Wärtsilä (Leicester) had recently taken on a new building within the same estate as one of their existing workshops. They required 10Gbps connectivity between the two buildings across 300 meters to extend the LAN to their new building.
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.
Shoosmiths required a connection between their existing site and their new office they were migrating to. A network solution would provide connectivity for a total of 90 migrating staff. The link recommended to Shoosmiths was an 80 Ghz Band E wireless link due to the requirement of high availability, low latency and gigabit throughput with AES encryption.
We are pleased to see the third generation of E-Band Wi-Fi bridges arrive from SIAE Microelettronica. Their ALFOplus80HDX is looking to be a serious contender as the go to for Carrier and Enterpirses backhaul solution.
I wanted to write about something that I get asked often here at DigitalAir and for this, I’m going back to my early CWTS days before I was unleashed on to an unsuspecting world. I’m often asked what it means to the overall performance of wireless bridging.