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Deploying License-Free Wireless Wide-Area Networks by Jack Unger

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Cellular Architecture

When point-to-multipoint networks are connected to the same backbone network and designed to allow the same frequencies to be re-used in different areas, the result is a cellular network. The backbone network might be either wired or wireless. Figure 3-4 shows a diagram of a cellular network that includes three point-to-multipoint networks.

Figure 3-4. Cellular Architecture

Advantages of Cellular Architecture

The advantages of using a cellular architecture are as follows:

  • Expands the geographical coverage area

  • Increases the network capacity

  • Leverages the use of network resources

  • Provides redundant end user coverage

  • Allows roaming ...

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