Five reasons why you need to include MikroTik’s LHG in your WISP toolbox
WISPs are all too familiar with noise and interference in their outdoor wireless networks and how this can affect performance across their entire network. Adding to this, you have to consider the physical installation site as well in terms of space and environment. Having access to the right products allows WISP for agile, robust, and cost-effective solutions in any environment.
MikroTik’s LHG (Light Head Grid) series is a compact and lightweight wireless device that is designed specifically for Wireless Internet Services Providers to provide solutions in virtually any environment.
Here are 5 reasons why you should include MikroTik’s LHG solutions in your wireless toolbox:
- Variety of products:
The LHG series provides solutions that operate on the 2.4GHz, 5GHz as well as 60GHz frequency. For long-range Point-to-Point applications for rural or remote locations, the 2.4GHz frequency fits perfectly as the lower frequency provides for greater propagation distances while maintaining decent throughput. For shorter ranges and higher capacity in Point-to-Multipoint applications, the 5GHz ac LHG offers the best price/performance solution for Service Providers. The 60GHz solution offers up to 2Gbps of throughput for ranges of up to 1500m in Point-to-Point applications. The versatility of the LHG 60GHz allows for up to eight of these devices to an access point such as MikroTik’s wAP60G in a Point-to-Multipoint application.
- High Antenna Gains:
The MikroTik’s LHG series offers antenna gains ranging from 17dBi to 27dBi. Higher antenna gains mean that you have better receive signal strengths in your applications and as all WISP operators know, your wireless network is only as strong as your weakest link. By increasing the Receive Signal Strengths means that you can transmit and receive at higher modulation rates offering better performance and increased link quality.
- Proprietary Nv2 TDMA protocol:
MikroTik’s proprietary Nv2 protocol is designed for outdoor wireless networks and by operating on the Time Divisional Multiple Access principles, eliminates the hidden node problem created by Carrier Sense Multiple Access. The access point divides the communication between connected stations in time slots controlling the transmission and receiving of data to and from stations, minimizing possible collisions and self-interference.
- Perforated antenna design:
The perforated antenna design makes the LHG series one of the best fits for physical environments with high wind load scenarios. For example, installing a solid dish antenna in a windy environment in Blouberg, Cape Town would mean continuous site visits to either replace the equipment or a more costly solution for stronger installation. By opting for the LHG series with its perforated antenna design, allows for wind to freely pass through the antenna without affecting the performance of the device.
- Cost Efficiency:
The MikroTik LHG series is some of the most cost-efficient solutions for Point to Point and Point to Multipoint outdoor wireless applications on the market. The cost/performance does make the LHG series a tool that any WISP needs to seriously consider for their next solution.
If you would like to know more about MikroTik’s LHG solution, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.