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.