When you think Wireless it is easy to confuse services like your home or office Wi-Fi with the secure Point-to-Point radio links that are used to connect businesses through our wireless network. The only common point between these technologies is the fact that they don't use any wires.
High speed radio and microwave links have been used extensively in the backend networks of telephone and internet suppliers for many years now. It is safe to say that the way you are connecting to this web site involves a wireless connection somewhere on your internet supplier's network. If you have ever seen a picture of BT Tower in London or any of the many masts that are located along our motorways, you will have seen that wireless is now the most efficient and best way to transmit data.
In the past it was only cost effective to install masts for mobiles as each base station had a cost running into six figures, however with the advancement in technology and the freeing up of the air–ways by Ofcom in the UK, wireless data is now a cost effective option.
There have been many misconceptions about wireless technology in the past for data use, but it must always be remembered that wireless transmission are the most reliable form of transmission because there is less to go wrong, in many emerging markets around the world such as China, India, and Africa, 90% of the networks are wireless. If the UK had not already invested so much money into the copper and ducts network we would have deployed a wireless network instead.
The new 4G network which is currently being auctioned by Ofcom will allow a 500 fold increase in the amount of data that can be transmitted over the air. We are heading into a wireless World in the very near future where you will be able to download at speeds of up to 100mb/s up and down on your Laptops while you are on the move.
At some point in time it is possible that something may go wrong no matter what type of connection you are using, what is important is how long it takes you to be back up and running, problem free.
If you are using a fibre leased line that connects to the central network over a 10km long piece of fiber cable and that cable breaks you will lose service. To get your service back up and running a specialist engineer with specialist equipment will be required, He will first have to identify where the break has occurred so that the problem can be fixed. This can take hours or even days.
If you were using a Point-to-Point radio link, there can only be two points of failure, point A or point B. This makes investigating and resolving problems, easier and faster, getting you back up and running quicker. As we only have 2 points to protect and no cable or ducts to maintain we can also afford to invest much more in the central network to provide a better quality of service.
All of the major network carriers have wireless backup networks in place just in case their wired networks do break. You now have the chance to embrace this technology and get yourself connected to our high speed internet network at a great price