regional network operator Telabria has launched its wide area wireless broadband network after six months of intensive trials in
Targeted at both residential and business markets, the company’s Skylink service offers customers symmetric broadband speeds up to 10Mbit/sec, as well as voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephone service.
Telabria says that Skylink is the first network of its kind in the
The Skylink backbone of high-capacity fibre and licensed band microwave links encompasses over 1,300 square kilometres (850 square miles) making it one of the largest next-generation wireless broadband networks in
The initial roll out of Skylink includes the city of
Copper network based SDSL is range limited, with 2Mbit/sec services restricted to within just 1.6km (0.9 miles) of an exchange. Wi-MAX – the emerging standard for wireless networking – does not suffer from these limitations.
Skylink delivers a range of broadband packages from 1.5Mbit/sec to over 10Mbit/sec at distances up to 20km (12.5 miles) from the base station.