Microwave communication is the transmission of signals via radio using a series of microwave towers.
Microwave communication is known as a form of “line of sight” communication, because there must be nothing obstructing the transmission of data between these towers for signals to be properly sent and received. Mitsol does however make use of “near line of sight” (nLos) and “non line of sight” (NLOS) equipment.
The technology used for microwave communication was developed in the early 1940′s by Western Union. The first microwave message was sent in 1945 from towers located in New York and Philadelphia.
Following this successful attempt, microwave communication became the most commonly used data transmission method for telecommunications service providers.