Wired to wireless: Journey to the future of broadband

Wireless is the Future and Wired Broadband is history.

The chances of wireless replacing traditional wired broadband are very high because of the immense benefits that wireless connectivity brings to you as the customer. Broadband became popular because of its capability to offer high access speeds to us. You’ll be able to understand the journey of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) once you know more about the types of broadband and how it has been evolving over the course of time.

4 Types of Broadband

You can choose from four different forms of broadband – DSL, cable, satellite and fiber-optic.

DSL is the acronym for digital subscriber line and this is how wired broadband first came into being. It uses the telephone lines for broadband connectivity. The speeds vary with the proximity of your home to the switching network.

Broadband through cable uses the cable network of the cable TV service in your locality. The speed is dependent on the number of users at any given point of time, who are connected along with you. This is because as a user, you share the connection bandwidth. It is similar to people using the road system. You know what happens during peak hour traffic.  Moreover with the local cable operator and their wires dangling from every building to tree top, there is always the chance of you losing your connectivity due to a loose contact from a sudden gust of wind. This gets worse during the monsoons and you may face outage ever so frequently. Cutting of cables due to various reasons is something that we have all heard from our cable/broadband operator, haven’t we?

Fiber-optic broadband is by far the best connection possible for you, as it can operate at high speeds. However, laying the fiber-optic cable to cover an entire country is a slow and expensive process.

Satellite broadband is just another replacement for dial-up connection and hence is not much better than dial-up. However, it is useful in remote areas.

Wireless is the new Norm

Wireless broadband service is one where the service uses no cables or wires. You are perhaps familiar with these systems if you are using Wi-Fi at home or a data plan on your mobile. In case of mobile phones, you can further use the mobile as a hot spot device and connect other devices at home or anywhere else to it. Similarly, if you have a home broadband connection, you can use that to provide Wi-Fi connectivity to other devices at home by adding a wireless transceiver and a router.

With advancement in technology, wireless connectivity has increased in leaps and bounds. From 2G to 4G, the speeds have gone up and we are in for a quantum leap in speeds with the launch of 5G services before the end of 2020. Now imagine a scenario where you get better speed at home for your WiFi. Tikona Broadband makes this possible. Placing a transceiver at the building to receive the signal ensures that you get uninterrupted internet service. The wireless connectivity ensures that no external influences like cutting of cables affect your internet experience.

Thus, it is almost certain that post 2020, wired broadband may become history and wireless will become the new buzz word simply because of the sheer versatility of the service.

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