Internet service provider

Connecting the rural areas

Rural areas out of reach

Many ISP are expanding their networks in big cities, leaving out remote areas. Due to long distances between settlements, lower population densities and rougher terrain, ISP shy away from expanding. The potential profit is too low compared to the investment. 

Expanding at affordable costs

Excelling through its low capital and operational expenditures, WiBACK offers a technical solution to extend networks to such remote areas. With its radio relay technology, it routes broadband Internet from an existing infrastructure over several hundred kilometers.

High-quality network

Besides the low costs, WiBACK’s significant features consist of ease of deployment, operation, and maintenance. It enhances and cleverly orchestrates proven Internet protocols and components to form QoS-aware networks, allowing WiBACK to support triple-play service offerings. 

Sustainable technology

WiBACK is in keeping with sustainability. Its low-power components ensure small energy footprints as well as solar-powered operation. In addition, WiBACK possesses outstanding flexibility to grow and adapt along with changing requirements and needs.

Paving the way for future benefits

Cost-efficiently expand your customer base 

In the business world today, nothing works without the Internet: Video conferences, e-mails, home offices even trade fairs have shifted to the online world due to Corona. This makes the expansion of broadband Internet access all the more critical. Reliable and fast Internet connections are more in demand today than ever before. While many ISPs are already working on 5G networks in the big cities, rural regions remain mostly untouched by such developments. Their great distance from existing networks, as well as the rough terrain and sparse population, make them unattractive for ISPs. The cost of laying kilometers of cable or fiber through rugged terrain and convincing the customer of the benefits is higher than the gain in customers and revenue from the investment. In the process, a potential customer market is left untouched and excluded from future developments and expansions. 

This is the point where our WiBACK technology steps in and offers a cost-effective and efficient solution. 

Appetizing the customer base for more Internet services

Since WiBACK can be used for either short-time projects or long-term projects, it is ideal for whetting customers’ appetites for additional Internet services. Until sufficent customer inquiries are coming in or have been recorded to the point that cable connection is in demand, WiBACK bridges the necessary duration period and attracts attention. 

With data rates of 200 Mbit/s and low latencies similar to modern broadband Internet, WiBACK enables triple-play service offerings. It also connects to IoT devices, allows hosting websites, sharing files on clouds, and even watching videos on HD demands. For rural areas that have yet to experience the benefits of fast Internet and suffer from dead spots, WiBACK is more than capable of attracting attention and appetize them for future faster cable connections. 

Reaching difficult-to-connect areas by using WiBACK 

WiBACK significantly distinguishes itself from other technologies through its low investment and operating costs. As a wireless relay technology, it enables large distances to be covered quickly and independently of the terrain. Only a clear line of sight needs to be available for the connection to work. WiBACK offers a cost-effective solution for connecting rural regions to the grid and attracting new customers. 

Features of WiBACK

Compared to ultra-low-cost wireless mesh technology, WiBACK offers carrier-grade E2E services via transparent Layer 2 connectivity (Virtual Ethernet Wire) as well as fully automated configuration, self-management, and maintenance.

Network structure

Our approach mainly builds upon concatenated long-distance directional wireless links. By expanding the infrastructure with multiple edge nodes and user access points, ISPs can connect locations far away from existing networks. The nodes can be implemented up to 20 kilometers apart originating from an existing network’s stationary node or point of presence (POP) of a commercial service provider. Overall, a WiBACK network can cover a range of several hundred kilometers at data rates up to 200 Mbit/s (or higher using dedicated radio technologies) – all with low latencies similar to modern broadband Internet.

Minimal capital and operational expenditures

WiBACK strives to achieve a low OPEX/CAPEX-proposition to offer a cost-effective alternative to wired networks’ construction. By using commercial off-the-shelf hardware (typically IEEE 802.11 mass-market components) and modular construction, the acquisition costs are kept at a minimum. The auto-configuration and self-management capabilities of WiBACK and low energy consumption also assure low operational expenditures. In addition, we designed WiBACK to be implementable easily on poles, landmarks, or public buildings. It is unnecessary to build up a tower for the nodes, leading to reduced capital expenditures. 

Sustainable network

Sustainability is the trend of today, people are ever more frequently choosing to purchase products based on its sustainability qualities. WiBACK meets these desires by powering its nodes with solar energy, which is possible due to its energy-saving equipment and resulting small energy footprint. This eliminates the need for ISPs to have a stable power grid at each location, allowing flexible network planning. 

High reliability

WiBACK can form redundant topologies such as ‘rings’ and actively use them to increase the overall network capacity or provide backup connectivity in case of link or node failures. In this way, ISPs can maintain their customer satisfaction at ease. 

Successful in use and connecting remote areas

So far, WiBACK technology has been successfully deployed in various countries worldwide. It established itself as an effective solution to provide fast, wireless Internet to rural areas and municipalities. 

Flexible Deployments

As wireless Backhaul Technology, WiBACK enables ISPs to flexible extend their network to remote areas at low costs. Deployment scenarios range from “last-mile” service provisioning to wide-area coverage of hundreds of square kilometers. The ability to switch between a nomadic network into a permanent and vice versa opens many use-cases for ISPs. Thus, WiBACK can respond to many application cases with its incredible versatility.



A permanent WiBACK network provides a transport infrastructure and complements existing technology rather than replacing them. Figuratively speaking, you can see WiBACK as an wireless extension cable.



A short-term WiBACK network can be quickly and effectively set up and operated. Therefore, it enables communication at large-scale events, especially at remote locations or where connectivity is required for a short time only.



An ad-hoc WiBACK network allows you to build your network very quickly. You can flexibly change the nodes’ locations and move them to where they are needed for a certain period of time.


Connects where others see the limit


Due to its radio relay technology, WiBACK can route broadband Internet from an existing infrastructure over several hundred kilometers without significant quality degradation.

This flexibility allows WiBACK to quickly build networks that deliver capacity where it is actually needed.

The resulting low maintenance costs combined with the low energy consumption enable the construction of a WiBACK network almost anywhere.


Down below, we listed some of the frequently asked questions and answered them for you. If you still got open questions left, you can contact us here

  • Network dimensioning

    WiBACK provides site connectivity (Backhaul)

    • Users should/must be connected via WLAN/Ethernet/3GPP, etc.
    • At the last hop, one radio of a WiBACKnode, can act as WiFiAccess Point

    Typical actual link capacity is 100/200/400Mbps (20/40/80MHz, 2x2 MIMO)

    • This is sustained actual throughput under clear channel conditions over shorter distances
    • Typical per link latency is <2ms, typical per link packet loss < 0.1%
    • WiBACK nodes operate their radios in Point-to-Point mode with their peers in separate channels
      • One radio/antenna per peer required!!!

    Most services only require sporadic bandwidth bursts (web, mail, cloud, etc.)

    • Overbooking is a means to optimize the link utilization (typical 1…30, sometimes even more)
      • Unless constant bitrate flows are expected (i.e. HD video) !!!
    • WiBACK enforces end-to-end bandwidth limits & fair-use depending on actual load/overbooking and link conditions (resource isolation)
    • WiBACK monitors links and SLAs (MPLS LSPs) and reports QoSviolations

    Assuming a typical rural Data/Video/Voice bundle for a site (40M@10x,10M@3x, 1M@1x)

    • only about 8MB of actual bandwidth are required per site (40/10 + 10/3 + 1/1 8.33)!
      • Up to 10 sites can be connected with a 80 Mbps link 
  • Multiple Options Exist depending on Use Case and Budget

    WiBACK nodes can provide a simple WiFi AP

    • Integrated, no extra power needed
    • Limited management capabilities (WPA2 encryption)
    • Carefully consider location of node (one antenna back-haul, one for access)
      • Often Trade-off between suboptimal back-haul link (Line of Sight requirement) vs. access coverage
      • Long(er) antennas cables (extra loss) required if node is mounted outside, but AP antenna is inside

    OpenSource or Commercial WiFi AP or HotSpot Solution

    • Extensive Management
    • Roaming, Billing, etc.

    Ethernet Switches

    • Indoor Wiring for i.e Office Locations


    • Into each home via existing copper/coax wires

    GSM/UMTS/LTE Access

    • Extending/Complementing Operator Coverage
    • nanoBTS + OpenBSC + Asterisks or (Open)-EPC
    • Line-of-Sight to directly neighboring sites (max. 20 (30) km)
      • This might require a mast/pole or deployment on a roof-top
      • Mast/Pole must hold about 3 kg of weight (Node + Antennas) and must beable to support wind-load (depending on local wind conditions)
        • Consider lightning protection and ESD
    • Stable power supply. Typical consumption of repeater is 5…10W (2 radios), 7…15W (4 radios).
      • Primary-side consumption from typical power grid (i.e. 115/230V AC) is < 15/20 W
      • Use low-loss Ethernet CAT5 cable to minimize loss on wire
      • Alternative power sources such as Solar/Wind are possible
    • So far, 25km have been tested (mainly depending on max. EIRP limitations)
    • Rule of thumb: Longer distances yield reduced throughput
    • Use high quality antennas –especially for MIMO. Example: 25 dBicross-pol
    • Typically, WiBACKradios support up to 25…28 dBmTxPower
    • Depending on the antenna type and cable, this may yield up to 55 dBmEIRP !!!
    • License-exempt: 2.4 GHz and 5.x GHz,
    • Licensed: 700/900 MHz, 3.xGHz, 4.9GHz, etc. upon request
  • WiBACK supports

    • eight classes (Management, Voice, Video and Data, etc.)
    • capacity ‘overbooking’ and shapes / drops accordingly
    • Network / Slicing / Multi-Tenancy (Virtual Resource Domains)
      • Upon Request
    • WiBACKpermanently monitors its links and LSPs (End-to-End).
    • This information is available at the Controller node.
      • An SNMP Interface is under development.
    • Threshold-based events are triggered on underperforming links or LSPs