In conclusion, with a link budget, antenna data-sheets to determine available MCS levels based on power and received signal level, and “ideal” conditions we can predict data-throughput for a wireless link. That begs the next question, “how about the real world?” That requires discussion of fade margin, Fresnel zones and noise floor/interference.
This chapter has provided everything you need to effectively calculate what equipment you need to provide a given level of bandwidth over a distance. Combined with the radio fundamentals from earlier chapters, you should be able to confidently predict whether or not a link or desired service level is technically possible in ideal conditions. The next chapter deals with non-ideal conditions!« Chapter 3: Combining MCS and Link Budget Up To Contents Chapter 4: Introduction - Non-Ideal Conditions »
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