• Natalie Kiddey

Where Wireless Trends are "Pointing"

The need to be connected is more important than ever, with employees working from home, children having virtual and/or blended learning, and family and friends staying in touch from afar. Point to Point and Point to Multipoint wireless connections are an affordable, efficient, and secure way to stay connected. We will dig deeper into how this works and can help you and your organization.

But what exactly is Point to Point wireless?

It is a seamless network design that can be implemented to connect two locations using one dedicated wireless link. These locations can be a short range apart, from just a few hundred feet or longer, to miles away.

And point to multipoint wireless?

This is a network structure mostly for outdoor wireless connections to several locations from one single central location. In this type of network, all remote locations do not connect to each other, but have a single connection towards the center of the network where one or more base stations are typically located.

How Point to Point/Point to MultiPoint Networks Come Into Play

Point to MultiPoint networks can be used in a multitude of scenarios, from enabling public and community wi-fi, connecting students to their teachers, campus environments, security surveillance, rural area wi-fi, and so much more. This network architecture is a cost effective and simple way to provide a wireless connection for secure internet access instead of traditional coax or wired solutions. This ensures a wider span of coverage and connection without the need of hundreds of access points.

Millimeter wave technology is one of the most secure and reliable examples of Point to Point technology. With millimeter wave technology, organizations can implement complete wireless Point-to-Point networks at fiber-like speeds. This allows for low latency connections to support capacities up to 20 GBps. Unlicensed and Licensed Microwave options are also very competitive options for Point to Point network providing connections up to miles away.

Reasons why Point to Point/Point to MultiPoint network design is superior to cellular connectivity and traditional wired internet:

  1. Fiber Like connectivity, without the physical fiber and wiring

  2. Reliability and low latency

  3. Increased security, enables higher levels of encryption and secure connection

  4. Efficient and affordable in remote and rural areas

  5. Immediate scalability, you can increase/decrease bandwidth as needed.

Interested to learn more? Read our Case Study on how we helped a city securely connect their security cameras.


Powernet is a recognized expert in custom designed wireless networks. If you’d like more information or have questions for our experts, please email us at info@powernetco.com.


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