such as: Albany NY, Ashburn VA, Atlantic City NJ, Aurora IL, Baltimore MD, Boston MA, Buffalo NY, Burlington VT, Chicago IL, Cincinnati OH, Cleveland OH, Columbus OH, Dayton OH, Detroit MI, Hartford CT, Indianapolis IN, Long Island NY, Louisville KY, Manchester NH, Nashua NH, New York City, Newark NJ, Newburgh NY, New Haven CT, Philadelphia PA, Pittsburgh PA, Portland ME, Portsmouth NH, Poughkeepsie NY, Princeton NJ, Providence RI, Raleigh NC, Richmond VA, Rochester NY, Springfield MA, Syracuse NY, Toledo OH, Washington D.C., White Plains NY, and Worcester MA.

Customer Quote

"They offer connectivity to most of the major metropolitan areas on the East Coast, as well as Chicago and London, with low latency and the ability to bypass those metropolitan congestion points if necessary. Our partnership with them solidifies our commitment to providing the highest possible levels of service to our customers, no matter how large their bandwidth needs or how low their latency requirements."

Dan Golding

Vice President and General Manager, RagingWire