Through the past decade, there have been many studies which have proved, that internet access drives economic development. It drives business, creates jobs and raises the general quality of life.
Many investors and service providers, let it be fixed, mobile or WISPs, have recognized this and are investing into building infrastructure on a large scale. Right now, the main infrastructure projects are building fiber rings, backbones to connect basically all the places, that are still underserved or not as well served as this day and age demands.
Along those backbone build outs, last mile was built as well, predominantly in the form of FTTx. A few years back, FTTx was presumed to be the ultimate last mile solution and basically everyone believed it would be the last mile of the future. Unfortunately, time has shown that FTTx takes extremely long to build and more importantly, the costs are huge.
At some point operators came to the realization that fixed wireless is the best answer to the question of how to reduce the time to market and how to lower the cost of last mile deployments in order to provide connectivity faster and in a more feasible way both to help the communities and to increase own revenue.
The main problem was, and still is, the capacities. The solutions that were available ranging from WiMAX, various WiFi systems to fixed LTE simply do not have the throughputs necessary to satisfy today’s needs. In most cases not even for residential, let alone enterprise users.
There Globtel AIR System is probably the only fixed wireless solution currently available on the market, that provides network operators with capacities needed to provide fiber like throughputs and fiber services to all of their clients. At a fraction of a fiber build out cost.
The solution is based either on DOCSIS or LTE standards and allows throughputs of up to 5.3 Gbps per sector antenna which results in an industry leading 20 Gbps of data throughput per base station. Additionally, it supports any service that would be available on a fiber or coaxial network including but not limited to ultrafast speed broadband, HD, SD and 4K TV and VoIP.
It is ideal for both rural and urban scenarios. The range of the base station is up to 50 kilometers which means it can cover vast areas and thus cost efficiently serve large rural areas. But at the same time, due to its capacities, usually only one or two sites are needed to serve major metropolitan areas with state of the art services.
As an example of urban service, these are coverage maps of Monrovia, Liberia and Kigali, Rwanda which show that the huge majority of both cities is covered from a single base station site. All sector antennas at the mentioned locations have the capacity of several Gbps of throughput and serve both residential and enterprise customers.
Another question that would pop up is how many users can actually be served with such a base station. The answer is simple – there is no limit. The limit is only in the throughput.
Several Tier 1 operators have recognized the advantages and trial being setup while mid and smaller size operators are already deploying the system commercially in three continents including the largest cable operator in Southern Europe.
Globtel is open to discuss the solution with anyone interested as we are extremely confident in our solution and the industry is proving us right.
Globtel AIR, the ultimate last mile solution!
Virtually wireless fiber both in regard to capacities as well as in services.
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