The coverage area of Google WiFi is approximately 12 square miles and incorporates business and residential areas. The high performance broadband network is accessible to the community and visitors free of charge; all they need is a Wi-Fi enabled device and a Google account. “The Google WiFi network is a valuable community resource and helps increase economic development by making it easy for residents and visitors to stay connected anywhere around town,” said Margaret Abe-Koba, mayor of Mountain View. “We are very pleased that Google continues to support our community with this robust service.”
The Google WiFi network has managed to keep pace with the doubling in bandwidth demand without major hardware upgrades. Instead, most of the increases in capacity have been due to innovations in the Tropos software and new, patented algorithms to coordinate and manage radio spectrum resources. These include PowerCurve, which adjusts the power and bit rate of each packet; Airtime Congestion Control, which senses congestion and allocates resources fairly; and Smart Channel, which maximizes spectral reuse and avoids interference. These three patent-pending technologies enable far more efficient use of radio resources than before, typically quadrupling the data capacity for the same swath of spectrum. Tropos continues to be a wireless broadband market leader with its proven technology and ongoing innovations which make customers’ networks faster, smarter, and more reliable.
“The volume of data and number of users on the Google WiFi network in Mountain View is unmatched compared to other similar networks anywhere in the world,” said Tom Ayers, president and CEO of Tropos Networks. “We continue to work closely with Google to extend Tropos' technology leadership and continue to solve the unique and challenging issues that outdoor wireless broadband presents.”