The trouble is though that access to greater backhaul is becoming easier and cheaper
We're getting our Traffic from a housing center. At the moment 2x100MBit FDX. No problem getting 1GBit (just
have to pay an offset. RB1000s autodetection does the rest
But its a great hassle getting this speed out of the door.
and the demands of the client for more bandwidth more frequent.
Every day. Faster, cheaper, ...
Advertising promises this. You cant buy a magazine without a DSL Advertisement falling out.
You have to roll your eyes when someone who lives miles from the nearest town tries to compare the WISP offering with what their friend has who lives in the city!
9.99$ for 20Mbps - that's what I want here!
WISPs worried about fibre and copper nets creeping further and further into their zones should have reinvested in the same a long time ago.
But nevertheless, maybe MT should choose a draft, select some hardware and roll out some MIMO functionality even if it does go against the grain.
Fowards and backwards compatiblity can surely come at a later date?
I suspect many people want the extra "through the air" capacity but are unable to afford the Alvarion and Motorola price tags or don't really want to introduce other brands into 100% MT networks.
We would want to stick with MT. We've nearly dropped this old Cisco Aironets. We've a mountain of
Tsunami 11a's corroding. We cant get this Buffalos replaced as fast as we like. We love winbox,dude.
So we dont want additional Equipment populizing our net. But we have to offer speed. If you tell a
customer that a tower runs on 30Mbit he looks very irritated. (In the city you can buy 50MBit VDSL
for 50 Euro). So today a pair of new Equipment arrived for testing.
We need 100Mbps full duplex now and so what we are doing is choosing a provider that can offer this.
A few months down the road when MT are doing the same we know that we can always return and try out their solution.
Yes. We need 100MBit FDX now to get the traffic out of the door. Next year we need 200MBit at the
center and shift the 100MBit Equipment one step towards the customer.