Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) face increasing competition from incumbent Telco and cable providers and, consequently, need to do even more to differentiate their services.
Residential and corporate Internet access customers continue to demand lower access costs, greater speeds, and more features. In that tough environment, the ability to own and control the network is crucial to the success of any WISP or ISP looking to successfully and profitably offer differentiated services and manage network costs.
As service providers broaden their coverage areas and deploy higher capacity distribution and access wireless networks — such as WiMAX and Wi-Fi — the wireless backbone must also be upgraded and engineered to prevent infrastructure bottlenecks. Rapid deployment ability and capacity scalability are key requirements to add and support new subscribers successfully, manage service levels, and introduce and maintain next generation services.
Microwave backhaul systems from Exalt provide WISPs with alternatives to expensive and capacity-limited leased lines to backhaul network traffic. Exalt carrier-class systems support any combination of voice, video, and data service traffic, and they have the ability to guarantee the 99.999% throughput availability so critical to meeting customer expectations and differentiating service quality from that of the competition.