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Wireless connectivity: point to point
NO PROBLEM Connect buildings to share data and internet with the minimum of fuss — wireless P2P is quick, secure and simple.
Wireless point to point the overview
If you need to get large volumes of data (or to share an internet connection, for example) between two buildings, what are your options? Sometimes, a fibre link between the two locations might be possible — if you don't mind negotiating the sometimes complex and time
consuming exercise of wayleave agreements, trenching, cable laying and so on. If that sounds a little long-winded and involved, a point-to-point wireless ethernet or bridging connection is a straightforward alternative that can get you up and running quickly and affordably.
what you can expect
From first enquiry to final delivery in a matter of weeks...
Week 1: Requirements capture and free remote survey
- How fast do you want to go, and which locations do you want to link?
- Once we know those details, we'll be able to carry out a free, no-obligation site survey to establish feasibility and provide you with some indicative costings.
Week 2: On-site survey
- If everything checks out and you're happy to proceed, we'll visit the sites and carry out a physical survey to establish the precise installation arrangements and ensure integrity of the planned Line-of-Sight routes for the wireless signal.
Week 3: Installation, testing and handover
- Following the successful physical survey and confirmation of the wireless link routes, we'll take care of the installation for you, before testing and handing over the completed link ready for you to use.
4. Ongoing support
- We can provide the service as a one-off consultation and installation, or we can be retained on an annual support and maintenance arrangement — whichever suits your requirement.
who uses wireless point to point?
wireless point to point in the wild
Where time is of the essence
- High speed connectivity between buildings is often achieved via physical fibre, and while this is generally the "go to" way forward, it has its downsides. Civil works (sometimes on public ground) are often necessary, which can be a time-consuming process, especially where wayleaves need to be negotiated with land and building owners. A wireless point-to-point arrangement (sometimes referred to as a wireless ptp/p2p or wireless building-to-building bridge) removes any need for potentially lengthy, disruptive and expensive ground work.
Where you're working with a tight budget
- As outlined above, without the extensive installation process involved with fibre and the costs this imposes, a wireless bridge can offer a far lower cost point for getting the high-speed, secure and dedicated connectivity you need between two or more sites.
To provide cost-effective resilience
- If you already have a fibre connection between two sites, that link is clearly an important one to your business. What would happen if it went down? A standby wireless link provides a more than capable diverse contingency without being prohibitive in terms of cost.
To overcome physical and planning barriers
- Even if you want a fibre route, sometimes it can't be achieved: physical obstacles might make it very difficult to put the fibre infrastructure in place, while planning and permission issues might block the way forward. Wireless point-to-point connectivity offers a non-invasive, passive route to bringing your sites together.
customer case study
linking the lodge
- Located in Knutsford, Cheshire, the Brookdale Clinic was founded as a centre of excellence for health and beauty. It offers a range of treatments including cosmetic laser, chemical peels, facial injectables, non-surgical face lifts and skin tightening using the latest radio-frequency techniques.
- Primarily, the clinic wanted to extend the existing Internet connectivity available in their main building to a wooden lodge within their grounds, which was to be used as a satellite office.
- Structured cabling installation was also required within the main building.
- Wi-Fi configuration to allow visitors to access the wireless service while maintaining security of the business network was a further requirement.
- In order to extend Internet coverage to the lodge office, a wireless point-to-point (p2p) connection was deemed the most appropriate.
- While it would have been possible to achieve the same result with a wired connection, the required 30m trench works were seen as a time-consuming, expensive and unaesthetic solution.
- In contrast, the wireless p2p solution delivered the required connectivity in a discrete and far more cost-effective way: one set of small, pole-mounted wireless transmitters and receivers were greatly preferable to costly and disruptive groundwork.
Get in touch
We're here to help with wireless point to point connectivity
Ready to talk? Whether you're coming to us armed with all the knowledge you need, and just need to iron out the final details, or you'd like the full lowdown on how our wireless ptp service can quickly deliver high speed connectivity to your business, we're ready and waiting to help.
0800 2888 680
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