Gigabit Wireless Fiber
Wireless > Gigabit Wireless Fiber
Comparing Fiber Optic vs Wireless
Fiber is no longer the only option for reaching gigabit link speed. Wireless technology has rapidly evolved to "wireless fiber" status with “fiber-like” gigabit wireless bridges and access points with low latency and long range, at what can be a fraction of the cost of trenching fiber. Wireless Fiber is ideal for dense deployments in residential neighborhoods and MDUs, as well as for carrier backhaul, building-to-building enterprise use, or public safety applications.
Key Advantages of Wireless Fiber include reductions in:
- Cost, time, and crew required for installation
- Truck rolls related to fiber optic damage from utilities and other companies digging in the coverage area
- Wait time to realize ROI
- Customer wait time for service availability
- Security required (only ends need to be secured)
- Digging or destruction of the environment
Wireless Fiber Network Diagram - A gigabit wireless bridge is used for point-to-point backhaul, where the access point then transmits the internet signal from the end of the bridge down to residential and/or commercial CPEs.
Wireless Fiber Demand
Gigabit Internet is the New Expectation
The demand for faster internet is ever-increasing, thanks to video streaming, live content, cloud-based software, and faster mobile devices. Wireless backhaul solutions are capable of delivering high bandwidth, carrier-grade service for residential and commercial customers. Wireless bridges can actually be scaled up to multiple gigabits. At distances up to approximately one mile, wireless networks offer a much superior cost-per-bit ratio than standard fiber, with no difference in throughput or latency.
Meeting and exceeding the demands of customer with gigabit expectations is no longer limited to fiber. Wireless fiber solutions are changing the landscape, making it possible to stay ahead of both the demands and your budget. Wireless Fiber is future-proof technology with limitless speed potential (unlike fiber optic’s inherent limitations over over longer distances). Going wireless gives you the competitive advantage, with a faster time to market that will allow you to capture a larger market share, and lower equipment and deployment costs which translates to faster ROI.
DoubleRadius can help your build a strategy for seamlessly upgrading to Wireless Fiber. Our team can assist you with equipment selection, network design, path calculations, and the all-important acquisition of funds through leasing.