Wi-Fi mesh network can easily provide a city-scale alternative to cabled, dial-up wireless point to point and wireless point to multipoint voice, data or video services. Wireless mesh infrastructures are decentralized, relatively inexpensive, very reliable, and resilient to interference.
Mesh networking eliminates the need for dedicated point-to-point backhaul to every node (i.e. a hub-and-spoke network architecture). Because the number of nodes that can be meshed is limited, dedicated transmission and backhaul connections are still needed to provide connectivity from nodes in the vicinity of the Wi-Fi meshes to the edge routing equipment and central office infrastructure. ADN also provides integrated point-to-multipoint and point-to-point backhaul.