Virtual Fiber is a term that describes wireless data transmission comparable in data throughput to optic fiber. The term was coined in El Salvador, Central America to describe a communications network service provided by Five Nines Communications, S.A. de C.V. Wireless data transmission is used for mobile telephony, mobile internet service, monitoring, and security applications to name a few.
Present applications for Virtual Fiber (or "Fibra Virtual" as it is known in Spanish) are being developed with Salvadoran governmental agencies in order to service educational centers that currently have no access to hard-wired Internet or telephone service. Virtual Fiber installations avoid the need to install expensive fiber or cabled networks in order to access areas not currently covered by existing networks and are a more efficient option to traditional wireless or hard-wired installations. Another advantage of Virtual Fiber is the fact that it can carry a vast array of signalling protocols within the electromagnetic spectrum and it is not limited by legacy issues.