Wireless Broadband Networks
- One time
acquisition and set up costs can be much less than ongoing monthly leased
line charges for competing technologies. Business case for wireless
broadband consists of comparing capital
acquisition costs of wireless broadband amortized over a five-year period
plus monthly equipment
maintenance charges against circuit lease charges for the same period for
T-1, xDSL or cable services. Typical payback period is 9 to 18 months.
- You can
avoid long lead times for getting T-1 and higher speed circuits from Telco
in certain areas of downtown core or outlying areas where they may not have
- Growth and
upgrade costs for wireless broadband are much less. Therefore,
you can start with just the required capacity and add to it as requirements grow –
therefore emphasize upgrade and scalability of the equipment that you select
is quite high – some vendors quote @ 99.99 or even 99.997% availability.
However, atmospheric conditions do affect service and sustained
availability is perhaps lower than above figures.
locations or businesses that relocate frequently can benefit from wireless
deployment: Wireless subscription and connection is faster
broadband can be implemented in incremental fashion. Therefore, network or
ISP strategy is “implement as needed”. This reduces capital