2 thoughts on “Why is GigaBeam-ing?”

  1. Given the very long and complicated purchasing cycles of these kinds of customers I’d be very suspicious of these claims. It is very difficult to get education and government buyers to try new technologies…they are never early adopters.

  2. This technology is not new at all. The basic technology is known as milimeter wave wireless and has been in common use for about five years. The only thing different about Gigabeam is that they are using a specific milimeter wave band that has better oxygen absorption characteristics than most and as such can give you a significant range improvement. This is a great technology if you want short links (< 1 mile) and have no pre-existing conduit to lay fiber. In some environments FSO (lasers) is better, in others milimeter wave.

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