Re: [WISPA] 3.650 Wimax in the field

2008-07-25 Thread Charles Wu
That's a lot easier *SAID* than done... Especially when you factor in frame rates / etc (as one configures those depending on the type of traffic) --- WiNOG Wireless Roadshows Coming to a City Near You http://www.winog.com -Original Message-

[WISPA] WiNOG September 29-30 Conference - Venue Question - please vote

2008-07-28 Thread Charles Wu
WiNOG Chicago – September 29-30, 2008 Scheduled the same week of WiMAXWorld 2008, WiNOG will augment the WiMAX World program by providing focused sessions detailing fixed 802.16d WiMAX deployment experiences in the 3.65 GHz band. In order to keep the cost of the event as low as possible (we

Re: [WISPA] WiNOG September 29-30 Conference - Venue Question - pleasevote

2008-07-28 Thread Charles Wu
Message - From: Charles Wu [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 4:59 PM Subject: [WISPA] WiNOG September 29-30 Conference - Venue Question - pleasevote WiNOG Chicago – September 29-30, 2008 Scheduled the same week of WiMAXWorld 2008, WiNOG

Re: [WISPA] Pathloss 4

2008-08-05 Thread Charles Wu
I'll be more than happy to sell you my copy =) Uh...think that answers the question... -Charles --- WiNOG Wireless Roadshows Coming to a City Near You http://www.winog.com -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

Re: [WISPA] polling

2008-08-06 Thread Charles Wu
Anything that's WiMAX --- WiNOG Wireless Roadshows Coming to a City Near You http://www.winog.com -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Travis Johnson Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 9:59 PM To: [EMAIL

Re: [WISPA] Pathloss 4

2008-08-06 Thread Charles Wu
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Pathloss 4 I'll take a copy of your excel file Charles. ;-) - Original Message - From: Charles Wu [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 9:24 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Pathloss 4 Hi Michael, All Pathloss basically does

Re: [WISPA] VoIP Deployments....I'm serious

2008-08-08 Thread Charles Wu
John, I was under the impression that PowerCode (the billing platform you use) has some sort of VoIP Partnership plan? Why not just go with them? -Charles From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of John McDowell [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent:

Re: [WISPA] VoIP deployments?

2008-08-11 Thread Charles Wu
providers (so they can set their demarc at the Asterisk PBX) 2. Managed Service Providers (guys who not just do VoIP, but support networks, PCs, computers, apps, everything) It's actually a pretty interesting discussion to get into... -Charles Charles Wu President [EMAIL PROTECTED] cell: 773-457-0718

Re: [WISPA] VoIP deployments?

2008-08-11 Thread Charles Wu
Tom, Bandwidth is generally not the issue with VoIP...it's pps and jitter buffers G.729 is in that 8k / stream range too -Charles Charles Wu President [EMAIL PROTECTED] cell: 773-457-0718 * office: 773-667-4585 x2500 16W235 83rd Street, Suite A, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 * tel: 773.667.4585 fax

Re: [WISPA] VoIP deployments?

2008-08-11 Thread Charles Wu
Mike, Not trying to sound like a jerk here, but it's not the VoIP...it's your network Properly deployed...VoIP works fine (however, network construction standards are MUCH STRICTER than what most data-only WISP networks currently support) -Charles Charles Wu President [EMAIL PROTECTED] cell

Re: [WISPA] VoIP Deployments....I'm serious

2008-08-11 Thread Charles Wu
for 50 second minutes? -Charles Charles Wu President [EMAIL PROTECTED] cell: 773-457-0718 * office: 773-667-4585 x2500 16W235 83rd Street, Suite A, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 * tel: 773.667.4585 fax: 773.326.4641 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf

Re: [WISPA] Press Release - Link Technologies and Ask-Wi.Com Announce Online Wireless Training -- doesn't this need to go through the board?

2008-08-12 Thread Charles Wu
of approved Sponsor SPAM Has there been a change in policy? I've got plenty of press releases I'd love to post =) Charles Wu President [EMAIL PROTECTED] cell: 773-457-0718 * office: 773-667-4585 x2500 16W235 83rd Street, Suite A, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 * tel: 773.667.4585 fax: 773.326.4641

[WISPA] Windows Developer

2008-08-14 Thread Charles Wu
Looking for someone who has expertise in Visual Studio (VB, c#, c) -- with a specific emphasis on dll / active x programming Please ping offlist Charles Wu President [EMAIL PROTECTED] cell: 773-457-0718 * office: 773-667-4585 x2500 16W235 83rd Street, Suite A, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 * tel

Re: [WISPA] your thoughts on opps in Africa?

2008-09-09 Thread Charles Wu
Funny you should mention that... we have had equipment tribalized here too. Even if you have an agreement signed by the tribal elders, the chapter presidency and the BIA, it means nothing. You are allowed to declare war on sovereign nations =) -Charles Charles Wu President [EMAIL PROTECTED

[WISPA] Service Request

2008-09-12 Thread Charles Wu
Does anyone have footprint in Albany, GA? Looking for either SOHO Fixed Wireless / DSL / Cable Service (would prefer something with some QoS, but price is an issue too) 2601 Dawson Rd Albany, GA 31707 NPA-NXX: 229-436 215 E Broad Avenue Albany, GA 31705 NPA-NXX: 229-432 505 9th Avenue

Re: [WISPA] Wimax world news?

2008-10-07 Thread Charles Wu
Nothing terribly exciting at WiMAX World WiNOG, on the other hand... grin -Charles Charles Wu President [EMAIL PROTECTED] cell: 773-457-0718 * office: 773-667-4585 x2500 16W235 83rd Street, Suite A, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 * tel: 773.667.4585 fax: 773.326.4641 -Original Message

[WISPA] Any Optigold Experts Out there

2008-10-09 Thread Charles Wu
I know you're hiding somewhere... Ping me offlist -Charles Charles Wu President [EMAIL PROTECTED] cell: 773-457-0718 * office: 773-667-4585 x2500 16W235 83rd Street, Suite A, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 * tel: 773.667.4585 fax: 773.326.4641 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [WISPA] tower

2008-10-16 Thread Charles Wu
-NICE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ39Q3a2Q7c66Q3a1Q7c65Q3a3Q7c240Q3a1308QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem280275672423QQitemZ280275672423 If you want to get fancy, you can paint it over with your company colors... I'm not joking either Charles Wu President [EMAIL PROTECTED] cell: 773-457-0718 * office: 773-667-4585 x2500 16W235 83rd Street, Suite A, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 * tel

Re: [WISPA] Keyon Communications

2009-10-23 Thread Charles Wu
Are you aware that Keyon is a publically traded company; I would start with that data http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=KEYO.OB -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Mark McElvy Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 9:48 PM

[WISPA] Summary - Senate Commerce Committee Oversight Hearing on BIP/BTOP Round 1

2009-10-28 Thread Charles Wu
There was some big news out of today's Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing on the BIP/BTOP programs, which just ended. Copies of the prepared testimony by the RUS, NTIA and OMB witnesses are attached but, as usual, the best information came out in the oral testimony. The big news

[WISPA] Broadband Stimulus Update - NARUC Presentation by Jonathan Adelstein and Larry Strickling

2009-11-19 Thread Charles Wu
NARUC 121st Annual Convention: 11/17/09 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 5th Floor - Ballroom D National Broadband Stimulus Update Larry Strickling, Director of NTIA and Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator of the USDA Rural Utility Service provide an update on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Re: [WISPA] Freeside

2009-11-20 Thread Charles Wu
The Freeside guru that many have turned to is Jeremy Davis (contact info below) -- I'd suggest giving him a call Jeremy Davis Maximum Technologies, LLC Office 318.303.4725 www.maximumtech.us jere...@maximumtech.biz -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-14 Thread Charles Wu
Hi Rick, In the context of being an e-commerce merchant (e.g., someone who sells books, toys, things online), everything that you bank and Authorize.Net is telling you is true -- what's happening is that you are being lumped into the category of card-not-present credit card processing -- which

Re: [WISPA] Credit Card Processors

2009-12-14 Thread Charles Wu
I think IP Pay queries the issuer to determine what the proper expiration date and updates it. Maybe I'll get Charles over here to say what his service does. ;-) We basically have three product features for WISPs/Telcos/CableCos/Service Providers that really set us apart from the normal

[WISPA] BIP/BTOP Update - RUS Field Verifications

2009-12-14 Thread Charles Wu
FWIW - RUS is sending reps in the field to see if areas are truly underserved / unserved So, if there's a app in your market that you think shouldn't exist -- I'd take a second to reach out to your local RUS office -Charles

Re: [WISPA] Wimax gear

2009-12-29 Thread Charles Wu
LTE has already won and .16e will find only small, limited life and even less mass development. Do you see any point in small BRS/EBS (MMDS/ITFS) license holders deploying 802.16e in these frequency bands? Hi Blake, I'd say the question boils down to who's going to foot the bill for the

Re: [WISPA] Wimax gear

2009-12-30 Thread Charles Wu
If not... then I don't think a WISP (as we probably define it) is ever really going to be profitable with it. Off the top of my head, I know of 5 WISPs that are still deploy pre-WiMAX systems in the 2.5 GHz band and are doing quite nicely (and they aren't Clearwire / Digital Bridge type

Re: [WISPA] Wimax gear

2009-12-30 Thread Charles Wu
I find these comparisons of products like Ubiquiti / Mikrotik vs. Motorola / WiMAX products to be somewhat unrealistic -- it seems to me that it's like comparing something that's hypothetical and looks good on paper and hoping that it will actually work Here's my question; sure, on paper, the

Re: [WISPA] Wimax gear

2009-12-30 Thread Charles Wu
, 2009, at 7:05 PM, Charles Wu c...@cticonnect.com wrote: I find these comparisons of products like Ubiquiti / Mikrotik vs. Motorola / WiMAX products to be somewhat unrealistic -- it seems to me that it's like comparing something that's hypothetical and looks good on paper and hoping

Re: [WISPA] Wimax gear - licensed bands btw

2009-12-30 Thread Charles Wu
Speaking of which, did anyone notice the results of the latest BRS Auction (#86) Licenses went for an average of $0.03 / MHz POP That means if 60 MHz covering 100,000 people (as defined by Census 2000 numbers) would have gone for $180k -- with the small business 35% credit - that means a WISP

Re: [WISPA] Wimax gear

2010-01-05 Thread Charles Wu
Once you get to say 1000+ customers, things like having the staff for service calls and time to repair for customers are often more important than the brand of radio or the original cost of the radio. We do spend more on payroll than radios, despite deploying lots of expensive gear. Keeping

[WISPA] COMMERCE DEPARTMENT'S NTIA AND USDA'S RUS ANNOUNCE ONLINE TOOL FOR PROSPECTIVE BROADBAND STIMULUS APPLICANTS

2010-01-07 Thread Charles Wu
COMMERCE DEPARTMENT'S NTIA AND USDA'S RUS ANNOUNCE ONLINE TOOL FOR PROSPECTIVE BROADBAND STIMULUS APPLICANTS BroadbandMatch Intended to Help Prospective Applicants for Recovery Act Funding Find Broadband Project Partners FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2010 NTIA Media Contact:

Re: [WISPA] StarOS Operator gets Stimulus Funding

2010-01-07 Thread Charles Wu
A precondition to accepting stimulus money is to submit to an annual 3rd party CPA audit (which generally costs $10-15k / year) -- he's probably going to lose money on the deal... Oops... -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org]

[WISPA] TESTing - Please Ignore

2010-01-19 Thread Charles Wu
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Re: [WISPA] Broadband Stimulus

2010-01-21 Thread Charles Wu
Congrats Out of curiosity -- was your last mile BIP or BTOP? -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Michael Baird Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 8:09 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] Broadband Stimulus

Re: [WISPA] BS....was Ceragon, Dragonwave and whatelse?

2009-02-03 Thread Charles Wu
Generally 6GHz, 11GHz, 18GHz, and 23GHz will cost somewhere in the range of $3k to license depending on how you go about it. Best course of action is to always have the company your buying the gear from do the licensing work... it will usually be cheaper and prevent mistakes. Wow...$3k?

Re: [WISPA] BS....was Ceragon, Dragonwave and whatelse?

2009-02-03 Thread Charles Wu
38GHz is typically leased from a third party. 18GHz is leased directly from the FCC. Typically 38GHz is more expensive over the course of ten years as opposed to 18GHz, 23GHz, 11GHz 6GHz, etc from the FCC. Adding onto Brad's point -- 38 GHz falls under owned spectrum (stuff that's been

Re: [WISPA] Need 18ghz link

2009-02-12 Thread Charles Wu
Dragonwave did not ship $50mil last year, it was closer to $40Mil - and by the way they are losing tons of money quarter-after-quarter. Trango is, and has always been profitable. Well you can read Dragonwave's latest financial statement here...

Re: [WISPA] Need 18ghz link

2009-02-12 Thread Charles Wu
Unfortunately, it's the same as getting a new license...the only difference comes in application fees If it's a BRAND NEW tower with nothing -- you pay the FCC $640 / site for a new application If it's a MODIFICATION to an existing tower with a license -- you pay the FCC $240 / site for a

Re: [WISPA] Need 18ghz link

2009-02-12 Thread Charles Wu
the business. As was said there is no wrong choice. Is this a correct statement or am I wrong and where? On 2/12/09, Charles Wu c...@cticonnect.com wrote: Dragonwave did not ship $50mil last year, it was closer to $40Mil - and by the way they are losing tons of money quarter-after-quarter

Re: [WISPA] Need 18ghz link

2009-02-12 Thread Charles Wu
For one of our busy sites right now, we have two 5ghz links to it in order to have good speed, as one wasn't enough (and the redundancy was a good byproduct). I would love a few cost effective 2 mile links that don't need licensing, doesn't use 5ghz and can do 200mbps actual data or faster. If

Re: [WISPA] Need 18ghz link

2009-02-12 Thread Charles Wu
Charles, Thanks for the prompt response , I was thinking more on availability. Say I'm on a crowded area, what would be the chances of not getting the license? Hard to say...but keep in mind, we were able to get that license for you after Micronet said no-go That said, even though you have to

Re: [WISPA] Mesh just for kicks

2009-02-17 Thread Charles Wu
A new movement started after Meraki turned to the dark-side a few years ago Open Mesh Picks Up Where Meraki Left Off As in, dirt cheap mesh networking gear for communities A new mesh-networking project by the co-founder of NetEquality and the developer of mesh-networking management software

Re: [WISPA] LinkedIn

2009-03-01 Thread Charles Wu
I'm on both, but I personally have a preference for facebook (easier to use, IMO) -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of 3-dB Networks Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 8:53 AM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: Re:

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-21 Thread Charles Wu
Hi Marlon, In no particular order, here's a list of some of the more popular ISP/WISP billing packages that we see in the market Platypus/Tucows PowerCode Rodopi BillMax Freeside Emerald / IEA Software Every package has their strengths and weaknesses -- ultimately, it comes down to personal

Re: [WISPA] Cost of bandwidth

2009-03-21 Thread Charles Wu
Hi Hal, In the grand scheme of things...bandwidth / port costs are a minute fraction of an ISP/WISPs operating expenses (heck, I find that for a residential WISP...the credit card processing bill can be higher than the bandwidth bill) That said, look at it this way Based on our

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-21 Thread Charles Wu
As for merchant services, we have a very nice system in place through our local bank. We're quite happy with it and we're getting very good rates. Good for you Remember, credit card rates are all based upon fraud risk (e.g., a swiped card has a lower transaction rate than a phone order /

Re: [WISPA] Cost of bandwidth

2009-03-22 Thread Charles Wu
, and the best pricing I have gotten on a DS3 is in excess of $6k (and getting to that requires a 25 mile wireless hop). In many areas of the country, $300-400/mbps is the rule for Nx/T1s. John Charles Wu wrote: Hi Hal, In the grand scheme of things...bandwidth / port costs are a minute fraction

Re: [WISPA] Cost of bandwidth

2009-03-22 Thread Charles Wu
to that requires a 25 mile wireless hop). In many areas of the country, $300-400/mbps is the rule for Nx/T1s. John Charles Wu wrote: Hi Hal, In the grand scheme of things...bandwidth / port costs are a minute fraction of an ISP/WISPs operating expenses (heck, I find that for a residential WISP

Re: [WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread Charles Wu
Hi Travis, I know a few adult guys that will push anything you give them would be thrilled to meet you and your unlimited plan at $75 / month / server =) -Charles From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Travis Johnson Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 9:51

Re: [WISPA] 24ghz links

2009-03-29 Thread Charles Wu
It's my understanding that 24 GHz is priced pretty close to 23 GHz (~$10-15k / link depending on antennas / configuration / etc) -- so unless you're in the Canada, I don't see why anyone wouldn't just pay the extra $2k to get a FCC license -Charles -Original Message- From:

Re: [WISPA] getting up to speed on various PtP microwave solutions

2009-04-05 Thread Charles Wu
Hi Rogelio, What specifically are you looking for? The only difference from micro/milli-meter wave (e.g., 10+ GHz) and standard unlicensed wireless is rain fade Do you want an explanation on that? -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] getting up to speed on various PtP microwave solutions

2009-04-06 Thread Charles Wu
Hi Daniel, It's probably a nice general overview... but some things are missing/wrong: The rules have changed over the last 5 years since the articles were written -Charles WISPA Wants You! Join today!

Re: [WISPA] 10 GigE

2009-04-10 Thread Charles Wu
Hey Matt, You're back? Or do you just need a break from changing diapers? -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of mlio...@r337.com Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 7:13 AM To: scubac...@gmail.com; WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] High Throughput Licensed vs. Unlicensed

2009-04-10 Thread Charles Wu
I do see Travis's point about the longer range shots, however. I've got a 35, 45 and 65 mile shots with StarOS and they work just fine but only put out about 18-25meg at those distances. That's enough for me, but I can see where you would want more capacity and I suppose that within that

Re: [WISPA] High Throughput Licensed vs. Unlicensed - change of topic -- customers / AP

2009-04-10 Thread Charles Wu
starts to get a lot more complex :) But, in any case this has been an eye-opening discussion... Scott Carullo Brevard Wireless 321-205-1100 x102 Original Message From: Charles Wu IMCEAEX-_O=CTI_OU=EXCHANGE+20ADMINISTRATIVE+20GROUP+20+28FYDIBOHF23SPDLT+29 _cn=recipients_cn=char

Re: [WISPA] High Throughput Licensed vs. Unlicensed - change of topic -- customers / AP

2009-04-11 Thread Charles Wu
Hi Greg, The issue with VoIP over shared wireless is contention for time slots -- which translates into jitter and pps -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of os10ru...@gmail.com Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2009 5:00

Re: [WISPA] High Throughput Licensed vs. Unlicensed - change of topic -- customers / AP

2009-04-11 Thread Charles Wu
Even in the most competitive urban markets, if you're selling VoIP + Data as a combined offering, I'd bet that your ARPU is at least $200+ / month Heck, from our experience, we find that voice revenues are generally 2-4x data revenues -- so if a business is paying $75 / month for a business

Re: [WISPA] I need a few people to run a bandwidth test to me please... - OFFLIST

2009-05-15 Thread Charles Wu
You're using Nlayer these days? -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Matt Liotta Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 6:53 AM To: sc...@brevardwireless.com; WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] I need a few people to run

Re: [WISPA] older dragonwave airpair 100

2009-05-15 Thread Charles Wu
I have power supplies (plenty of those 48 VDC power bricks actually) Ping me offline -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Randy Cosby Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 12:25 PM To: wireless@wispa.org Subject: [WISPA]

[WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-21 Thread Charles Wu
With all the hype being generated by the stimulus bill, we have been approached by a multitude of third party financial organizations that have a renewed interest in potentially financing rural broadband...now, specifically, for WISPs, in the past, equipment leasing has been a very popular

Re: [WISPA] Congressman Wants to Ban Download Caps

2009-05-21 Thread Charles Wu
People read the comments, its scary, like this one... Internet providing is like having an infinite tank of free water. ISP's pay for the pipes to get it to your house. You pay them based on the size of the pipe. Now they want to charge you based on the amount of free water you use each month.

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-22 Thread Charles Wu
I've never found a lender willing to lend against using the in-place used equipment as colladeral. It is the biggest double standard. I find it highly ironic that they'll use a car for colladeral that looses 50% of its value the day it leaves the lot, and has a rate of failure and risk of

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-22 Thread Charles Wu
Lease, lease, lease. Agreed that leasing is a great option, but in looking at my numbers these past few months, I've noticed that the amount of leasing that we do is a fraction of what we used to do 12 months ago (if it wasn't for the Motorola 3% program, I don't think we'd be doing any

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-22 Thread Charles Wu
/ Financing / Capital Availability Option 3 Gino A. Villarini g...@aeronetpr.com Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp. tel 787.273.4143 fax 787.273.4145 -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Charles Wu Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-23 Thread Charles Wu
To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 1:55 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability Answers in-line. insert witty tagline here - Original Message - From: Charles Wu

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-24 Thread Charles Wu
due to just organic moving activity...so assuming 20% market share, market equilibrium would be 20,000 subscribers Not necessarily a bad thing =) That said, I'd be curious to talk about secret sauce methods to convert customers from the competition -Charles Charles Wu wrote: Hi Scott

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-24 Thread Charles Wu
a good chance they just don't work out =) -Charles - Original Message - From: Charles Wu c...@cticonnect.com To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2009 8:07 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability Hi Scott, Regarding debt

Re: [WISPA] Broadband Stimulus Allocations?

2009-05-24 Thread Charles Wu
the secret sauce so I can be better prepared for that day. -RickG On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 9:33 AM, Charles Wu c...@cticonnect.com wrote: All I can say is if you are holding back on doing more installs because you can't afford it, you need to find some financing and get installing. Once that customer

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-05-24 Thread Charles Wu
Hi Marlon, I think it's appropriate to make a few definitions and distinctions on things so everyone is on the same page Specifically, for purposes of making my point, I define Proprietorship: A commercial activity engaged in as a means of livelihood or profit Business: A unique system of

Re: [WISPA] Cell phone with wifi?

2009-05-27 Thread Charles Wu
My iphone has a SIP client that can do this -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of George Rogato Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:12 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] Cell phone with wifi? Is there a cell phone that can

Re: [WISPA] Magento Commerce

2009-05-29 Thread Charles Wu
We (IP Pay) have a pre-integrated / written module for Magento =) -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Mike Hammett Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 2:47 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] Magento Commerce Has

Re: [WISPA] Quesiton on Funding / Financing / Capital Availability

2009-06-03 Thread Charles Wu
Yep, me too. Right out of the starting gates over 10 years ago, straight with S-Corp. Too much stupid s**t too be sued over by being a service provider. For instance... Oh, your child saw porn? Maybe you should be watching over your child instead of trying to screw me out of every penny I own?

Re: [WISPA] OSPF and BGP for Internal Network

2009-06-13 Thread Charles Wu
Dynamic route redistribution if your network is sufficiently complex and you have customers that you are servicing bgp to that you want to protect from intra-network failure -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of

Re: [WISPA] OT, pesky email stuff

2009-06-26 Thread Charles Wu
There are a bunch of companies that will outsource it for cheap -- for example...I know IKANO is reselling a branded gmail interface (e.g., you get all the functionality of Gmail and GApps but with your domain) -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

[WISPA] SBA ARC Loans

2009-06-27 Thread Charles Wu
As a non-bank financial institution, we (IP Pay side) are investigating the possibility of offering this product to help pay off newly qualifying debts to the CTI side of the business =) Would there be any interest in the WISP community? SBA ARC Loan Program If your small business is stressed

Re: [WISPA] NTIA Seeks Volunteers to Review Broadband Applications

2009-07-10 Thread Charles Wu
Well...it's better than the idea of reassigning people from the fish and wildlife to read BTOP applications (we've been talking to NTIA, and I kid you not, this was one of the ideas thrown out) -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On

[WISPA] Your FREE Webinar Invitation: Join us for You've read the NOFA...Now What?

2009-07-14 Thread Charles Wu
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Re: [WISPA] just attended broadband stimulus seminar and WOW.....

2009-07-28 Thread Charles Wu
With that in mind, WISP need to think of ways that they can tap the government money without losing their local focus. WISPs might seriously want to consider forming cooperatives in which a group of WISPs within a geographic region enter into a joint venture to expand overall capacity. Then that

Re: [WISPA] Canopy Distance

2009-07-30 Thread Charles Wu
Hi, A 5200 SM operates in 5.2, not 5.8 The difference between 5.2 and 5.8 is FCC rules -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jason Wallace Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:01 AM To: WISPA General List Subject:

Re: [WISPA] Canopy Distance

2009-07-30 Thread Charles Wu
/ebay/new/5200sm-dish/5200sm-dish.htm Jason Charles Wu wrote: Hi, A 5200 SM operates in 5.2, not 5.8 The difference between 5.2 and 5.8 is FCC rules -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Jason Wallace Sent

Re: [WISPA] Joliet, IL bandwidth

2009-08-05 Thread Charles Wu
Our old WISP had a tower on the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet (200+ foot monopole) with plenty (100 Mb+) of bandwidth I believe BOB (the guys that bought my WISP) still operate that site http://www.bobbroadband.com -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] ITEXPO West 2009

2009-08-21 Thread Charles Wu
Kevin, It's worth noting that there are actually 2 separate wireless tracks / shows within IT Expo Ours (that we're doing with WISPA), is called WiNOG @ IT Expo -- track / seminar info is here: http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/conference/west-2009/attendees/w09-winog-at-itexpo.htm -- it is a track

[WISPA] Stimulus Round 1 Application Update and some interesting analysis from the WiNOG Grants Cooperative

2009-08-27 Thread Charles Wu
Commerce and Agriculture Announce Strong Demand for First Round of Funding to Bring Broadband Jobs to More Americans - Nearly 2,200 Diverse Applications Submitted for Share of $4 Billion in Funding to Expand Broadband Access and Adoption Full story available here:

Re: [WISPA] Letter from BTOP

2009-09-19 Thread Charles Wu
BIP applicants don't have to deal with this political dog-and-pony show (er., BS =) -Charles -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of St. Louis Broadband Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 1:42 PM To: li...@stlbroadband.com;

Re: [WISPA] Searchable Map of Stimulus projects

2009-09-19 Thread Charles Wu
It's worth noting that the rules are a little different for middle mile applicants than last mile applicants e.g., for the middle mile -- one has to pre-set their wholesale bandwidth rates and stay in accordance with the NOFA's non-discrimination rules per the application Keep in mind, if

Re: [WISPA] Searchable Map of Stimulus projects

2009-09-19 Thread Charles Wu
In our case, our competitor applied for a shade under a million bucks to provide middle mile into the area, as in to bring cheaper broadband to the masses. That doesn't sound like it will benefit us, the cheaper broadband is for their system. If it's a middle mile application, they would be in

Re: [WISPA] Searchable Map of Stimulus projects

2009-09-19 Thread Charles Wu
Well...operators in 2.5 GHz can put out up to 2 kW (E.g., 2000 Watts) EIRP at the tower site, have a noise floor of -100 dBm which allows them to take full advantage of more advanced technology, and in some cases, have access to almost 200 MHz of spectrum Compare that to 900 MHz, where you're

Re: [WISPA] Searchable Map of Stimulus projects

2009-09-19 Thread Charles Wu
They either lie or they legitimately dont know what they are doing. Or maybe you don't know what is possible with licensed spectrum =) For example, in the 2.5 GHz band, there are over 30 6 MHz channels available (e.g., almost 200 MHz of spectrum) -- we have one customer that owns/leases almost

Re: [WISPA] Searchable Map of Stimulus projects

2009-09-19 Thread Charles Wu
Hi David, While I applaud your efforts in being involved with the broadband stimulus, it is my understanding that MVN.net is/was applying for stimulus funds for Round 1 -- maybe I'm missing something, but I can't figure out how you'd be able to over-come the conflict of interest clauses?

[WISPA] BIP/BTOP Mapping Tool Online

2009-09-26 Thread Charles Wu
Posting to multiple lists -- apologies if anyone gets this twice At some point last evening, RUS and NTIA released a modified version of the BIP/BTOP applicant mapping tool, which now provides public access to applicant mapping data. Right now, nothing has been loaded in terms of public

RE: [WISPA] Un- licensed WIMAX?

2006-04-04 Thread Charles Wu
Alvarion VL is based on a WiFi chipset (this isn't meant to knock Alvarion, since almost every 5 GHz PtMP WISP manufacturered product out there is also based on a similar chipset) Alvarion BreezeMAX (they're product pending WiMAX certification) doesn't operate in 5 GHz -Charles

RE: [WISPA] DSL vs. Wireless Broadband

2006-04-05 Thread Charles Wu
Higher ARPU WISPs in the business are selling their services as WiMAX -Charles --- CWLab Technology Architects http://www.cwlab.com -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of KyWiFi LLC Sent: Tuesday,

RE: [WISPA] Un- licensed WIMAX?

2006-04-05 Thread Charles Wu
snip That is correct, however those companies are expected to be shipping product ( and are taking pre orders ) that will comply with the testing whenever the gods at wimaxforum decide to get off their collective arses and certify 5.8. Airspan for example, already has wimax 4.9 product

RE: [WISPA] Un- licensed WIMAX?

2006-04-05 Thread Charles Wu
and Airspan. What do you know Charles? George Charles Wu wrote: Alvarion VL is based on a WiFi chipset (this isn't meant to knock Alvarion, since almost every 5 GHz PtMP WISP manufacturered product out there is also based on a similar chipset) Alvarion BreezeMAX (they're product pending WiMAX

RE: [WISPA] Un- licensed WIMAX?

2006-04-05 Thread Charles Wu
that unlicended Wimax will be available with Aperto and Airspan. What do you know Charles? George Charles Wu wrote: Alvarion VL is based on a WiFi chipset (this isn't meant to knock Alvarion, since almost every 5 GHz PtMP WISP manufacturered product out there is also based on a similar chipset

RE: [WISPA] DSL vs. Wireless Broadband

2006-04-05 Thread Charles Wu
snip Maybe we should be branding our service as Wi-Fiber. or Maybe Ethernet Internet Access (of course like end users will know what Ethernet means.) /snip Spend trying to build a new brand around Wi-Fiber or just ride Intel / WiMAX Forum's Marketing machine... Here's the thing, chances

RE: [WISPA] Best system for a new WISP

2006-04-12 Thread Charles Wu
snip Motorola designed Canopy specifically for the WISP market, not the carrier market. Alvarion designed VL specifically for the carrier market, not the WISP market. /snip Ah, the mis-perceptions of the rugged metal enclosure =) Steve, can you please explain why carriers would prefer a

RE: [WISPA] Anybody played with this gear?

2006-04-17 Thread Charles Wu
snip The guy I spoke with on the phone (I did not get his name) told me that these units are shipping now. /snip Hrm... snip The guy I spoke with said that the FCC certs are pending approval and that the unit is being tested for approval now. /snip Egads... -Charles

RE: [WISPA] Best system for a new WISP

2006-04-17 Thread Charles Wu
To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Best system for a new WISP agreed, VL is far from carrier grade On Apr 12, 2006, at 9:16 AM, Charles Wu wrote: snip Motorola designed Canopy specifically for the WISP market, not the carrier market. Alvarion designed VL specifically for the carrier

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