Microwave link capacity

Jean-Francois Mezei jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca
Thu Apr 7 17:52:47 UTC 2016

On 2016-04-07 08:28, Bryan Fields wrote:

> Microwave has it's place, but the 20 mile, >1gb links are marketing more than
> anything.

So existing long distance links to reach rural communities are not good
candidates to upgrade from old microwave that handles just phone to
something that can serve broadband for the town ?

If existing towers are further apart than what is realistic for higher
capacity links, then upgrading would involve new towers at which point,
the economics might point to fibre.

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