How Does Gigaband Deliver Cable-Class Internet Wirelessly?
Gigaband network Nodes mount on the rooftop of each building served in a neighborhood (similar to a satellite dish). Each Node is about the size of a gallon paint can.The bandwidth received through each Node is extended to the rooms in a building by attaching standard WiFi access point routers to a node’s with Ethernet cable.
One or more Nodes in a neighborhood network are defined as Anchor Nodes. These are the Nodes that are connected to global Internet backhaul capacity. Each Anchor Node can process a simultaneous sustained throughput of 1.3 Gb/s between any combination of it’s six highly directional radios that are inside each node.
All Nodes relay high-speed Ethernet packets through each other to connect to the Anchor Node(s)’ Internet backhaul capacity.
In a typical 50 Node network there are thousands of possible point-to-point high-gain paths to keep packets flowing. If one path becomes blocked, heuristic machine learning software in each Node instantly switches to one of many possible alternate paths.
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This breakthrough in the delivery of high-speed Internet is the result of five years of intensive design and engineering efforts by a team of 16 hardware and software engineers located on three continents,Why is Gigaband’s technology uniquely capable and reliable?
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Why is Gigaband’s technology uniquely capable and reliable?
• Unlike conventional wireless mesh network nodes, Gigaband Nodes use six completely separate radio/antennas in each mesh.
• Each of these six radios uses Qualcomm’s highest speed radio chip. Each chip is soldered directly to its antenna elements to increase signal gain.
•Our custom antenna assemblies are able to harness the signal processing algorithms embedded in the radio chips to capture two data streams that would normally not be possible in outdoor line of sight usage.
• This unique capability means that each radio can deliver sustained throughput of up to 400 Mb/s between other nodes in each of six directions simultaneously at up to ¼ mile between Nodes.
• The router in the base of each Node uses a dual core processor to processor to handle the switching of packets between radios and the Ethernet connection to the Node at the total rate of 3.7 Gb/s.