[funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

Alexander Harrowell a.harrowell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 09:44:11 UTC 2007

On 3/14/07, Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote:
> Current wireless technologies have no problem with the rural aspect, just
> the hills and foliage.  Get on a tall enough tower in a remote enough area,
> you can have quite a range on your wireless coverage.  I'm not sure of the
> cost of a cell tower setup, but the cost outfitting a tower for WISP use on
> 3 bands is under $10k.
> --Mike

Currently, the cost of a typical cellular Node-B is around 10k in
sterling. Plus you have various infrastructure elements that don't
exist in 802.world, RNCs, BSCs, and softswitches. And they cost
serious money. Whereas the 802 technologies are natively IP and
Ethernet, and the "business layer" stuff is basically the AAA and
Diameter kit you already have.

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