Although our team was working on minimal information, their many years of experience installing MiPlayers across the globe in the most remote and harshest locations had equipped them with the professional experience to know how best to approach this project.
They collaborated with Purdicom, our long-time distributor, to choose products best suited for difficult terrain across long and short distances, and which could also withstand volatile weather and deliver reliable connectivity.
They discovered that to create a link from one side of the village to the other, we would require Ruckus P300 Outdoor P2P bridges, 7 x access points and a Zone Director 1200, with additional switches, and the star of the show – the MiPlayer.
The P300s were new additions to our toolbelt; assembly was quick, making them ideal for urgent travel. The ruggedized design ensures they operate in harsh outdoor conditions.
Arriving safely in Tatopani in early November, the team got to work on surveying the area and agreeing where best to situate the point-to-point links.
Tatopani has a population of around 3,000 people spread across the river and in the surrounding mountains. To make sure the connection was stable, the team designated a building on one side of the village that would have line of sight to its partner across the river at a distance of 5km.
Negotiations allowed the team to install the point-to-point links on two buildings without problems, despite the issues surrounding the village’s unconventional electricity supply.
Yet, despite all odds, initial testing revealed an interference-free signal that produced best-in-class wireless backhaul performance.