Future of WiMax

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Thu Jun 17 14:12:00 UTC 2010

On Jun 17, 2010, at 10:00 AM, Bret Clark wrote:

> 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.

Yup, the ability to pick up a $80 5.8ghz integrated device w/ antenna, etc.. that does PoE (eg: google NBM5-22), it's hard to argue for more expensive gear.

- Jared

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