Wireless Broadband Technology for Businesses
Engineered for High Performance Broadband
If you’re looking for more technical details on TeraGo’s Wireless Technology, you’ve come to the right section. This section provides IT professionals with an in-depth understanding of the technology behind Canada’s Leading Wireless Broadband provider. Learn more about our Wireless Technology, Network Architecture, Licensed Spectrum, Equipment as well as the implications of Security and Weather.
TeraGo delivers Wireless Broadband Services using Fixed Wireless, which is a technology completely different from Wi-Fi or cellular. Fixed Wireless uses directional, narrow beam, point-to-point (PTP) antennas and radios that guarantee network access is available only to the specific customer who owns the communications link. Each radio at a customer location has a corresponding radio at the provider’s hub site. In order to operate, these radios must be pointed directly at each other within the centre of the beam path with a clear, unobstructed line-of-sight. The physical configuration and the technology design guard the integrity of customer data. Fixed Wireless Broadband technology communicates over-the air using a non-standard protocol that is designed to maintain security and optimize network performance and availability. Each Wireless Equipment Manufacturer uses a proprietary, over the-air protocol that makes it very difficult for any device to intercept and interpret data transmitted over the wireless link or to alter the protocol.
The Network Architecture is specifically designed and engineered for high performance wireless broadband Internet Protocol (IP) traffic using a combination of Fixed Wireless Point-to-Point (PTP) and Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) configurations. The Network Architecture is completely independent from all other wireline and wireless networks, and supports symmetrical Internet and Ethernet speeds ranging from 1.5 Mbps to blistering speeds of over 100 Mbps. Each Metro Area Network (MAN) has dual Internet connections that eliminate any single point of failure in the network. The Network Architecture also has the bandwidth capacity always available to reroute traffic along with back-up power generation equipment for all hub sites.
TeraGo’s backbone network operates using Licensed Spectrum exclusive to TeraGo. This ensures that the backbone network is free from interference from other sources and operates at 99.999% Availability. TeraGo currently holds 76 Spectrum licenses in the 24 and 38 GHz Bands allowing TeraGo to reach 46 Canadian Markets, covering more than 900,000 businesses.
TeraGo works with World-Class Technology Partners to ensure our Wireless Broadband Services leverage the latest and greatest Wireless Technology Equipment available to our customers.
The uni-directional signal includes licensed backbone spectrums, Link ID, 24/7 network monitoring, MAC address recognition, proprietary RF modulation, 43 bit polynomial data scrambling, and data payload encryption. For more details on security, please download our Wireless Broadband Security White Paper.
We analyze the worst weather data recorded over the past 30 years to ensure our equipment is engineered and installed to withstand the worst weather conditions within a specific region. This includes rain, snow, fog, wind, and temperature. In fact, our equipment is tested and certified to operate in category 2 hurricane winds as well as at temperatures ranging from -40 to +50 degrees Celsius.