Vectus Networks differs greatly from other internet Service providers (ISPs) in so many ways including, but not limited to the fact that we are owned and run locally, do not do contracts, and do not have band caps. However, it’s the technology we make use of that usually catches the attention of people the most. We are a wireless Internet service provider but with a mechanism that operates a bit different from that of other Internet Service Providers.

How do traditional ISPs work?

The vast majority of ISPs make use of wires and cables to provide their internet service from one point to another. Be it fiber optics cables, coaxial cables, or phone lines (dial-up or DSL), a lot of these service providers utilize a network of cables and wires to get internet service to their customers. Even though these connection methods are effective and dependable in some circumstances, there are also disadvantages.

These traditional connections methods using cables and wires can be really expensive. Just think of how much it would cost to set up and maintain a network that is made up of hundreds and thousands of miles of cables and wires. Imagine how much you’ll have to pay to obtain a permit, or the digging or even the cost of maintenance.

Also, providing service to a new area on time is extremely hard to achieve. If you need internet service at an event, then conventional ISPs might be ineffective and unreliable except if you are at a location with existing infrastructure. Moreover, the placement of the cables and wires has an impact on the speed of the data transmitted – the speed suffers greatly if the turns are too many.

Luckily, there are series of wireless Internet that complement these traditional ISPs, and in certain aspects better than them.

Benefits of Wireless Internet

There are quite a few different kinds of wireless Internet that circumvent the traditional methods of wires and cables and transmit Internet signals through the air. Compared with the conventional ISPs, wireless Internet service providers can build up their infrastructure in no time at all. This translates that wireless Internet can penetrate new areas faster than other traditional ISPs, as well as going to places the latter cannot go.

There is also a range of wireless Internet, and each serving specific needs. We shall touch on a few of the different kinds of wireless Internet, and the differentiating features.

Cellular Internet

This is becoming more and more fashionable, and it makes use of the same technology that powers cellphones to make wireless Internet available for customers- it is fantastic in so many ways. It is portable, and so making it a rather suitable option for a lot of people. Its XG LTE speed can reach as high 12Mbps, and sometimes it speeds way faster than that.

Even though its benefits are significantly great, the cellular Internet has a few limitations. Its coverage reaches just as far as the cell service goes, and obstacles such as buildings can weaken the signal. Just remember each time you check your phone and notice that the signal bars had dropped to one or two, that’s the how bad your connection could be sometimes. Besides, a lot of cellular services have a band cap. This means that there is a limitation to how much data you can use, so if you go over that data limit, it will get rather very costly in no time at all.

Fixed Wireless

Here at Vectus, we make use of a different kind of wireless Internet referred to as fixed wireless Internet. Through the use of towers and antennas coupled with microwave technology, we bring Internet services right into your place of business. With an express line of sight (LoS), excluding obstacles such as buildings or trees, we can deliver to you an Internet service with a speed far above that of satellite and cellular Internet. Its speed usually surpasses that of fiber optics lines as well.

  • For businesses, we provide a different option for Internet that is not dependent on existing infrastructure as data is transmitted through the air; and
  • For those who plan events, we can boldly say that we can deliver temporary Internet services to locations with otherwise no hope of Internet service including to spaces for events.