Is your business expanding faster than you expected, leaving you trying to figure out how to keep several buildings worth of employees all operating on one Local Area Network (LAN)? Or are you trying to start a company in a less-developed area where wired infrastructure just isn’t an option? Before you get too stressed and declare it “impossible” to find a solution, there is actually a simple, cost effective fix for these situations called a fixed wireless broadband connection.
What is a Fixed Wireless Broadband Connection?
Fixed wireless is a wireless broadband network technology that involves a point-to-point network connection between two locations (building-to-building, tower-to-building, etc.). This connection can be from an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to a subscriber, or it can be from one building to another within a company’s LAN.
The point-to-point signal transmissions don’t rely on copper or fiber optic cables, meaning that they don’t require satellite feeds or local telephone service to work. Instead, these transmissions are carried through the air over a terrestrial microwave platform.
Fixed wireless devices are usually powered by utility mains rather than batteries unlike like most mobile wireless devices, though it’s good to know that mobile, battery-powered wireless systems can serve as backups for fixed wireless systems if you lose power or experience a natural disaster.
What Can Fixed Wireless do for Your Business?
The advantages of fixed wireless broadband connections include:
- The ability to connect with users in remote areas without the need for laying new cables
- Having the capacity for broad bandwidth that is not impeded by fiber or cable capacities
- No high latency issues (unlike with satellite Internet)
- The cost-effectiveness of only needing some specialized wireless hardware to bridge these two parts of your LAN as opposed to the considerable cost of wiring two buildings together, or leasing high-speed broadband so that they can be on the same company LAN.
Wolf Technology Group can help you decide if fixed wireless Internet is right for you and can set up a fixed wireless broadband connection for your business LAN. Give us a call at (833) 482-6435 or contact us online to discuss the best wireless network solutions for your business!
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