Although WiFi bridges and WiFi meshing are common in replacing the need for cabling, they serve different requirements. Many IT professionals prefer to terminate access points using a wired connection; however, this isn’t always feasible or sensible.
Wireless manufactures have been making multi-gigabit links for a while now, so the technology has matured significantly. Deploying a link across a two-mile stretch can easily achieve five nines availability. However, we come across customers needing to extend the stretch to five, six or more miles which when deploying E-band equipment creates a link between availability vs rain.
“Every house needs a solid foundation. You would not want your electrician pouring concrete, nor would you want your brick layer to work on your plumbing. So why do we feel comfortable with sensor, device or manufacturers of “things” providing the components for an enterprise network?
New 6GHz band for Wi-Fi is coming soon and the possibilities are endless. In the US the governing body that allocates spectrum (The FCC) voted to allocate 1.2 GHz of unlicensed spectrum in the 6Ghz band (5.925-7.125 GHz) for future use for Wi-Fi!