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All telecommunication and networking companies admit that wireless communication meets their requirements and provides better performance than fiber optic cables. Wireless is the best choice for point to point Internet service because it offers reliable performance. Wireless Internet is becoming more popular than fiber optic cables due to its fast speed and high quality.

Technology is continuously upgrading, and cloud computing is spreading quickly. For this reason, the importance of bandwidth is increasing day by day. Wireless transmitters and receivers send and receive data at the rate of one gigabyte per second. This means that, with wireless transmission, you can download or upload a video of ninety minutes in just six seconds. The same video would take thirty minutes to download on fiber optic cables.

Additionally, here are seven reasons point to point wireless is better than fiber optic:

1. Lower Latency

Communication via fiber optics causes latency and noise interruptions. A fiber optics network in the city has to travel through many points to complete the communication cycle, causing latency. In contrast, wireless networks provide noiseless and fast communication. In telecommunications and networking businesses, speed matters greatly, and wireless has a much lower latency rate than fiber optic networks. Wireless provides high quality and reliable Internet connection.

2. Reliability

In telecommunications and networking businesses, all of the operations are dependent on Internet connection. Therefore, the reliability of a network is very important to enhance the business’s overall performance and quality. One drawback of fiber optic networks is that the cables run underground. Road work can damage the cables, disrupting communications. In contrast, road work cannot interrupt transmission with wireless networks. In this way, wireless offers more reliable point to point Internet service as compared to fiber optic.

3. Speed

Speed of data transmission is an important factor to provide high performance of a network. Mostly, companies and people like to subscribe to an Internet connection that provides speeds ranging from 20Mbps to 500Mbps. Wireless point to point Internet services can easily achieve this speed range as compared to fiber optic networks, thereby providing reliable performance.

4. Installation Time

The process of installing fiber optic networks is very time-consuming. Installation of fiber optics in a city can take between six and twelve months. Installation of wireless is easy and quick, taking between fifteen to thirty days.

5. Dependability

Fiber optic networks are not effective for data transmission. Most companies that use fiber optic networks also use wireless as a backup to minimize the risks of data loss. Therefore, wireless is viewed as the more dependable option.

6. Cost

Fiber optic networks are costly as compared to wireless point to point Internet services. The high cost of the fiber optic network is due to the installation of the fiber optics cables. Many workers and network engineers are required to install fiber optics in a large city, and the cables are costly. The estimated cost of installing a fiber optic network is $52,400 per one mile. On the other hand, wireless Internet service only requires a few base stations and workers to install it. To emphasize, the total estimated cost of wireless point to point Internet service is far less than fiber optic.

7. Maintenance

Maintenance of wireless point to point Internet service is easy and less costly than fiber optic networks. Fiber optic network maintenance is time-consuming and requires laborers to dig and engineers to assess the problem. Conversely, wireless point to point Internet service is easy to maintain and requires little labor, which reduces cost.

By considering the above reasons to choose wireless over fiber optic, the difference is easy to see. Wireless point to point Internet service is faster, more reliable, cheaper, and performs better overall than fiber optic networks.

2 Responses to “7 Reasons Point To Point Wireless is Better Than Fiber Optic”

  1. Peter Emanuel

    I live on a small island where fiber optics will be installed for the relatively closely located school, medical center, town hall and police and volunteer fire and rescue departments. The facility for interfacing the fiber connection from the mainland to the local fiber network will be at a relatively high location which has cell towers. What can be done wirelessly to increase the coverage beyond the named facilities?

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    • Jon Von Rentzell

      Mr. Emanuel,

      Your island setup with the mainland feed to a high location with towers is perfect for a wireless network extension. You could connect business locations directly from this source to their business address using P2P equipment as long as there is clear line of sight.

      If the speed is fast enough to the municipal locations you identified, you could even use those locations to re-transmit from using P2P to other key sectors on the island.

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