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How does VectaStar work?
VectaStar uses microwave point-to-multipoint technology (often abbreviated as Multipoint, P2MP, PTMP or PMP) to efficiently share backhaul resource between several cell sites.
What is multipoint microwave backhaul?
VectaStar's multipoint microwave creates a sector of coverage from a single access point which backhauls a number of remote terminals collocated at multiple sites.
Through aggregating bandwidth across all cell sites, VectaStar allows operators to deliver the optimum quality of service with outstanding efficiency – improving spectral efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership by up to 50%.
Sector coverage provides the flexibility to add new sites quickly by a single installation team, without a visit to the access point or the need of additional spectrum.
This allows for rapid network expansion at minimal costs and with no disruption to service or revenues.
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Multipoint - efficiency through sector traffic aggregation
By aggregating traffic, VectaStar can improve spectral efficiency by at least 40% when compared to point-to-point, providing the capacity for current needs and leaving headroom for future growth.
By sharing bandwidth across all sites in the sector, multipoint microwave allows the ‘troughs’ of one cell site’s demands to be filled by the ‘peaks’ of another. This reduces the total backhaul required and lowers associated costs.