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Wireless Local Loop
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Wireless local loop (WLL) refers to a variety of technologies for connecting subscribers to the public-switched telephone network using wireless links, rather than copper wire. In many cases, the bandwidth is much higher than that possible in the copper loop. Wireless local loop is a practical solution for connecting subscribers in countries that do not have the wired infrastructure that is available in the United States. It is also practical in rural areas and new suburban areas as an alternative to laying cable.
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