Fixed Wireless Networks

Access, to everyone.

In the last time, it's getting more and more common to talk about Fixed Wireless Networks. Of its feasibility and potential.

But, what is FWN really? Practically is to bring connection through a new network, separate from current mobile networks to remote areas where fiber optics deployment is not possible or convenient.

This gives users, who may have difficulty accessing broadband, the opportunity to have a stable and quality service allowing them to work, either remotely or developing their own business, as well as to consume online content for entertainment.

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Who can (or should) deploy such networks?

Business opportunities will always be available to large operators, whether mobile or fixed, since their current network deployment allows them to have the capacity to offer this service. And if they don't have it, they own the capital to do so.

However, many ISPs are emerging and deploying their own network with the contribution of public and/or private capital, taking advantage of their more accelerated and focused power of action. With this, they cover a need that is not very well developed in the market.

Project control

As with any other technology deployment projects, it is necessary to estimate the scope of the venture. You have to have the equipment, personnel, governmental permits, etc. And then go out and sell the service. And the question we always ask ourselves: which comes first, supply or demand?

Probably we will do a simple survey or market study to determine whether what will be offered will be consumed.

A project with limited resources should not go (too) far over the estimate. So the overall control of the project cannot fail.

Having a process management tool, documenting each task, minimizing rework, optimizing time, etc. is fundamental to the success of the business.

Particularities of FWN

  • Dedicated network for fixed data.
  • Access to remote areas.
  • You can have a single site/structure as a PTP or PMP node.
  • Reuse of existing structures: silos, AM/FM towers, water tanks, mills, etc.
  • The node is connected to the backbone via fiber optic or microwave link (most common).
  • The end customer will have CPE equipment (antenna, modem/router) installed.
  • Range between node and CPE, up to 20km.