Point to Point wireless connections

Coastal WiFi has installed and currently maintains a particular point to point wireless network that spans 4+ miles in Southeast Georgia, providing high speed internet access to an island that has never had an unlimited highspeed connection.

Content FilteringPoint to point (PTP) wireless connections, also known as fixed wireless backhaul or point to point microwave, is an ideal complement or replacement to leased lines and fiber. Whether the requirement is to link individual buildings, communicate between buildings, or link networks across large distances, organizations are increasingly turning to point to point wireless backhaul networks, both licensed microwave links and unlicensed wireless bridges, as the preferred solution.

Point to point connections are useful today with many small businesses and offices utilizing Voice Over IP (VOIP) phones and video services. The PTP connection allows an office across the street or down the block to share network resources, phone systems and video services.

Point to point wireless connections provide several advantages:

  • Increase Bandwidth - Up to Gigabit data/voice links (gigabit wireless)
  • Extend Fiber & T1 Installations
  • Lower cost of installation
  • No recurring connection fees
  • Reduce leased line dependency
  • Quick installation - days instead of weeks or months
  • ROI - Cost can usually be recouped in months
  • Performance unaffected by environmental factors
  • Advanced Security - DOD and HIPPA compliant
  • 99.999% Reliability

Because there are no recurring lease fees to a phone company or service provider, outdoor wireless bridge networks in a point to point wireless backhaul configuration saves you money month after month. That, along with the modest cost of the outdoor wireless bridge equipment, is one reason that point to point wireless backhaul costs can be rapidly recouped. Once the wireless bridge equipment is installed, you own it and there are no other costs other than minimal routine maintenance.

Purchasing Considerations

The things to focus on with a point to point connection is:

  • Line-of-sight
  • Distance
  • Minimum Speed Requirements
  • Security of data transmitted

Knowing these requirements will ensure that you choose a transmitter with the right security and power requirements and the correct antenna.