Microwave Data Rate: Up to about 1000 Mbps, Range: Line of sight
Microwave systems use a line of sight radio link to provide very high data rates between two fixed points. These systems are available in a variety of configurations and operating in a variety of radio bands. The systems are all generally configured to customized applications using off the shelf transmitter, receive modem and antenna components. Strengths: High data rate, Low operating cost. Limitations: Expensive installation, Requires licensing, May require large exterior antennas.