Common Misconceptions Related to Fixed Wireless Internet
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Common Misconceptions Related to Fixed Wireless Internet

By CIOReview | Thursday, June 17, 2021

Common Misconceptions Related to Fixed Wireless Internet  The demand for fixed wireless internet is increasing among companies, but there are some misconceptions related to it, and it is necessary to clear them. 

FREMONT, CA: The adoption of internet access services to increase the growth of SD-WAN networks has accelerated significantly. When companies chat with their customers, they find that quality, reliability, and how to ensure diversity to avoid downtime frequently come up. Fixed Wireless has immense capacity to provide actual physical diversity to terrestrial networks over the last mile.

Fixed Wireless, not to be misunderstood with Mobile Broadband, sends and receives high-speed data between two selected locations through microwave radio (point-to-point). Customers may get quicker and more dependable internet with Fixed Wireless. Consider Fixed Wireless to be a wire in the sky rather than a mobile connection.

Despite all these advantages, some network managers have reservations about depending on this technology. Here are some of the most prevalent misconceptions regarding Fixed Wireless Internet Access:

Questions and misconceptions about Fixed Wireless Internet

Whether the connections are unreliable

This is not the case. Interference is one of the most common causes of unstable wireless networks (i.e. multiple wireless services competing for the same frequency space). Fixed Wireless can use either licensed or unlicensed wireless spectrum. The licensed wireless services are more dependable than unlicensed wireless services, but both offer a similar experience to terrestrial services.

Installation time frames are too long 

It is just the opposite. Fixed Wireless Internet can frequently be established within a few weeks as no physical intervention is necessary outside the customer's home. One may expect the service to be up and running as soon as an engineer can contact the premises after confirming a clear line of sight between the supply and the end-location and gaining building owner consent to install a receiver.

Whether the run VoIP or other latency/jitter sensitive applications over fixed wireless 

Fixed Wireless is a low-latency solution that enables applications that need low latency and jitter, like VoIP, remote desktop, and videoconferencing. Customers would enjoy a comparable or same user experience to a terrestrial solution by layering VoIP over a dependable fixed wireless connection.