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Leased Line Replacement

Deploying Point-to-Point Wireless Bridges to
Replace T1, T3 and OC-3 to OC-24 Leased Telco Circuits

Connect802 is a certified reseller for Gigabit Wireless Ethernet Point-to-Point Bridge Radios - when you need to buy a wireless backhaul infrastructure, last mile wireless broadband extension or leased-line replacement solution you can count on Connect802's consulting, design, sales and installation expertise and experience!

Authorized BridgeWave Wireless Reseller
Authorized Exalt Communications Reseller

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Pay Once
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You May Be Able To:
1) Lower your monthly recurring telephone circuit charges
2) Completely offset the cost of a Connect802 system with your monthly savings
3) Optimize the utilization of the telephone services you currently lease

The Leased Line Replacement Business Model

  • OC3, OC12, OC24, OC48, OC96, OC192
Multiple Point-to-Point Connections Creating a Hub-and-Spoke Architecture From a Central Building
Connect802 Provides Nationwide Design, Consulting and Installation Services For Your Leased Line Replacement Implementation
Find out more information about point-to-point high speed (100/1000 Mbps) bridges to extend you LAN between buildings and sites up to 25 miles apart. Connect802 can help you avoid trenching fiber optic cable by implementing wireless Ethernet bridges.

Connect802 will help solve the wireless data system puzzle!

The Leased Line Replacement Value Proposition

Why you will choose a to replace a leased telephone circuit with a point-to-point wireless bridge

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

Above, Company A, B and C share the resources of the MPLS cloud. Each company perceives a direct connection to all of their separate locations.

Leased Phone Line Replacement

How you will decide that Connect802 provides the best point-to-point wireless Ethernet and TDM bridge solution:

Connect802 is your one-stop-shop for point-to-point microwave radio systems. We provide solutions that operate in many frequencies, some license-exempt and others licensed. We can provide you with reliable, secure connectivity when and where you need it - even in the most challenging environments!

Connect802 is an authorized BridgeWave Communications reseller and an authorized Exalt Communications reseller. As an authorized dealer for BridgeWave and Exalt radio equipment our sales and engineering team is educated and experienced in the details of wireless bridge consulting, design, specification and installation. Connect802 is your wireless bridge design consulting source!

As an authorized BridgeWave dealer and installer, Connect802 makes available millimeter wave 60 GHz license-exempt and 80 GHz light-licensed Gigabit Ethernet bridge equipment for links up to roughly 2 miles. As an authorized Exalt dealer and installer, Connect802 makes available license-exempt and licensed radio equipment in the 5 GHz, 11 GHz, 18 GHz, 24 GHz and 32 GHz frequency bands for links of up to 25 miles or more.

Our field engineering team provides full installation and operational support including antenna alignment services, wireless point-to-point bridge design, engineering and troubleshooting as well as being able to bring RF spectrum analysis for wireless bridge links to your project.

Connect802 can provide design, consulting and physical site assessment (including RF spectrum analysis) for the implementation of long-range wireless bridges and carrier-grade backhaul microwave radio to connect buildings 100 feet apart, 5 miles apart or 25 miles apart.

When you need to buy a wireless bridge (or a wireless repeater) you're faced with choices that range from consumer-grade wireless access point bridges (often 802.11n wireless access points operating in "bridge mode") to sophisticated, high-speed point-to-point licensed and license-exempt bridge equipment. A wireless Ethernet bridge implementation can be straightforward or it may require point-to-point consulting, design and engineering services. There is an entire spectrum (pun intended) of options for microwave high-capacity backhaul Broadband connectivity from which to choose:

  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Ethernet Bridges (using Wi-Fi access points in Bridge Mode)
  • 2.4 GHz Dedicated Point-to-Point Bridging Equipment (often implemented as an 802.11n bridge pair)
  • 5.1 GHz/5.2 GHz, 5.3 GHz, 5.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz Unlicensed Point-to-Point Ethernet Bridges (often implemented as an 802.11n bridge pair in the 24 20 MHz U-NII bands)
  • 4.9 GHz (Public Safety Only)
  • 5 GHz License-exempt Ethernet and TDM Bridges
  • 6 GHz Licensed Microwave PtP Bridges
  • 11 GHz Licensed Microwave PtP Bridges
  • 18 GHz Licensed Microwave PtP Bridges
  • 23 GHz Licensed Microwave PtP Bridges
  • 24 GHz Digital Electronic Message Service (DEMS)
  • 28 GHz, 29 GHz and 31 GHz Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS)
  • 38 GHz Licensed Microwave PtP Bridges
  • 42 GHz Licensed Microwave PtP Bridges
  • 60 GHz Unlicensed PtP Bridges
  • 80 GHz Licensed Microwave PtP Bridges (millimeter wave radio)
  • 92 GHz to 95 GHz Licensed Millimeter Wave radio

Where you will see the greatest value with Connect802 as your wireless bridge provider:
When you are ready to buy a wireless Ethernet bridge or lease line replacement solution:
Connect802 is an authorized equipment and software reseller.
Wireless Point-to-Point and Point-to-MultiPoint
Equipment Details

Saving Money Through Leased-Line Replacement

Connection Type
Typical Monthly Cost
T1 Leased Line (1.544 Mbps)   $200.00 to $300.00
T3 Leased Line (45 Mbps)   $3,000.00 to $12,000
Fiber Data Connection (3 Mbps)   $600.00 to $800.00
Fiber Data Connection (8 Mbps)   $800.00 to $1000.00
OC3 Fiber (150 Mbps)   $5000.00 to $9000.00




At Connect802 - We've Got You Covered!

Targeted Discussion and Specifications For Wireless Point-to-Point Bridging and Wireless Leased Line Replacement

You'll find numerous Web references and discussion related to high speed and Gigabit Ethernet wireless point-to-point bridging and wireless leased line replacement. Below are some targeted discussions to provide you with additional perspective on how wireless bridging and leased line replacement solutions can be implemented to meet your requirements.

Wireless Broadband and Leased-Line Replacement

Due to competitive market pressures, businesses are increasingly looking to IT departments, to improve productivity and control costs. Businesses are recognizing the many advantages of utilizing high-capacity wireless links to replace fiber or aging copper-based leased lines, both in terms of cost and network performance.

On the cost side, GigE wireless links provide a rapid return-on-investment, relative to the costs of leasing high-speed circuits. A GigE wireless link can provide fiber-like speeds and latency, for a one-time expenditure of about two-thirds of the annual cost of leasing an equivalent fiber-based service. Wireless GigE links also eliminate the initial installation costs for fiber services that may be needed in many cases when new fiber runs need to be constructed.

In addition to the significant savings, gigabit wireless links also provide increased capacity and a ‘future-proof’ network. Transmission rates provided by these gigabit wireless links mean that the backbone will remain free of bottlenecks as application capacity needs grow. These millimeter wave GigE wireless links provide full-rate, non-blocked gigabit throughput speeds with latency comparable to that of an Ethernet switch, yielding a fiber-equivalent backbone link that is perfect for transporting real-time applications such as video and VoIP.

Regardless of your deployment area — whether it is urban, suburban, or rural — broadband wireless Internet access (BWIA) solutions and wireless backhaul extensions are by far the most cost effective and fastest ways to reach the most possible customers. One important consideration for any ISP or WISP is how to deliver the bandwidth to each base station. Building a network infrastructure using traditional copper cable or fiber network connections can take a lot of time and can be prohibitively expensive. The preferred method for building your network is with high-capacity wireless point-to-point links or wireless backhaul.

Compared to the leased-line world of wired copper and optic fiber infrastructure - Wireless ISP networks enjoy many advantages:

  • Quick and easy deployment, fast ROI.
  • You own the infrastructure. Replace your leased access lines with wireless backhaul to eliminate recurring costs to the phone company. Legacy systems often prohibit modern IP services.
  • Low equipment costs. Base station construction cost is minimal when compared to long range wired facilities costs. Expensive trenching for fiber installation and repair can be avoided.
  • License-exempt spectrum is free. There are no recurring costs to the FCC.
  • Low cost to add subscribers Once you have deployed a base station, customer acquisition cost is very low. Fiber or copper leased lines are not readily available everywhere; you have to be in a market served by fiber carriers.
  • It's Fast. While DSL and Cable modem subscribers are limited to slow download speeds — broadband wireless access (BWA) solutions can provide significant speed improvements.
  • Flexible Networks — given the ease of deployment, BWA networks are equally easy to change and modify as your business requirements change.

ISP and WISP Applications

  • Residential High-speed Wireless Broadband Services
  • Business-class Ethernet Services
  • Infrastructure Extensions for Traditional ISPs
  • Last-mile Wireless access
  • Wi-Fi Network Backhaul Services
  • Bandwidth Upgrades for Existing Networks
  • Voice-over-IP & Video-over-IP
  • Campus Internet Access
  • Cellular/mobile backhaul - 2G/3G/4G
  • Replace leased line - E1/T1/T3/OC-3
  • Internet access services for Wireless ISP (WISP)
  • Last mile extension for traditional wireline ISP
  • Municipal wireless networks bandwidth upgrades
  • Public Wi-Fi hotspots backhaul
  • Public safety network redundancy
  • Long-range LAN extension
  • Campus network expansion
  • Homeland Security (ports and airports)
  • IP video surveillance security systems
  • Wireless WAN/LAN outdoor networks

Exalt Communications DEMS and LDMS Equipment

Exalt Communications ExtremeAir, ExploreAir, and ExtendAir microwave backhaul systems, the Exalt Air Series, support non-traditional licensed microwave frequencies including 24 GHz DEMS (Digital Electronic Message Service); the LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution Service) bands of 28, 29, and 31 GHz; and 42 GHz. The expanded band coverage offers mobile operators and other spectrum holders the ability to leverage a much wider array of spectrum for packet-based mobile backhaul in environments where customary bands are becoming saturated and in which the number of cell sites is poised to explode with the widespread deployment of LTE microcells and picocells.

For organizations with access to spectrum, deployment is a simple as choosing the right Exalt all-outdoor system for the application. For those without current access, spectrum may be licensed from existing license holders. Additionally, as regulatory authorities such as the FCC in the United States and Ofcom in the UK release new bands of spectrum for licensing, Exalt will quickly support these emerging bands to give operators and backhaul service providers even more flexibility in deploying microwave backhaul systems

From Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

MPLS was originally proposed by a group of engineers from Ipsilon Networks, but their "IP Switching" technology, which was defined only to work over ATM, did not achieve market dominance. Cisco Systems, Inc., introduced a related proposal, not restricted to ATM transmission, called "Tag Switching". It was a Cisco proprietary proposal, and was renamed "Label Switching". It was handed over to the IETF for open standardization. The IETF work involved proposals from other vendors, and development of a consensus protocol that combined features from several vendors' work.

One original motivation was to allow the creation of simple high-speed switches, since for a significant length of time it was impossible to forward IP packets entirely in hardware. However, advances in VLSI have made such devices possible. Therefore the advantages of MPLS primarily revolve around the ability to support multiple service models and perform traffic management. MPLS also offers a robust recovery framework that goes beyond the simple protection rings of synchronous optical networking (SONET/SDH).