Our Network is Up and Running When Others Are Down
Most metro wireless trading networks utilize standard millimeter wave, which runs in the 70-80GHz frequencies. We employ the AOptix ULL3000 across the vast majority of our metro networks. The ULL3000 is a patent protected radio that simulcasts the data across both millimeter wave (70-80GHz) and laser (193,356GHz). This dual frequency system obviates the latency penalty incurred when failing over to fiber, or worse, the sub-optimal data caused by jitter and lost packets. Anyone trading across a wireless network understands that weather need not fully diminish a signal for data to be lost.
Ultra-Low Latency with near 100% Availability
Simulcasting data across two distinct frequencies [millimeter wave and laser (free space optics)] with mutually exclusive attenuation properties, translates to networks that stay up in ALL INCLEMENT WEATHER. What takes the millimeter wave frequency down, does not affect the laser, and vice versa.
As you can see above, rain will fade millimeter wave signal, but the laser remains strong. On the other hand, fog will interfere with the laser, however the millimeter wave transmission remains intact. Thus the ULL3000 delivers fiber through the air across all micro-climates enabling our clients to be up and trading on their wireless connections while their competitors are down and failing over to fiber.
Near 100% Availability: Here’s How We Know
In early 2014, we commissioned a study to compare the ULL3000 to other wireless systems running standard millimeter wave. Across 165 million points of micro-data the team found that our network experienced only 2.4 total hours of downtime for the entire year, while competitor networks experienced between 888 to 2976 hours of downtime over the same timeframe. That means clients on those competing networks experienced between 1 to 4 MONTHS of not being able to trade over their wireless paths.
Anova’s Complete Network System
Deployed across our true shortest distance paths and terminated in our proprietary hardware, our network is impossible to beat.
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