Backhaul Links: Mission-critical Pt to Pt

Backhaul links bring the internet connection to a remote location, where the internet signal is distributed by a Wireless Internet Services Provider (WISP).  A backhaul link is a mission-critical point-to-point link by WiFi bridge:  The link is make with two high-end WiFi bridges, pointed toward each other.  The bridge consists of a parabolic dish antenna connected to a bridge radio by an RP-SMA extension cable.  Ubiquiti’s Rocket and RocketDish combination is an example.

According to the hierarchical networks of telecommunications in relation to backhaul point to point links, the network portion comprises the links which are immediate between the backbone network or the network core and the sub networks which are small.

Normally in contracts dealing with such networks, backhaul acts as an obligation in carrying packets to and from the network which is global. In this case, according to a business which is non-technical backhaul is defined as the commercial provider of wholesale bandwidth who offers services which are quality that guarantees the retailer. This normally appears in trade literature in relation to telecommunications, where the connection of backhaul is defined to be not technical but by who manages and operates it, and also who is responsible for the legal connection.

In these two definitions, that is both commercial and technical; backhaul may be generally referred to a kind of a network that communicates with the internet which is global, paid at the access rates of commercial wholesale.

Cell phones which normally communicate with a cell tower which is single, constitutes a sub network which is single. The connection between the rest of the world and the cell tower begins with the link of backhaul in order to core the network of internet service providers. Backhaul can be used in description of the entire part of a network which is wired, though some of the networks have got wireless instead of backhaul which is wired, in part or whole, one of the good example is the use of a network mesh and the bands of a microwave and the network topologies edge that can use wireless channels of high capacity to get the links of fibre.

Mesh networks for backhauls:  In this kind of a network, as there is an increase in rates of data, the range of wireless network coverage is usually reduced hence there is rise in the cost of investment for infrastructure with the points of access to cover the areas of service. Mesh networks are always enablers which are unique and also can reduce this kind of cost because of the architecture which is flexible.

With this kind of networking, the points of access are wirelessly connected. Since a mesh always requires no costly constructions of cables for its network which is backhaul, there is reduction in the total cost of investment.