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Metro WiFi Solutions

The local area network (LAN) revolutionized the way business was done, and the Wireless LAN (WLAN) has moved mobile computing to the next level. Now another big shift is coming ¿ to last-mile broadband Internet access and services.

The primary benefit of Metro Wi-Fi is to improve communication services in metropolitan areas and create a competitive environment for broadband services. For city governments and VARs that help these municipalities build and manage wireless networks, Metro Wi-Fi can open a wide range of opportunities.

Similar to ad hoc networks, these systems enable each user node to provide host functionalities and facilitate higher-level routing functions. Market trends are driving an increase in the breadth of new wide-area wireless technologies.

The benefits to municipalities include but are not limited to:

  • Reduction of telecommunications costs
  • Focus on continuous connections rather than partitioned hot spots.
  • Reduction in opportunity cost due to better utilization of municipal employees
  • New sources of revenue for cities
  • Scalable and cost-efficient solutions
  • Increased reliability
  • Broadband access for low-income families
  • Elimination of bottle necks
  • Support for mobile applications
  • Self-healing features (multiple paths through the network increase hardware redundancy)
  • Support of the 4.9Ghz Public Safety band
  • Elimination of wired security constraints by supporting permanent and temporary wireless solutions.