A university is building a new science and engineering center a couple of blocks from the main campus. Options for connecting the new buildings to the rest of campus are limited.
The university can dig up the street to connect the new buildings to the campus fiber ring, but digging up the streets is expensive, highly disruptive and requires permits which at times are not feasible. It could use point-to-point solution, but getting a reliable, high-quality point-to-point microwave link is challenging and requires a careful design and installation by skilled RF engineers. Again, more cost and time. And when it rains, the signal can fade.
But there’s another option for fast point-to-point wireless: 802.11ad, which operates at 60 GHz.
Now, the university can quickly and easily connect its new buildings to the main campus at 1 Gbps or higher CONTINUE READING