Wirless WAN issue and resolution suggestions?
Posted on 2006-06-06
I have a customer that has several locations in the Caribbean . Say they have offices on three islands with wireless connections. There have four provider towers to bounce their radio signals off, but one particular tower is on an island that is not easy to get to for repairs. This island does not house any of their office, just the provider tower. The main office has to bounce off of that provider tower on that island. That tower will often go down due to thunder and lightening storms and it's hard to get to for repairs. The other locs have towers close to them to bounce their signals off. I'm trying to recommend resolutions to this issue. Let me know if there are any I missed.
1. Fiber Optics in place of wireless.
2. T1 in place of wireless.
3. Fractional T1 leases in place of wireless.
4. The customer putting up their own towers to bounce the signals off. Initially starting with a tower for their main loc and then implemented their own towers at the other locs.