Redline’s Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is an application that connects stationary or ‘fixed’ user equipment (UE)—terminals, modems, routers—located at the edge of the communications network to the network core via a wireless connection.
Also referred to as “The Last Mile,” it is the final connection between customer equipment and the network core.
One of the big concerns with the push for IoT is interoperability between devices and machines that use different protocols or have different architectures. As technology continues to fuel the growth of the industrial IoT, there will be a greater load of data that will be able to be assimilated. Not only will this data streamline existing sectors currently using the IoT, but it will also uncover previously unseen areas for growth and revenue generation.
Collating three or four sector base stations provides a 360-degree coverage area, serving dozens of remote terminals. In a telecom services application, base stations deliver high-speed broadband signals to remote terminals, located at Enterprises or residences, and connected to UEs such as Wi-Fi routers for high-speed Internet access. For industrial markets, the terminals connect to sensors and offer remote monitoring and control of critical field operations.
Since fewer base stations are needed to deliver the required bandwidth over the target coverage area, a PMP configuration yields the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO).