For applications where high capacity internet is needed such as metropolitan networks or links between remote buildings, we can provide microwave links in the range from 10Mbps to 200Mbps between two or more locations. A microwave link is a high speed, cost effective alternative to leased lines or fibre optic cables in that it has equivalent capacity and can be rapidly deployed without having to dig up roads, car parks or parks and can be usually installed without planning permission.
A microwave link is ideally suited for:
- inter-building LAN
- voice and video connections
- broadband internet connectivity
- internet service provision
Konnex Networks provide a fully bespoke service for this solution, including the site surveys and project management of the installation.
Considerations for using a Microwave Link
- Very high bandwidth. Flexible and very reliable, provided suitable sites are available for mounting cameras and relays. Purchase costs can be high, but avoid cable rental charges.
- The range between transmitter and receiver (or a repeater) is approximately 20 km, but must be "line of sight ". The signals will be obstructed by hills or high buildings, requiring additional signal repeaters. Very occasionally weather interference may occur.
- No signal encryption is generally necessary to guard against unauthorised access by third parties as the radio beam is so directional.
- A cheaper alternative to cabling in town centres. Used to link main schemes with isolated areas such as housing estates.
- User must check that the equipment is correctly licensed.
- Affordability - a 100Mbps is almost the equivalent price of a 10Mbps leased line. The prices are similar so where two office blocks need to be connected and are in line of sight, microwave is the real options.
Microwave links were used to extend the Wi-Fi network in Whakatane , New Zealand to Opotoki, some 30Km further along the coast. 2 x 2 DMR links were installed, breaking out to Wi-Fi networks at each end. The links were projected over water, which added extra complexity to the implementation due to the reflection of the sigmal. The link is now used to backhaul the Internet connections in Opotoki to the data centre in Whakatane as well as to provide Managed Networks for several organisations with sites in both locations.
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Contact Konnex Networks today and we will provide an implementation plan and costings as well as Project Managing the deployment.