There’s a growing demand for Internet access, with the world’s usage to include 48 percent of the global population this year. In many countries, the access to an adequate Internet connection will come up short. In 2017 and beyond, the role of fixed wireless will become more important, making it possible to meet the needs of consumers and businesses.
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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs are becoming common in many corporations. IT divisions like them because it reduces wear and tear on the company’s equipment, and employees like the comfort of using their own devices. The main challenge of such programs, though, is managing the increased pressure on the company’s network.
It’s expected that the number of Internet users around the world will reach 3.6 billion of the population, or 48 percent, this year. The demand for a high speed connection challenges the copper and fiber options and their ability to reach both dense urban and rural areas. For companies looking for ample bandwidth and flexibility, the speed and scalability of copper and fiber come up short, too.
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Fixed wireless is a kind of Internet service that is accomplished with radio signals. It offers many of the same things wired broadband offers -- without the need to run cable. There are many reasons to use fixed wireless service. If you're considering utilizing it for your business, there are a few things you need to know.
Before the cloud brought about software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), but after frame relay stopped being the standardized WAN technology, most enterprises used multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) to connect to their WAN. MPLS is still the most popular form of WAN connectivity today, but with data- intensive applications on the rise this may be changing.
That's long since changed, thanks to significant security augmentations, and cloud-based operations are now a welcome part of everyday business. It's time to reconsider the cloud as a connectivity vector with fixed wireless service.
Fiber in the Sky
Fiber service really got its start from Google Fiber, which presented as a serious competitor offering not only better prices, but significantly better service. Google Fiber eventually retracted after the discovery that laying fiber optic cable was extremely expensive. That's where fixed wireless connectivity can be especially valuable. Able to function as "fiber in the sky," it can effectively deliver fiber-grade service without having to lay the actual fiber.
Why Bother with Grounded Service?
This concept raises an interesting point: if there's a service out there that can act like fiber, provide the latency of fiber, and offer the speeds and bandwidth of fiber, then why even bother with grounded services at all? In some cases , speed can be an issue, though this is changing rapidly.
In fact, many of the reasons to avoid fixed wireless are either outdated or have been corrected. It used to be that fixed wireless required a direct line-of-sight connection, a development that's long since changed. Perhaps the only reason to continue using grounded instead of fixed wireless is that fixed wireless isn't available in a particular area.
Cloud-Based Internet Access
Essentially, we now have the option of what amounts to cloud-based internet access. It may sound redundant given that the internet is required in order to access the cloud, but it's about the case. With minimal infrastructure required--especially when compared to grounded access--fixed wireless can deliver all the benefits of standard fiber without the need to run fiber all over the place.
If cloud-based internet service sounds like a good deal to you--and it should--then talk to MHO Networks , who can deliver service on par with fiber, but without the messy infrastructure issues. The best in connectivity may be closer to hand than you ever expected.