Fixed wireless. This is one of the hottest topics right now as the need for high speed connections is rising at an unprecedented rate and the service providers just cannot keep up with the demand by deploying FTTx systems. Main reasons are the time it takes to deploy a conventional system and the stomach-turning CAPEX investments such deployments demand.
Few years back, service providers were busy deploying new networks in urban areas. While time passes these urban centers are more or less built out and the competition is stiff. So heads are finally turning to rural and suburban areas where the need for speed is equally high from the perspective of the customer while the service is often a decade behind in comparison to the big cities. Service providers are starting to tap this market at a far more aggressive rate than just a couple of years ago. Vendors have somewhat pushed this trend as well by launching products that were not available before. Solutions based on fixed LTE, Wi-Fi, etc. are now widely available but do they really provide the end customers with what they want? Or almost demand? How future proof are such systems for service providers?
Fixed Wireless sounds like a jackpot for both the service providers and the end customers. Low CAPEX investment, fast deployment, low OPEX… for the providers and everything a wireline promises for the end customer. One would say, what is the issue then? Why aren’t these systems being deployed by the thousands all over the world? It is because only very few solutions can deliver services close to a wireline deployment. There will always be limitations with every product for example:
· Throughput capacity per base station
· Limited reach
· Spectrum cost in the lower bands
· No triple play
· Large number of base stations needed due to limitations of number of users per base station and throughput per base station
· As a result of the above, large number of backhaul deployments needed
Imagine a system with the following characteristics:
· Up to 10 Gbit/s of throughput per sector antenna (4×10 Gbit/s per BS)
· Up to 50 kilometers reach (31 miles)
· Number of clients limited only by throughput
· Full triple play
· Unlimited number of “TV Only” clients
· Which frequency? The one that suits you best.
Do you like it?
It is not just imagination.
Globtel’s AIR System is a market leader in regard to throughput, user capacity and reach per base station. It can also provide the end customer with a triple play service that is almost identical to a conventional FTTx or cable deployment.
Now just picture all the areas where you want to expand in regard to the logistics, long term cost and the effect on the potential clientele of a standard fixed wireless deployment in comparison to the AIR System.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will present several use cases where the technology comes into play, apart from what was mentioned in this article. So, stay tuned for more!
Instead of a standard summary please read the words of a satisfied client and partner. Those tell more than anything I could possibly write.
“My own personal experience with wireless technologies dates back more than a decade and I have witnessed many variations of wireless solutions from a variety of companies over the years. While I am well aware that the theory surrounding the ability of wireless technology to perform in a similar fashion to wireline technologies such as cable and fiber optics, I have not experienced technology that delivers on the theory. That was until as recent as a few short years ago when we discovered Globtel “AIR” Technologies. This company not only delivered practically on the theory of wireless technology but proved to us that it works exactly as Globtel advertises its capabilities. Today we at Hammer Fiber have extremely happy customers in the USA that have publically stated that our triple play services over “AIR” is the fastest and best quality they have ever experienced from any service provider in the USA and this includes the likes of Comcast and Spectrum. I am extremely thrilled to have discovered Globtel and its AIR solution and our company will continue to prosper and grow across the entire USA deploying this technology to as many Americans as possible. – Michael P. Cothill – Executive Chairman Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp.”