CircleGx, Zyter and Qualcomm Technologies have decided to collaborate to drive digital equity with broadband network infrastructure in Dallas County communities to drive accessibility for use across education, healthcare, emergency services, businesses and more.
Circle Gx will be deploying a fixed wireless broadband network called the “Planted Circle” in communities of Dallas County, Texas.
“Dallas County is committed to closing the digital broadband gap, especially in Southern Dallas County. I am personally pleased to see the potential progress towards more equitable broadband access,” said John Wiley Price, Dallas County Commissioner. “We are pleased to welcome the investment of CircleGx and the contributions from Qualcomm Technologies and Zyter, and look forward to seeing success in bringing broadband infrastructure to Dallas County.”
“We are pleased to be supporting CircleGx and Zyter as they roll out critical infrastructure and solutions in Dallas County, Texas, which will prove transformational for city residents and business, helping to make connectivity accessible and equitable across the community,” said Sanjeet Pandit, Senior Director, business development and global head of Smart Cities, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This project is as an example of what communities can replicate when collaborating with the 400+ ecosystem members in the Qualcomm® Smart Cities Accelerator Program and I expect these integral end-to-end solutions to be a key part of future city infrastructure rollouts.”
“The digital divide adversely impacts consumers and businesses’ ability to maximize their potential. We will deliver affordable access to 5G network technologies, empowering our communities by driving broadband access, financial service innovations, education and security”, said Peter C. Goodwin, CircleGx Founder and chief executive officer. “Affordable connectivity benefits the greater good.”
Sanjay Govil, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zyter, Inc. said, “Zyter is proud to collaborate with CircleGx and Qualcomm Technologies in bridging the digital gap by making broadband more accessible and affordable for all homes and businesses in the Dallas metro area.”
The network will initially begin with the deployment of more than 20 LTE CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) cell sites powered by Qualcomm RAN Platforms and will include smart lighting, with both outdoor and indoor CPEs featuring a Qualcomm® Fixed Wireless Access Platform, with a potential path to 5G in the future. The funding for this project is provided by CircleGx.
In the “Planted Circle” project, Zyter will deploy, manage, monitor, and operate the city’s private fixed wireless broadband network on the Zyter SmartSpaces™ Internet of Things (IoT) platform.
As a key collaborator with Qualcomm Technologies for the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program ecosystem, the SmartSpaces platform breaks down silos of information by integrating and consolidating data from IoT devices and applications in a seamless interface.
Whether it’s to support city infrastructure, education, hybrid-work environments, healthcare, or transportation, connectivity is crucial, and CircleGx, Zyter and Qualcomm Technologies are committed to contributing to support the need for connectivity in Dallas communities, and other areas across the country.