Whether you’re opening a branch of your business in a new location or undergoing an office expansion, your access to the Internet is vital. Too many companies switch locations believing that getting a network up and running is always fast and easy — as if getting the Internet last minute is something any ISP can do for them.
Connecting multiple offices to a secure, reliable network can be complicated. While many companies need to connect buildings in close proximity, others may need to unify hub offices, branches and a large contingent of remote and hybrid workers simultaneously.
Ways of working have changed drastically over the past few years - employees are more remote than ever before, and the large corporate headquarters of yesteryear is no longer the norm for doing business. It is far more common for employees to now do hotdesking or shared desk space. Along with this evolution, hybrid and remote working has created added security and collaboration challenges.
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.
There are new needs for fast and secure data transfers that arise all the time- especially between buildings and departments that are in close proximity. Consider the following example scenarios from real-life business growth needs.
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.
As the pandemic seems to be loosening its grip on society, we have witnessed a migration of tech and businesses to different areas of the country. We don’t believe legacy tech hubs will go away, but the investment is spreading to new tech hubs that include Austin, Atlanta, Raleigh, Nashville, Miami, and Denver.
But with rapid growth comes its own problems. Aside from infrastructure, residential inventory, and cost of living increases, many businesses need to consider technical needs and requirements.
Major forces within the automotive industry and consumer activity are changing how your local car dealership operates. Perhaps the primary change is the need for a complete digital transformation. Consumers now use the Internet to research car-buying preferences almost 90% of the time before ever visiting a dealership.
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.
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.
Fixed wireless and satellite Internet are often times confused to be the same technologies when that could be further from the truth. If you are trying to figure out which business Internet solutions is best for you, below is an illustration of how fixed wireless and satellite internet are vastly different.