Like water, sewage, and electricity, stable and reliable internet access has become an essential utility for the healthcare industry. With more mission-critical applications and data sources moving to cloud computing, connectivity issues that result in internet downtime can become costly. And with healthcare internet services, costs can often be measured in more ways than money.
It seems like a nightmare scenario, but it’s a waking reality for most businesses. A survey by Adweek shows 90% of all companies experience unexpected downtime, and as many as a third experience downtime every month.
Incoming Communications? Bandwidth.
Financial organizations need to be able to field customer concerns at any given time. From simple questions about hours or balances to the most complex questions of future investment tracking, the incoming communications systems have to be ready to allow these calls through. It's not just customer calling, though; it's also contact made from other organizations, government regulators, and other such operations that need answers and information from the financial organization.
Outbound Communications? More Bandwidth.
Financial organizations also need to be able to provide a way to connect to the outside. Whether it's research being done, calls to customers being made, calls to suppliers carried out, or the myriad of other kinds of contact involved, bandwidth has to be on hand to allow the contact to flow out from the organization. Financial organizations need to be able to inform current customers, make contact with potential new customers, and carry out a variety of operations, all of which require bandwidth to be possible.
Internal Point-to-Point Communications? Still More Bandwidth.
There are even breeds of communication that need to go on within a financial organization; whether it's remote workers that need to connect back to the primary power structure via conferencing tools or whether it's information going out to those users via data channels, some connections need to take place among the members of the organization internally.
...That's a Lot of Bandwidth.
With Internet service providers often pleading poverty when it comes to improving Internet service, what can provide the kind of bandwidth that financial organizations need to succeed? There are a growing number of answers to that question, including fixed wireless service. Offering high speeds and low latency, often without the impediment of a bandwidth cap, fixed wireless can be just the thing to get bandwidth to a business.
With a growing number of uses for that bandwidth, businesses require no small amount of it to keep going. When it comes time to get that bandwidth, fixed wireless like that offered by MHO Networks can deliver with speed and latency that will surprise many...and all without a bandwidth cap.
Better, Faster, Stronger, More
It's not just the hook of a Daft Punk song; fixed wireless Internet access has a much greater capability than some may realize. Fixed wireless Internet might bring to mind images of barely-working satellite Internet that throttles users after the fifth YouTube video of the month, but newer advances in microwave technology represent significant advances over fiber and satellite.
A properly-engineered microwave solution is able to endure even some substantially harsh weather conditions. That's a big step up from satellite by itself, and makes microwave an excellent alternative. Throw in some big improvements in latency, and the picture improves still more.
All This and Less Cost Too
Sometimes all the planets align and, in a rarity of birth, we get a technology that not only offers more, but may do so for less money than its alternatives. While this does depend on location and alternatives available, fixed wireless providers can deliver connectivity for lower cost than many terrestrial options. Given that many fixed wireless providers can offer service without data caps--unlike many current terrestrial providers--that means added value on top of lower costs.
In fact, MHO Networks' president refers to its service as "fiber in the sky," which should make it a worthwhile competitor against terrestrial fiber services. Naturally, overall speeds will vary, but fixed wireless can deliver a powerful solution without the need for terrestrial "last-mile" connectivity that can take several months to install or might be prohibitively expensive.
Naturally, fixed wireless connections vary from company to company, so be sure to check on points like security protocols, service level agreements, the ability to use voice services over the connection, and similar points.
A Connection to Count On
Add it all together, and there's a lot of clear benefit for a fixed wireless connection. Able to work in almost any weather conditions and often deliver a more robust connection than many landline equivalents, fixed wireless can be a major force in keeping a business connected. Providers like MHO Networks are ready to provide that service, and prove firsthand that fixed wireless is a connection to count on.
Topics: Fixed Wireless
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Over the years, microwave technology has received some negative assumptions and still does to this day. One of these assumptions claimed that exposure to microwave frequencies cause some health concerns, such as cancer. And for some organizations and decision makers, that may be a significant deterrent from utilizing an alternative technology for their network.