Disruptions to the supply chain across the world is old news. What is current and unwelcome news are all the price hikes, shortages, delays, and many other dilemmas caused by this global disruption. Installing fiber Internet infrastructure is not immune to the wave of supply chain disruptions. The supply chain issues seem to be impacting fiber installations at a higher proportion.
George Orwell put forth the allegorical truth in his pivotal work that “All animals are equal; but some animals are more equal than others.” That controversial premise can often be applied to many other circumstances. This includes the realm of Fixed Wireless Internet and Networking.
Whether your particular industry is warehousing, logistics, construction, healthcare, or financial services, reliable and dedicated Internet is vital. Within larger cities and metro areas, the choices are many, including combination options for guaranteed diversity and redundancy. But what about remote location Internet options?
Typically, when building a network and Internet infrastructure for a business, Internet speed and connectivity is of vital importance. When examining your needs, it is helpful to have an understanding of the impact of your choices and use of the “last mile” of Internet.
Searching for an Internet connection? Many traditional Internet providers will entice businesses with a low monthly cost for a fiber connection, but what is often overlooked is the potential buildout cost for fiber. Below is an example of what you can expect with a fiber build vs. a dedicated fixed wireless connection.
Although modern businesses require high-speed Internet, the costs of building fiber Internet can be higher than anticipated. Things are never as they seem — especially when you don’t read the fine print. There are many unanticipated costs to building fiber Internet connections, and you can believe these costs will be passed on to you.
It has already been established that a properly executed fixed wireless Internet network consistently provides faster and more secure data speeds, and is much easier and less expensive to install, upgrade, and operate. Moreover, their relative independence from fiber and cable networks make their design, planning, and implementation far faster and more efficient than other options.
One of the major questions that arise when companies are considering a fixed wireless Internet connection concerns line of sight (LOS) considerations. This is likely the major obstacle that fixed wireless providers deal with when developing a network for clients. MHO discusses LOS considerations and explains how line of sight issues are handled with potential clients.
Far too many businesses confuse Internet redundancy with Internet diversity. Both are concerned with providing alternate Internet connection and communication services in the event of an outage; yet, both solve these problems in different ways. Make sure you do not use the terms interchangeably or confuse one with the other. Let’s take a look at both and help you decide which is best for your business.
When making an Internet provider decision or even a fixed wireless provider decision, a person needs to consider many factors. Line of sight, redundancy, SLAs, and of course, reliability. A key factor of reliability is ensuring your Internet connection remains stable during as many adverse conditions as possible.
A common question is the effect of weather and rain fade. Because fixed wireless providers utilize radio waves, it might be logical to think that inclement weather such as rain or snow can affect reliability or speed. This is not always the case. It depends on the type of connection (point-to-point or point-to-multipoint: "what’s the difference?”), frequency and also if your provider is supplying something called adaptive modulation.
One of the significant changes brought about by the pandemic is the proliferation of conference calling and the resulting need for quality levels of video bandwidth. Businesses that now have workers in remote locations and educational institutions requiring more student-teacher interactions via Zoom or Teams are discovering the joys and pains of Internet video communications.
The major issues experienced center on poor connections that produce stuttering, skipping, and dropped calls altogether. There are a number of possible causes for these problems. Let’s take a look at them, along with some solutions.