Last Mile Connectivity
Service providers of all sizes are facing the same problem around the country – how to keep up with the skyrocketing demand for broadband access in an efficient, cost effective manner. Not only is the demand for broadband access at an all time high, but with the amount of voice and video traffic being transmitted over broadband networks today, the demand for higher throughput access is growing as well. Regardless of whether the connectivity needs are in a rural area or a dense metropolitan area, the problems are the same. How can service providers quickly roll out high-speed broadband access cost effectively so that they can keep the cost of the service affordable for those who need it?
This is a situation that effects all service providers, large and small, across the nation. While it is true that many rural areas still have no broadband access at all, it is also true that in many densely populated areas it is hard to roll out new services. In the case of rural areas, the cost to run fiber to the many remote locations that do not have broadband is prohibitive, as the cost of acquiring each customer is too much to make it worth the service providers’ effort. In densely populated areas, it is both difficult and costly to trench new fiber in established cities.
Enter broadband wireless technologies. Regardless of how remote the area or how densely populated a city might be, the use of broadband wireless technologies – including WiMAX and point-to-point for backhaul and WiFi for access –enables service providers (and even municipalities) to extend broadband wireless access to any area at a fraction of the cost of traditional wired networks. By eliminating the cost of materials, trenching, and truck rolls and ensuring equal (if not better) performance than wired networks, broadband wireless is helping connect (or better connect) more people in more areas, regardless of where they reside.
- Enabling service providers to reach new subscribers, regardless of location
- Bridging the digital divide
- Cost effective connectivity for educational institutions
- High bandwidth connectivity for public areas and hotspots
- Providing competitive commercial access
- Reduced time to market
- Lower total cost of ownership ( TCO)
- Flexibility in service delivery
- The ability to handle both rural and urban subscriber densities on the same infrastructure
- Security, reliability and performance that meet or exceed wired networks
For more information on Moonblink’s portfolio of last-mile connectivity solutions, please call one of Moonblink’s wireless experts at 1-877-623-5223 or 1-408-850-1143.