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raytaylor

join:2009-07-28
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unlicenced wimax or LTE

Does anyone know if LTE or WiMax can operate in 2.4ghz?

If so, who would you consider to be the equivalent of Ubiquiti in the LTE and WiMax markets from a regional ISP's perspective?



WHT

join:2010-03-26
Rosston, TX
kudos:5

LTE and WiMax are merely technologies, but I don't think you'll find anyone manufacturing those very expensive technologies for unlicensed frequencies when they can sell it to the big name licensed providers.


raytaylor

join:2009-07-28
kudos:1
reply to raytaylor

Yeah im waiting for someone to say Huawei but im sure there must at least be a company offering wimax on 2.4ghz for small isp's


gunther_01
Premium
join:2004-03-29
Saybrook, IL
reply to raytaylor

Wimax didn't work that well for carriers with licensed frequencies. Why would we want it in an unlicensed form?
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WHT

join:2010-03-26
Rosston, TX
kudos:5

»encrypted.google.com/search?as_q=wimax+fail


ste0

join:2011-03-22
reply to raytaylor

This will not happen as there is no CPE in 2.4. Better try to get some licensed spectrum. It is difficult to avoid self interference using High Power Basestations. Handling interference with competitors would be a challenge as it is not predictable.


ste0

join:2011-03-22
reply to gunther_01

said by gunther_01:

Wimax didn't work that well for carriers with licensed frequencies. Why would we want it in an unlicensed form?

Wimax works as expected from a technical perspective. Problem is that a lot of expectations and marketing exceeding reality.
Why you may want WiMAX? Think of it as a variation of Wifi built for larger networks.
- GPS Sync
- Partial Channel Usage
- Beamforming
- High Power
...
But dont expect magic. A 10 Mhz Channel with 64QAM cant deliver more than 50Mbit/s aggregated with optimal conditions. This is the same wether you use wimax,wifi or lte. Existing Wimax gear is limited to 10MHz. So you get higher speeds with wifi doing small cells. But wifi does not scale well. It is built for small cells.

raytaylor

join:2009-07-28
kudos:1

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reply to raytaylor

haha

Was mainly asking because with whitespace coming up int he next couple of years (NZ just started the switchoff of analog tv)
and i have a couple of very small towns with people i would love to put onto prepay usb wimax sticks

Oh well

fixed wireless / airmax it is then



TomS_
Git-r-done
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join:2002-07-19
London, UK
kudos:5
reply to raytaylor

In my experience it was the WiMAX networks that tried to do indoor coverage that had issues. At least a couple of Australian providers tried it and failed and blamed the technology.

We on the other hand did fixed outdoor installations only and we had great success with it. We used 3.4 and 3.65GHz bands.


ste0

join:2011-03-22

said by TomS_:

In my experience it was the WiMAX networks that tried to do indoor coverage that had issues. At least a couple of Australian providers tried it and failed and blamed the technology.

We on the other hand did fixed outdoor installations only and we had great success with it. We used 3.4 and 3.65GHz bands.

With 3.5Ghz it is difficult to get good indoor coverage. High power and short distance is necessary. Additionaly we see equipment is very sensitve to interference. So it is very difficult to get a performant network without a lot of spectrum. Designing the network for outdoor coverage is much easier.


Semaphore
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join:2003-11-18
101010
kudos:1
reply to raytaylor

Wimax MAC does not do well with contention. So open freq's would not be good