Tailoring Uplink and Downlink Ratios for Seamless Surfing

By Amanda Kowalik   February 7, 2014

Quentin Hardy’s article Webcams See All shows us a world where video connectivity has expanded beyond public safety to become a part of our daily life. With the explosion of web cams for personal use, we can now not only monitor our house and garage door, we can also “visit” a favorite vacation spot by checking a Hawaiian resort’s camera focused on the beach, or check in on the cute pets of the world. As Quentin points out, Franky the 17-year-old tortoise with a web cam strapped to his shell gets 10,000 views per month.

Regardless of the content, all of these cameras need to be connected to the Internet, and that connection needs to have high throughput and low latency to reliably transport video upstream to the network. While many technologies are optimized for downloading video and content, these applications require a higher upstream throughput. Years of experience in IP connectivity and working closely with our customers around the world have shown us the value of symmetrical and configurable uplink and downlink ratios in our wireless broadband equipment.

With these controls, a network operator can tailor the Point to Point (PTP) backhaul infrastructure or Point to Multipoint (PMP) wireless access networks to be optimized for downloading content, uploading video or transferring latency-sensitive voice or video applications. Our video surveillance solutions are proven from urban Palm Beach to remote Western Downs Australia.

You build the network you need, and can adjust it to meet performance requirements as needs change – whether that change comes in a New York minute or at Franky the tortoise’s pace.