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The Effect of Low Quality Antennas on Network Backhaul

Nicolas Villeroy June 3, 2016
TAGS : ANTENNA
This paper describes the effects of numerous quality variables on the performance of a microwave antenna, and provides insight into the long-term consequences of using a low-cost/ poor quality antenna.

In today’s world, people often overlook the details that allow us to take advantage of the technology presented to us.  For instance, the antenna is usually taken for granted, yet this passive component is vital to the success of your entire network.  This paper describes the effects of numerous quality variables on the performance of a microwave antenna, and provides insight into the long-term consequences of using a low-cost/ poor quality antenna.  Additionally, it demonstrates the effect of operators’ preference for low-cost antennas without considering the possible detriments to their quality of service.  Various suppliers offer low-quality antennas at reduced prices that can backfire on performance, ultimately weakening your network and business. 

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