Microwave link capacity
nanog at ics-il.net
Tue Apr 5 02:24:41 UTC 2016
A lot of new gear is gigabit. The current price\performance leader is SIAE's ALFOPlus2.
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From: "Jean-Francois Mezei" <jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca>
To: Nanog at nanog.org
Sent: Monday, April 4, 2016 12:28:41 PM
Subject: Microwave link capacity
In a context of providing rural communities with modern broadband.
Reading some tells me that Microwave links can be raised to 1gbps. How
common is that ?
I assume that cell phone towers have modern microwave links (when not
directly on fibre). What sort of capacity would typically be provided ?
And in the case of a remote village/town served by microwave originally
designed to handle just phone calls, how difficult/expensive is it to
upgrade to 1gbps or higher capacity ? Just a change of radio ? or radio
and antenna, keeping only the tower ?
(keeping spectrum acquisition out of discussion as that is a whole other
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