Achieving New Heights in Broadband

By    August 26, 2015

Tower climbing. It is a symbol of the daring professionalism and achievement of Wireless Internet Service Providers around the world and it is far more inspiring and photogenic than trenching a wired solution.

As they build networks to provide connectivity, engineers must design long-distance backhaul links to deliver bandwidth from the network’s source to the general area. These microwave links are invariably deployed on towers up to hundreds of feet high. With the backhaul in place, they then construct wireless access networks with Access Points installed on towers to serve wide areas to connect business and residential customers. Each network is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the end customers while overcoming the challenges and obstacles of the environment.

MORAD Communications, a WISP in Alberta, Canada, specializes in delivering broadband communications to business and residential customers. Being deeply skilled in long distance Point-to-Point (PTP) links using the licensed and unlicensed spectrum, MORAD creates and deploys reliable links that deliver connectivity even in harsh weather.

While always a dangerous activity that requires complete concentration, there are moments of sheer beauty in climbing a communications tower. Aaron Cherman, MORAD’s Technical Manager, captured one such moment of Gordon, a technician, climbing a 300-foot tower after removing equipment that had become redundant after they deployed a PTP 800 licensed microwave solution.

WISPs around the world reacted to his stunning photo when it was posted to our Facebook page, and it quickly gained more than 4,000 views. MORAD also shared a video of the tower work that they took with a video drone.

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