Since there are no cables running to the island, all connectivity is delivered through wireless means. The water reflection, tides, harsh weather, and other obstructions such as boats and trees can cause disruptions in the wireless stability on the island. The biggest issue is that during the summer months when the number of visitors surge, the island struggles to keep up with the increased demand and that poses a risk to the local systems.
By planning the solution from the ground up, Ceragon was able to offer a solution that was totally catered for the specific needs of the island. A permanent monopole was installed, and the new pole high was able to support better and more reliable point-to-point communications. Ceragon’s flagship IP-50E was utilized to upgrade the 1Gbps bandwidth the island started with to a multi-gigabit network, while using IP-20C radios to create additional bandwidth to ensure a failover solution to avoid disruptions.