What is fixed wireless – and is it the right fit for your business?

The Alltel Team
The Alltel Team

With the NBN not always meeting expectations and high installation costs for Fibre, businesses are looking fast and reliable internet alternatives. One such service is fixed wireless, but what is it and could it be right for your business?

What is fixed wireless?

Fixed wireless is an internet solution that works without the need for underground cable installation. It operates through the air and above the network congestion through an antenna mounted on the roof of the building.

How does fixed wireless work?

Using the roof-mounted antenna, it transmits signals via line of sight to the nearest base station. Line of sight means there is an unobstructed view from one point to the next. Other than the antenna mounted on the roof, fixed wireless utilises 5G technology to send a focused stream of data directly to the receiver.

Are there fixed wireless internet providers in my area?

The answer ultimately depends on where you live. If you are in an area where NBN or other cable-based connections are unavailable, fixed wireless technology is a viable solution offered by providers. Fixed wireless offers sky-speed internet without the need to lay down cables or fibre.

On the other hand, if you live in an urban area, then fixed wireless is already an internet solution offered by numerous providers alongside NBN, Fibre, Ethernet, and ADSL.

What are the advantages of fixed wireless?

Aside from quick and easy installation, fixed wireless offers the following advantages.

  • No data caps – fixed wireless internet providers offer unlimited data. There are no data caps simply because fixed internet is a dedicated service. So, you can make and take calls, upload and download files to your heart’s content.

  • Flexible bandwidth – unlike wired connections where the number of users leads to fluctuation and lags, fixed wireless bandwidth is flexible. So, internet speed fluctuates and adapts based on the need or number of users.

  • Better level of security – over time, the fixed wireless network has dramatically improved. Nowadays, it uses a higher level of encryption, data privacy, and authentication than cable-based internet connections.

How would I know if fixed wireless is right for my business?

If you're after a dedicated internet solution that gives you supercharged symmetrical speeds for both upload and downloads, then fixed wireless is right for you. On fixed wireless, no matter the number of users, your bandwidth can adapt so there won’t be issues with your connectivity even with multiple users uploading or downloading files or making and taking calls over the internet.

Find a provider that’s right for you.

Tired of waiting for the NBN? Don’t wait any longer. Get fixed wireless from Alltel. With fixed wireless internet service, supercharged symmetrical speeds and limitless connectivity – served on a network that’s stable, secure, and reliable. Contact us today at 1300 255 835 or visit us at www.alltel.com.au to learn more about this service.

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