Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP)


In thinly populated or remote regions, the economical provision of broadband Internet to villages or even individual businesses and households would be unthinkable without wireless technology. Wireless LAN solutions from LANCOM are the basis for a number of successful projects for alternative broadband provision. Typical applications include:

  • Bridging the “last mile” with WLAN point-to-point links (long-range backbone links)
  • P2P path extension with relay stations
  • Wireless distribution systems for end-customer connectivity
  • Wireless LAN Internet hotspots


LANCOM indoor and outdoor wireless LAN solutions are operating all over Europe on projects for the provision of broadband to rural areas. Applications range from the connection of individual businesses to the nearest Internet access node by wireless link, to the provision of Internet across entire islands, such as Formentera, and even to large-scale projects connecting 40,000 customers. Furthermore, providers all over Europe are operating wireless LAN hotspots based on LANCOM WLAN technology. LANCOM offers:

  • Outdoor access points (2.4 & 5 GHz) with IP66 protection rating, including the world’s first 802.11n outdoor access point
  • Indoor access points with the option of connecting outdoor antennas (2.4 & 5 GHz)
  • Wide selection of single- and dual-radio models
  • Broadband Fixed Wireless Access (BFWA) approval
  • Extensive range of antennas including dual-polarization directional antennas for 802.11n, sector and omni-directional antennas
  • Hotspot option for all access points, WLAN routers and WLAN controllers
  • Routers & gateways for network interworking