For sure, I understand that from mikrotik point of view. I'm sure short range 60GHZ is not going to be a mainstream product. These cards were announced quite a while ago, basically what I am trying to find out is if I can get my hands on two, are they even available for purchase.It takes some time to make support for all the advanced RouterOS features.
Athena Wireless looks like the Huber&Suhner Devices which are now Sub10.Athena Wireless has the A060mini 1000mbps FDD link in the 60GHz band. $5,995.00 (I use them.)
Siklu has the EH-1200FX 1000mbps FDD link in the 80GHz band. $6,080.00 (I have the $3,500.00 EH-1200LT on order. Only 700mbps TDD so 350x350 or 500x200).
Siklu has a new 60GHz link ((Coming soon))but I don't think it's gigabit full duplex and the price is to be determined.
There are three other companies working on small short range 60GHz units. But I don't think they will be at the super low price we all want.
Yes. This is a good frequency for microcells. CPE Mounting is more complicated as it does not forgive misalignment.This would be an excellent product.
You would clean up from the fibre and cable companies in high density urban deployments. Virtually no interference and an AP every ~500m.
Yes. But this is a whole different thing. These Lasers need extreme good and stable mounting and they are sensible to fog and dust.Anyone considered laser as a PtP link? OK, it is not RF or Mikrotik, but it can work in some cases...
Doing the whole network with one vendor is not a good idea. No vendor is best with all equipment. As you noticed MT falls back on wireless. Not every new vendor is as good as he claims. Ignite 60 GHZ is a big fail. Quite unstable. They have to replace a lot of their units. Mimosa does not get their SW done. ... So select cairfully and test a lot ...Normis informed us, that Mikrotik ist investing the implementation von 802.11ad cards to Mikrotik since 2013. Nothing changed since this. I am a constumer since 1997, our whole WISP system and our whole data center is using Mikrotik Hardware. But If Mikrotik will not change something in inplementing new and needed drivers, we have to leave Mikrotik. I am very upset, about this. If a Wisp is using Ubiquiti, you have 24 Ghz, 11 Ghz, 3 Ghz, 2.4 Ghz, 5.4 Ghz and much more possibilities. Mikrotik is bringing nothing for WISP's anymore.
So my last question about this, will there be a soluetion for 60 Ghz, Wigig, 802.11ad? Please Normis inform us.
thanks in advance.
And suddenly:seems that Normis is drinking from february )) no news letter no devices no nothing xD