Wireless connectivity has become a standard means of creating a microwave link between locations i.e. building to building, field locations to a network presence, Main office to branch office etc.
Wireless connectivity can be in point to point wireless (also known as, ptp wireless), point to multi point wireless (this includes WiMax and LTE), or wireless Mesh configurations. Wireless bridges can be licensed microwave links or unlicensed Wireless Ethernet bridges. A wireless link can provide throughput as low as 10Mbps to 100+ Mbps.
POINT TO POINT
Deploying a point-to-point mesh network is the quickest and the most cost-effective method of Transferring data between two points in an outdoor campus network. In a mesh, the total cost of Ownership per gigabit is much lower than other commonly used WAN networks such as fiber or DSL. 802.11n is the new wireless standard that is capable of speeds up to 100 Mbps per radio. Over the past Decade, the demand has exploded for low- cost, high-capacity outdoor networks that are quick and Easy to deploy.
POINT TO MULTI-POINT
A point-to-multipoint topology (PMP) is composed of a central base station (BS) supporting multiple subscriber stations (SS), providing network access from one location to many. It is commonly used for last-mile broadband access, private enterprise connectivity to remote offices, and long-range wireless backhaul services for multiple sites. PMP networks can operate using LOS signal propagation. Each PMP BS has a typical operating range of 4 km.