Gigabit is the goal, and amid an endless cycle of speed and technology advances it is easy to become diverted from the basics. Broadband is becoming a basic human right, governments are mandating basic minimum speeds for all – and nationwide networks are being built out in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and several other regions worldwide.
These countries are taking on one of the biggest challenges of our time – and, as with any mass-scale project, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Operators must take a two-sided approach that involves evolving technology in easy to reach areas, while innovating existing infrastructure to reach under-served areas effectively.
According to OVUM, with a minimum wholesale speed of 25Mbps for all end-users, irrespective of their location or technology platform, Australia has set the bar far higher than seen in equivalent markets such as the United States, the UK, Canada or France.
The report found that the nbn™ Fixed Wireless network delivers a best in class Fixed Wireless service that is not simply an extension of a mobile service. Mobile differs from Fixed Wireless in that mobile connections become uncontrolled at the base station – so it is not possible to offer minimum performance levels, especially during peak demand periods.
NetComm Wireless’ Fixed Wireless Network Terminating Devices (FWNTDs) are specially designed to extend the trusted zone all the way to the premises, allowing operators to establish a dedicated connection that can be engineered, directly managed and monitored to deliver a known minimum level of throughput.
In doing this, operators can provide an assured level of device modulation speed and performance to homes, businesses and industry.
In a recent interview with Total Telecom TV, NetComm Wireless CTO Steve Collins said: “If you look at wireless networks, the zone of reach tends to end at the base station. Our FWNTDs are installed on the side of the house, and that device forms part of the network infrastructure. So that’s the concept of extending the trusted zone, or extending the network, as close to the customer as possible so you can offer a very differentiated service to the end user.”
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 OVUM report. Australia’s leadership in providing rural broadband connectivity: an international comparison of rural broadband funding initiatives. 17 May 2017.