Ok so I’ve been using Mikrotik since the beginning and it has been a good ride…But! It seems they have lost sight and direction with their routers and switch products, lots of crazy configurations and impractical models. Mikrotik here is my wish list for baseline product range that will suit WISP’s and enterprise customers. Some of my suggestions may already be in production.
As you know lots of professionals use Mikrotik with high speed radios that are 5Gbps + and hafe SFP+ ports.
Just make all Ethernet ports POE and 10G
Just make all SFP ports SFP+ with QSFP uplinks if needed.
Make specific routers and switches for WISP with small form factor to install in outdoor boxes or in small locations.
Copy the UBNT product EdgePoint and improve on it!
1 4 port 10G SFP+, 1 x 40G QSFP Dual Power Supply , CPU to support full speed performance. Small form factor. 4 x power connectors to power radios with SFP+ and power connector.
2 8 port 10G SFP+, 2 x 40G QSFP with 4 ports on top of each other to enable mounting outside in box, Indoor Case, Dual Power Supply , CPU to support full speed performance. Small form factor. 8 x power connectors to power radios with SFP+ and power connector.
3 8 port 10G Ethernet POE, 2 x 40G QSFP with 4 ports on top of each other to enable mounting outside in box, Indoor Case, Dual Power Supply , CPU to support full speed performance. Small form factor.
Routers with above configurations.
Also please please please don't announce products unless their ready to ship the following month!!! This practice of yours is completely damaging your product delivery integrity!!! We don't want to know about a product if its not going to ship for 3 years! besides, the fact that products you announce thats going to ship in 1 to 3 years time is already outdated, because the product features are badly thought out !!!
You need an design team that includes real members that operate real WISP business going back to when you started!
Ok i feel better now
Having said that i'm available for consulting on product design.