Microwave Networking

If you are looking for a high speed wireless network, spanning hundreds of meters up to hundreds of kilometers, we can develop, build and implement a microwave network for your business. With the difficulties in transferring large amounts of data between sites with current DSL technology and the enormous expense of running fibre optic networks, microwave is an excellent alternative. It offers the following benefits:
  • speeds in excess of 800Mbps over long distances
  • ease in geographical link diversity - two or more connections between sites with fail-over or load balancing implemented
  • full VLAN compatibility
  • cost effective high speed links between multiple sites operating in both the licensed and unlicensed spectrums
  • connections are robust, with automatic controls for poor weather maintaining connectivity 99.999% of the time
  • data and IP telephony can be pushed across the network without problem giving further benefits such as:
    • single reception at one office
    • ease in setting up disaster recovery with data replication at geographically diverse sites
    • reduced costs as each office no longer requires phone lines, or DSL connections - a single main site, and possibly a secondary (DR) site need data connections, all other sites can share those connections

Examples of microwave networks in place:

Point to Point

Two offices, one on either side of a river or something similar requiring the following to be transmitted between sites:
  • email
  • files
  • IP telephony
  • video conferencing
  • data replication
A microwave link between the two sites can be easily implemented, with appropriate line of sight. Depending on the distance between the sites and the type of microwave employed, speeds can vary between 10Mbps and 800Mbps. Full Quality of Service can be implemented on the link between two offices, ensuring voice and video has priority over email and file transfers. Ongoing costs can be as low as zero (without any kind of maintenance) with an unlicensed link.

Point to Multipoint

One main office, with servers located there, and an IP phone system as well - all phone lines come to this office. 3 or 4 smaller sites offices located around the locality. A multipoint microwave can be located on a hill or large tower with line of sight to all offices and smaller microwave antennas on each office. Data, video and IP telephony can be all pushed over this link, creating a local area network using the wireless of the microwave to all the sites. The offices do not require phone lines, ADSL or other data connections. Users at each site can enjoy similar network speeds as staff at the main office, using IP telephony for interoffice phone calls and a single receptionist can send incoming calls to all offices freely over the network. Sites can be geographically spread out, for example a main site in Albury, another site in Wodonga, Lavington, or Thurgoona. Services therefore can be deployed throughout all these sites, without the need for excess replication of servers, phone systems or complex systems.

INtelephony have installed, and currently maintain these types of networks for large organisations, councils and health care. These organisations enjoy reliable, high speed data connections for their core business processes - perhaps your organisation could too?