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Stop laying fibre cables NZ, says Exalt
Wed, 26th May 2010
FYI, this story is more than a year old

The company's solutions are used by mobile operators wanting to back-haul their cell tower data as well as business customers connecting buildings across a city. They are also used as outdoor situations where long distance links are needed for mines in Australia.

Exalt claims that new wireless solutions can have lower latency than fibre, carry up to 2Gbps and cost as low as 5% of the cost per mile of laying fibre cables.

You can find out more about the company, which started in 2004 out of San Francisco, here.

At Telecommunications Review we don't claim to be experts on microwave wireless technologies versus laying fibre, but do you think the New Zealand government is too fixated by fibre at the expense of more cost effective wireless solutions?