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What is a Point to Point Network?

Point To Point Networks

Point-to-point networks are used to connect two locations together via a private, dedicated line. This allows companies to transfer data between multiple buildings (for example) without the security risks of data being intercepted associated with a public internet connection.

The quality of service provided by a point-to-point network far exceeds that of a shared network – providing a faster, more reliable solution. This is why PTP networks are essential for any mission-critical applications.

Most commonly, businesses will use point to point networks for one of the following tasks:

  • Securely sharing files
  • Backing up data
  • VOIP and video conferencing
  • CCTV
  • Processing credit cards
  • And more
Point To Point Network Diagram

How Do Point To Point Networks Work?

Point to point networks use a microwave radio link to establish a connection between two locations.

Because microwave radio links are wireless, they are incredibly versatile. Which means they can:

  • Provide an ultrafast connection over many miles (or only a few metres) depending on your requirements
  • Provide a reliable connection for many decade (or just a few days) depending on your requirements

The network is quick to install (in as little as just 14 days), has uptimes exceeding 99.99%, isn’t adversely effected by weather and is ultra-low latency.

And because it’s a dedicated line, it has unlimited data allowance.

Alternative Fibre Connections

fibre ptp

Some PTP network providers will use a fibre leased line to link two buildings together. This will provide a fast, secure connection that’s similar to a microwave radio link in many ways.

However when compared to a microwave radio link, leased lines:

  • Cost a lot to install
  • Take a long time to install
  • Cannot be used on a temporary basis
  • Are susceptible to damage during fires, floods, roadworks etc.

Which is why most good providers in 2023 now use microwave radio links for point to point networks.

Need a PTP Network For Your Business?

If you’re looking for a reliable point to point network for your business, get in touch with our team today by clicking on the button below and requesting a call back

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A Few Questions To Help

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To help us deal with your enquiry quickly and efficiently please could you take a few minutes to answer the following questions.

To help you provide your answers please read the following notes

If it is an Internet connection you require, the property where the service will be installed must have a UK postcode

If you require services for a residential property, please be aware that we only provide residential grade wireless Internet services in the Essex area.

We do however provide business-grade services in residential properties across the UK. Please be advised the cost to provide this service exceeds the standard monthly costs for domestic internet connection and a suitable business level budget is required.

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