Inevitable death, was Re: Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Brett Glass nanog at
Tue Jul 15 18:08:19 UTC 2014

At 11:40 AM 7/15/2014, Rubens Kuhl wrote:

>Read again. You answered thinking about AirFiber 24, while he mentioned
>AirFiber 5, which goes much longer.

Ah. I assumed that you were talking about the 24 GHz version, 
because we rejected the 5 GHz radio the moment we scanned the data 
sheet. It does not meet our standards for antenna gain or spectral 
efficiency. The 5 GHz band is in heavy use in our area (not only by 
us, but by many others). Such a radio simply couldn't survive in 
our RF environment. And even if by some miracle it could, the 5 GHz 
band is far too valuable for us to devote so much spectrum to a 
single backhaul. We use other bands and better equipment for high 
capacity point-to-point links.

--Brett Glass 

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