There are numerous practical applications for wireless point-to-(multi)point backhaul, including surveillance, access control, building-to-building interconnection, rural Wi-Fi / ISP. The application space for this is growing, especially for the demand of very high (>>1 Gbps) bandwidth over very short distances. The rules for deploying complex wireless backhaul solutions are similar yet distinct from the design rules for conventional Wi-Fi, creating a specialty in wireless backhaul design.
There are numerous design considerations for doing point-to-(multi)point wireless backhaul, starting with what frequencies you use (e.g. unlicensed, semi-licensed, licensed, mm-wave), as well as antenna selection, channel and transmit power planning, along with mounting considerations. These decisions are based on the technical requirements (distances and environmental conditions) and constraints (budgets, trees/buildings in the RF path, etc.)
This talk will review the basic design considerations, and discuss which technologies are appropriate for which types of applications. key design considerations, emerging technologies (e.g 60 GHz) and applications for point-to-(multi)point backhaul design.
This talk is intended to follow the proposed additions to the CWDP for including a dedicated chapter on wireless backhaul design.
Jason D. Hintersteiner, CWNE #171, CWNT is an expert in the small-to-medium business (SMB) Wi-Fi market, possessing a unique perspective on the industry by having worked in engineering and marketing roles for both wireless internet service providers and access point equipment vendors. Over the past decade, Mr. Hintersteiner has been a principal network architect and analyst for several hundred wired, Wi-Fi, and point-to-multipoint wireless networks, spanning multiple verticals including hospitality, student housing, assisted living, residential apartments, wireless surveillance, religious non-profit, education, warehouses, factories, commercial offices, and retail. Mr. Hintersteiner has also taught dozens of vendor-specific training courses. Additionally, Mr. Hintersteiner has served as an expert witness in legal cases involving network forensic analysis and patent litigation. Mr. Hintersteiner is currently the Director of Business Development at LigoWave, a Wi-Fi equipment manufacturer specializing in Point-to-(Multi)Point wireless backhaul, as well as indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi applications.