After announcing recently that it planned to extend broadband services in the Lehigh Valley, Keystone Metro Fiber, a subsidiary of Ironton Telephone Co., has announced that it is partnering with Bethesda, Maryland-based Kajeet on the project.
Kajeet is a leading provider of wireless connectivity solutions for businesses, schools and municipalities.
The partnership will allow the companies to offer private and public 5G and LTE network solutions throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Keystone Metro Fiber will use Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum and Kajeet’s Private 5G and LTE technology platforms.
“We are ready to collaborate with Keystone Metro Fiber and leverage their expertise in network design and management to provide businesses, schools and municipalities in the area with the connectivity they need to succeed in the digital age,” Derrick Frost, senior vice president and general manager of private networks at Kajeet, said. “Together, we will expand our reach and deliver innovative solutions that will transform enterprise networks.”
Kajeet said it has built a strong partner ecosystem, including partnerships with leading equipment vendors, service providers, and technology partners.
This allows organizations to easily integrate the Kajeet Private 5G Platform into their existing IT infrastructure and access a wide range of additional services and solutions to support their private network needs.
“We’re excited about our partnership with Kajeet which will help power and transform our enterprise networks by using the CBRS band to build low latency, reliable, and secure connectivity and also provide high speed coverage in underserved residential communities,” said Richard Kolsby, chief technology officer at Keystone Metro Fiber. “Kajeet’s Private 5G Platform will enable us to become one of the leading service providers in the Lehigh Valley as we plan, construct and operate our carrier-grade private LTE and 5G networks for enterprises and public organizations of all sizes.”=