Ireland will be the first country to deploy ‘wireless-to-the-x (WTTx)’ technology thanks to a strategic partnership between Huawei and Imagine Communications.
WTTx seems to be Huawei’s term for what is more generally known as fixed wireless – i.e.
using wireless technology to deliver broadband connectivity to buildings.
The main reason for using wireless instead of copper or, ideally, fibre, is the expense and hassle of laying fibre all the way to the home.
Now that wireless bandwidths are catching up with even fibre, fixed wireless has become an increasingly viable option for conventional broadband connectivity.
Imagine will use Huawei’s WTTx solution to deliver 200+ Mbps across Ireland apparently, amid lots of loft talk about rural connectivity, removing the digital divide, etc.