Broadband has long been heralded as vital for establishing economic viability; it fuels economic growth, employment and socioeconomic development. Throughout the world broadband access has a positive influence on the daily lives of billions of people. It influences everything; from education, agriculture, banking, healthcare and government strategies to expanding trade, developing ICT skills, facilitating job creation, impacting social inclusion and improving the safety of citizens. Across the globe operators have to spend vast amounts upgrading legacy systems, transforming existing infrastructure and maximising existing investment. Statistics from the World Bank have been widely publicised noting that a ten percent increase in broadband penetration contributes to a 1.3 percent increase in economic growth.
The only technology capable of bridging the last mile that comes close to delivering the benefits of fibre, considering cost and ease of installation, is wireless.
Wireless technologies, from cellular mobile broadband to WiMAX solutions – can all provide substantially higher data rates, are reliable and have larger access ranges; making them practical options. However, there are a confusing plethora of technologies, all of which are appropriate for different circumstances, promise to increase internet connectivity and ease access to the knowledge economy. In addition, many of the options tend to have significant limitations that, if not carefully considered, can obstruct broadband deployments and increase long-term costs.
Bluwan’s LinkFusion Access MDU solution
Bluwan’s LinkFusion Access MDU solution enables operators to very quickly and cost-effectively complement fibre optic high speed broadband access, much like a wireless GPON system. The terrestrial, line of sight wireless transmission system provides ultra-high bandwidth delivery as well as rapid and easy deployment, while keeping capital and operational expense low.
Bluwan’s LinkFusion Access MDU solution is ideally suited for MDU access.
- Deliver up to 125 Mbps (dedicated bandwidth) to every building
- Redistribution of bandwidth either through wireless (e.g. WiFi), Ethernet (Cat 5/6), CPL, or copper (using a micro-DSLAM)
- Dynamic TDD allows bandwidth to adjust in real time to end user demand
- 8 classes of service enable ISPs to manage the customer’s quality of experience (QoE)