12 May Superfast Broadband in Rural Locations
The Majority of the UK now enjoys a satisfying level of broadband service, with the option to chose from many providers and several types of connection including superfast fibre and cable internet.
However, for the minority, it isn’t as simple. There are still many people living in rural areas who are stuck with very slow broadband if any or even ancient dial-up. As well as aggravating homeowners, slow broadband is a major problem for businesses too.
Why is rural broadband so slow?
As with many things it comes down to cost. Fast broadband needs modern infrastructure upgrades which isn’t cheap and network operators will always consider what kind of return they’ll get for the investment. This, unfortunately, means more remote locations miss out on upgrades as they’re not considered economically viable.
At Purdicom we get asked on a daily basis to help our customers connect the unconnected – or indeed the ‘under-connected’. When we say that, most people will think that we are referring to rural connectivity. The truth is that the unconnected can be anywhere, from the centre of London to the Shetland Islands.
For businesses wanting very high-speed connectivity, in excess of 100Mbps and up to 1Gbps, fibre connectivity is the only option from traditional carriers. This is changing though as new, innovative service providers recognise the opportunity that wireless broadband technologies provide to bypass the slow moving giant telcos.
Siklu, one of Purdicoms core Vendors delivers multi-gigabit fiber-like wireless connectivity in urban, suburban and rural areas. Operating in the millimeter wave bands, its wireless solutions are used by leading service providers worldwide. Thousands of carrier grade systems are delivering interference-free performance world-wide. Easily installed on street-fixtures or rooftops, the price-competitive radios have proved to be ideal for networks requiring fast and simple deployment of secure, fiber-like and future-proof connectivity.
Learn how you can extend your operational range up to 10 miles, the EH-2500 wireless radios deliver an extended range to capacity-enrich any network, instantaneously facilitating reliable multi-gigabit services. The full-duplex solutions accelerate network performance, slashing CAPEX, while boosted transmit power, enhanced system gain and wider operation channels make them ideal for rural locations.
Did you know?
Facebook funded Siklu to design the EH-2500 series to achieve 2gb over 7km to connect the unconnected in rural locations.