Future of WiMax

Dennis Burgess dmburgess at linktechs.net
Thu Jun 17 14:10:06 UTC 2010

And even then, there is not much spectrum in 3.65.  It still don't
penetrate trees as well as 2.4 GHz as well.  

Dennis Burgess, Mikrotik Certified Trainer 
Link Technologies, Inc -- Mikrotik & WISP Support Services
Office: 314-735-0270 Website: http://www.linktechs.net
LIVE On-Line Mikrotik Training - Author of "Learn RouterOS"

-----Original Message-----
From: Bret Clark [mailto:bclark at spectraaccess.com] 
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:00 AM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Future of WiMax

On 06/17/2010 09:46 AM, Dennis Burgess wrote:
> Lots of my clients (Wireless ISPs) have looked into deploying it, 
> however the costs are well over 20 times the cost of a unlicensed 
> system per access point.
Yeah...that is really the crux of the problem. Every WISP I know would
switch over in a heartbeat if the upfront cost was the same as deploying
many well know 5.8GHz systems. Battling with interference in the 5.8GHz
can be tough at times, at least with the 3.65GHz range there is some
control over frequency use, but even so, dealing with frequency use in
5.8GHz is worth it for the cost savings.

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