Some random tower photos from the camera roll.
Some random tower photos from the camera roll.
Unlike spec sheets from manufacturers, Preseem collects real-world data from access points in all kinds of deployments and analyzes statistics at a top level to offer valuable insights. So, as part of our Fixed Wireless Network Report, we calculated wireless access point market insights on market share, connected subscriber count, performance on QoE metrics like latency and much more…
The guys over at ISP Supplies publishes a blog post on some issues with Ubiquiti NVR updates and solutions to the problems.
Check out this webinar from Cambium networks on CBRS and the Cambium products. Cambium gives you an update.
While everyone is talking about 5G researchers are already hard at work on 6G.
Wiremap including shield
Check whether pins on RJ45 jacks have been crimped in the correct order. Pockethernet as well tests the shield for continuity.
View the content of CDP and LLDP messages to identify network ports more easily. If the switch port supports it, you can instantly view the connected chassis and port ID as well as the native VLAN.
Measure the presence and voltage of Power over Ethernet to ensure a sufficient power supply for your PoE devices.
Real-world cable quality measurement at gigabit speeds. Measure packet length, payload and configure the number of test packets.
Find out the Ethernet capabilities of that unused port you’re wondering about and rule out duplex conflicts.
Test the network connection to see if you are able to get an IP address on a port, and connect to internal servers or the Internet.
Keep a detailed, up-to-date database and log of your work just by noting locations and port IDs.
Export your results
Email reports for your own records, or share them through a phone’s OS’s native share menu with the press of a button. No more lost reports, tedious downloads from the device or manual editing.
This graphic is courtesy of Ubiquiti networks.
In this article, I am going to talk about how WISPs can monetize their networks in the ever-growing hype of 5G. Whether you think 5G is hype, or overblown from a technical aspect, you need to embrace the 5G wave of hype and use it to your advantage.
Many WISPs should be familiar with 5G in terms of how small cells work from a technical, physical, and a philosophical viewpoint. This knowledge is important, as outlined in Small Cells and hybrid networks for WISPs: Part 1, as well as making your network attractive for Network as a Service (NaaS).
Wireless Service providers, especially ones with active community ties, have a unique advantage over the larger providers such as Verizon and AT&T when it comes to small cells. Many of the local WISPs have the contacts to be able to put up small cell infrastructure in their coverage areas. The provider does not have to own any licensed cellular spectrum to do this. Many WISPs can make a business model with unlicensed (2.4 and 5GHZ) and CBRS band. The big benefit of this is if these providers build this infrastructure in mind of selling space to the larger carriers, then it can be a huge benefit. The local ISP is now selling its infrastructure. Many ISPs would rather have one client paying $1000 a month and 10 clients paying $100 a month. With this, you can do both.
How do you do this? In an upcoming podcast, I am going to talk with Tolly Marcus from Airpacket about how WISPs can “up their game” to design and engineer their networks to be in-line with what the larger carriers’ design. This mindset will focus on the thinking processes ISPs need to start implementing into their own networks.
One of the things the local provider can start looking at is small cell poles. Companies like Wytec International are implementing the next-generation of smart poles. These poles tie cellular, CBRS, wifi, iOT, and other technologies in an unobtrusive design. The photo below is from this month’s edition of AGL Magazine.
By looking at this pole we can see the many compartments inside. Cities like this design as it covers ugly wires and just kind of blends in. So, what does this have to do with the WISP? If a WISP were to design and engineer these to take into account the designs the carriers mentioned earlier require then the network can be sold as a service to them. Many factors and things need to be met, but it is doable. Again, the WISP does not have to operate in the Cellular bands in order to put up the pole infrastructure.
WISP puts up these throughout the town or city they can leave options for a carrier or multiple carriers to add their equipment into existing infrastructure. The local ISP is selling capacity on a purpose-built network they have control over instead of the large carrier rolling over them. The addition of small cells also opens up additional opportunities for the local ISP which otherwise might go to a 5G carrier.Some of the opportunities to the local ISP can be •Cellular Small Cells