Specifications for Internet services on public frequency

John Gammons jgammons at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 18:59:51 UTC 2010

Ubiquiti Networks - www.ubnt.com

I have deployed numerous rural wireless provider nets with a variety
of technologies and vendors and this is by far, the most cost
effective and reliable last mile solution.

IMHO, based on testing and real life lessons learned, unlicensed is
the only way to go in rural.  The benefits of licensed frequencies are
"typically" lost in rural environments as there aren't many contending
devices.  The above N based equipment performs roughly at the same
level as fixed wimax, without the expense of the wimax chipsets.  Of
course I am generalizing a bit and each deployment has it's own
requirements and challenges to be considered.


On Saturday, September 18, 2010, Georges-Keny PAUL <paulgkeny at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> My team is working on technical and technological specifications of a
> document for the deployment of Internet service on public frequencies in
> rural areas. We welcome your thoughts on the topic in terms of previous
> experiences and, well sure, you recommendation in terms of equipment. You
> should note that the environment in question is very mountainous with very
> precarious infrastructure conditions: no electricity, poor access, etc. We
> would like to deploy a service at minimal cost, using mainly open source
> software.
> All comments, suggestions, recommendations, draft, success stories are well
> come.
> Feel free to contact me for additional information.
> Warms regards,
> Georges-Keny PAUL

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