Providers, seeking to cover a larger number of subscribers, often offer a whole range of additional services. In combination with ensuring reliable and uninterrupted operation of networks, this gives its result. In this article, we will briefly describe some of the trends in the development of WISPs, the introduction of which has recently become a characteristic feature of the service provider.
Many of them were presented at the WISPAMERICA-2021 exhibition held in Texas. The event drew twice as large an audience as expected. Visitors were able to get acquainted with the latest developments in provider marketing, technological innovations such as modern network infrastructure and the latest models of wireless transport solutions, etc. Attention was also paid to developments in the field of unification of communications, the ability of ISP to provide services based on the use of artificial intelligence, voice services using VoIP, etc.Key innovations from WISP
The wide range of products and services that an average WISP can now offer makes it an important player in the economic and social life of society, especially in remote and hard-to-reach areas of the country. Many of the innovations being introduced become simply vital for us.Software evolution
The work of engineers and programmers is aimed at the continuous development and improvement of the capabilities of the provider's business system and network infrastructure. Data processing algorithms, multiplexing, information transmission - all these significantly improve its working capabilities, increasing the efficiency of wireless networks. With the help of innovations in the software part of the equipment, it is possible to double the volume of passing traffic without any intervention in the hardware on the ground.
The priority areas for development here are the concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). They find different areas for their application, benefiting both the WISP administration and ordinary Internet users. AI and ML are actively involved in the growing Internet of Things (IoT), which allows you to collect and process large amounts of data without human intervention.
In addition, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are used in the field of programming the WISP radio access network in terms of automatic configuration and route optimization for voice services. So these software development concepts are already saving a lot of time for the WISP staff to set up networks.Development of IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) mentioned above is now one of the most rapidly developing areas. Recently, a huge mass of things and gadgets have appeared on the market that require a network connection. Sometimes it is quite difficult in terms of organization and throughput of equipment, especially in remote or isolated areas, rural areas. It is the wireless routes that WISPs build that can ensure the normal functioning of digital agriculture. The correct operation of networks, without any serious failures, becomes simply extremely important here.Fiber to the Home
Despite the very principle of wireless data transmission, WISPs have found a great way to improve their transport infrastructure with the help of optical fiber. The usual payback period for equipment for providers is approximately 18 months. And the useful life of platforms for data transmission over the air is in the range of 3-5 years. At the same time, fiber optic cable has a service life of approximately 30 years.
Therefore, many WISPs have chosen to combine the two principles of information transfer when building their networks. This allows them to significantly increase their income and also save time on the repair and maintenance of existing transport lines. In addition, WISPs often operate in rural areas, so they do not have the problem of accessing fiber optics to customers' homes, as is the case in dense urban areas.Using business intelligence
An increasing number of WISPs, when organizing and managing their activities, use software with ample opportunities to build analytical reports. Such systems process large amounts of data, collecting them from all areas of the business operations of providers.
The use of business intelligence (BI) provides opportunities for effective management and allows you to strengthen the "weaknesses" of the company. By analyzing structured and unstructured information based on BI reports, managers can build the right strategy for the development of WISP.Summary
Wireless providers are a constantly growing and evolving part of the country's telecommunications system. WISPs have an important role to play in providing access to digital services to users in remote and hard-to-reach geographic locations.
The above-described and other innovative WISPs initiatives keep rural and outback areas attractive as a place to start a new business
. Thanks to the rapid development of telecommunication technologies, even a small town has a chance to become a place for the organization and rapid development of new start-ups and the location of large industries and headquarters of various companies.