Is All Wireless Connectivity The Same? A Look At Wi-Fi, Mobile and Fixed Wireless.Aug 29 , 2018
The word "wireless" is an interesting one. How can a seemingly
Yet with rapid developments in technology, its use has been broadened to cover a wide variety of products and services. While all of these are truly wireless, the technologies behind them are quite different.
Let’s Start With Wi-Fi
What is Wi-Fi? A Wi-Fi internet connection comes from a wireless router, which transmits data that has been received from a modem connected to an internet service provider (ISP). Wi-Fi extends broadband connectivity wirelessly, for a very short range, inside a room or small area using best-effort service.
Wi-Fi is commonly used in homes, as well as in businesses and organizations. Many businesses set-up Wi-Fi connectivity for employees and guests.
Mobile Devices Are Commonly Referred to as Wireless Devices
Wireless for mobile devices, such as
What is Fixed Wireless and What Advantages Does Fixed Wireless Provide?
Fixed wireless is
Data is transmitted and received through a dedicated broadband internet connection, via microwave or 5G millimeter wave, between a tower and a small antenna that is located on the rooftop of the customer’s building.
Unlike wireless for mobile devices and Wi-Fi internet connections, fixed wireless delivers dedicated bandwidth. Because it is a dedicated connection between two fixed points, there are no congestion impediments from sharing bandwidth with the public or with outsiders.
Another key differentiating factor is that many fixed wireless providers deliver commercial grade internet services that is engineered for robust business applications including cloud services, streaming 4K video, and VoIP.
The high capacity voice and data transport services deliver guaranteed bandwidth, superior uptime, high packet delivery and very low latency. With a
As you can see, since all three of these wireless technologies are quite different in nature, we really can’t lump all wireless broadband together without creating some confusion. Each wireless technology should be considered unique and individually. Learn more about fixed wireless broadband services for business.
One Ring Networks provides fixed wireless internet solutions, as well as a host of other connectivity services, to businesses of all sizes across Southern California, Georgia and Texas. If your business is seeking a high-speed internet solution, please contact our team today at 855-663-7464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.