Back when cloud-based systems were first getting started, they were looked at the same way someone would look at, say, jumping the Grand Canyon on a soapbox derby racer built by a particularly bright seven-year-old. It was a clever enough plan, but almost insane in execution. Who would put valuable proprietary data in the cloud, where theoretically anyone could get at it?
That's long since changed, thanks to significant security augmentations, and cloud-based operations and SD-WAN 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In fact, many of the reasons to avoid fixed wireless are either outdated or have been corrected.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.