Whether you are an entrepreneur interested in gradually rolling out a business with recurring monthly revenues, or a Fortune 500 company with plans to offer nation-wide internet access, Solectek can provide both the experience and products to ensure your success.
Since the mid 1990’s the Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) market has grown from a cottage industry to a major provider of broadband services, including high speed data access and telephone service. Solectek’s wireless equipment has successfully been deployed in both point-to-point (PtP) and point-to-multipoint (PtMP) environments around the world. Our advanced turn-key systems provide operators with not only a reliable product and service for their customers but also a reliable revenue stream to grow the WISP operator’s business year after year. Solectek currently offers radios for high speed and secure WISP backhaul links and is developing next generation WISP subscriber units.
Broadband as a utility
Frankly, customers that need broadband service generally don’t care how it is delivered, anymore than they care what type of transformers or wires their electric company uses to deliver their electricity. What they do care about is obtaining qualityservice, reliability and competitive pricing. Fixed broadband wireless backhauls by Solectek can deliver industry leading broadband speeds reliably and securely.
Traditionally, WISPs have deployed wireless networks in the license free spectrum such as 2.4GHz, 5.3GHz and 5.8GHz. Basically, anyone with the entrepreneurial spirit, a relatively small amount of cash and a few radios can launch their own wireless internet service and start collecting monthly subscription revenues. That is happening everyday around the globe, and this successful business model has now caught the attention of some major corporations. Large telecommunications and media companies have either expressed interest in the WISP market or have already launched services. The introduction of low cost subscriber units and WiMAX-standard equipment is igniting a race by WISPs to cover much of the world with wireless broadband access. In many cases, those who get there first will win the race and secure customers for years to come. And Solectek can help.
How to become a WISP
The WISP business model can range from nothing more than a wireless WiFi hotspot at the local coffee shop, to serving a downtown area, and all the way to blanketing an entire city with internet access. Many WISPs have been launched with one access point (AP) and a dozen or so neighbors, then step-by-step have grown to cover many square miles of homes and businesses. For those interested in the unlicensed arena, spectrum is absolutely free. It is simply a matter of aligning with the right manufacturer of equipment a company that has been around a long time and isn’t going anywhere.
That’s where Solectek comes in.
Solectek has been in the wireless business since 1989. Why is this decision of equipment vendor so important? Because once you decide on the brand of backhauls, wireless access points and subscriber units you will want to expand that network as your business grows, and probably will not switch to another brand unless there are very compelling business or technology reasons. So before purchasing your first backhaul, access point or subscriber units, consider how long the company has been in business, as the success of your business and the satisfaction of your customers will depend on your decision. Solectek is here to help and is here to stay. And depending on where you are located, we can walk you through the decision process of selecting the backhauls for either unlicensed or licensed spectrum. We can also point you in the direction of other experts and authorized Solectek distributors.