Tazca Connects Partners with Haleakala R&D to Test Plasma Smart Antennas on Commercial 4G LTE


September 4, 2014


LTE Business Model

Next generation antenna extends 4G LTE ranges for wireless internet service providers, providing cost-effective, higher speed broadband for underserved communities in rural areas.

ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 4, 2014 – Tazca Connects partners with Haleakala R&D to test plasma smart antennas on commercial 4G LTE. Next generation antenna extends 4G LTE ranges for wireless internet service providers, providing cost-effective, higher speed broadband for underserved communities in rural areas.

“Ruggedized plasma smart antennas have moved beyond lab prototypes and are ready for market commercialization,” said Theodore Anderson, CEO of Haleakala Research and Development, Inc. “The physics is proven and with Tazca Connects affordable LTE-as-a-Service, WISP Operators can begin deploying plasma smart antennas beyond the traditional use cases to those applications where having extended range and broader bandwidth is critical,” said Anderson.

Tazca Connects high speed Internet service is powered by an innovative LTE software platform from Lemko Corporation, bringing cost-effective 4G LTE connectivity to residents and business in rural areas. The LTE fixed wireless broadband service expands the abilities of WISPs and Operators to deploy affordable rural broadband infrastructure with advanced features on a virtualized software platform at each cell site, directly connecting to the cloud. These benefits result in lower upfront capital expenses and operational costs.

“We are pleased to be working with Haleakala R&D. Tazca Connects is focused on helping WISPs capitalize on lead user and early adopter research to experience competitive advantage now. Extending LTE ranges will allow Operators to provide new levels of 4G coverage and higher speed broadband for underserved communities,” said Michael Sisto, Vice President of Sales at Tazca Connects. “Tazca Connects picked Haleakala R&D because of their deep antenna systems research experience. Together, we will begin field trials using Tazca Connects 4G LTE virtualized and distributed EPC core high-speed wireless technology. The beam sharpening capability of plasma smart antenna will be integrated with Tazca Connects LTE-as-a-Service to create new performance best practices for last mile coverage and bandwidth intensive multimedia applications like Telemedicine, Telehealth and Virtual Presence,” said Sisto.

About Haleakala Research and Development
Anderson is the CEO of Haleakala Research and Development, Inc. He holds an M.S. in physics and applied science and a Ph.D. in physics from New York University. Dr. Anderson holds many patents on plasma antennnas and related technologies. In addition Dr. Anderson authored a book titled “Plasma Antennas” and is published by Artech House. Over the past decade Dr. Anderson has authored several peer reviewed journal articles and symposium articles on plasma antennas. Frequently Dr. Anderson has demonstrated his plasma antenna prototypes at IEEE conferences. For more information visit

About Tazca Connects
Tazca Connects was launched to answer the call for affordable broadband. Our strategic intent is to enable Operators to bring simple and affordable wireless broadband back into their communities. Tazca offers 4G LTE-as-a-Service with the lowest CAPEX and OPEX in the industry so wireless Operators in any environment can deploy carrier grade broadband now without having to worry about hardware and software infrastructure. Instead, Operators can focus on marketing and signing up subscribers with LTE download speeds of up to 150MBps and capacities up to 2000 simultaneous users per tower. Tazca offers pay-as-you-grow models to accelerate cost effective broadband connectivity across diverse global communities. With Tazca, Operators can Plug, Play and Profit with a quality solution deployed at the network edge. Tazca Connects is a subsidiary of Lemko Corporation. For more information visit

About Lemko Corporation
Lemko is a Distributed Mobile Wireless Network software company with ultra-low cost Internet based architectures that drive down the cost per GB MHz POP. Lemko is the industry leader in Re-Engineering the Mobile Network for Internet Economics and provides quick deployments of 2G, 3G and 4G LTE cellular systems powered by a virtualized and distributed EPC and IMS core. The company’s market leading solutions are available in multiple form factors including macro network, small cell, enterprise access point, On-Demand Cellular (ODC), M2M, cellular on wheels (COWs), man-portable and are deployed with enterprises, carriers, government, and military private network operators. Lemko is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, USA. Additional information is available at


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