September 30, 2016
Tyranny of Distance: MIMP Gets Remote Aussies Online with Microwave
In Australia, the federal government has had an ambitious plan to connect all citizens to a national broadband network (NBN). However, in some of the more remote parts of the country, of which there are more than a few, the incumbent provider, Telstra, cannot deliver that subscriber experience. This leaves it to alternative access providers to fill the gap.
One of these providers, Aviat partner MIMP Connecting Solutions, decided to use Aviat Networks microwave solutions to reach remote customers beyond the NBN fiber footprint. This is important as many vulnerable subscribers need to be connected to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals for help. Literally, this can be a matter of life or death.
In reality, the more routine day-to-day requirements of using wifi to be able to make a phone call, play videos and stream music remain priorities, too. Microwave radio provides an affordable method to extend the benefits of the wireless broadband internet into the bush, according to Allan Aitchison, MIMP telecommunications expert.
In this YouTube video, Aitchison describes how MIMP uses Aviat microwave networking technology to put remote customers online, which wireline incumbents cannot do even with fiber. In the end, MIMP customers save money and make their lives safer.