The only product on the market today that will have backwards compatibility to wimax where a cpe can talk to a wimax base station is Aperto. Additionally, Alvarion will not be one of the first round products certified for wimax, Airspan and Aperto however, will be.
- Jeff On Wed, 04 Jan 2006 15:22:30 -0600, "John Scrivner" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said: > Is there a firmware upgrade path for WiMAX through the VL product line > or is it a hardware change? Feel free to have someone contact me offlist > for pricing information. I have a need for a PtMP system with more > capacity than I have now with my current system. I do not know of many > systems that meet the specs you list here and I already know many people > are quite fond of the product. > > Maybe this time the price won't drive me away as has been the case in > the past. Please do not take that as a slam. It is not. I know the > quality is there and it is a matter of economics for me only that has > ever kept me away from Alvarion products. You guys build good stuff and > in some markets the price is easily recovered through ROI. > Thanks, > Scriv > > > > Brad Larson wrote: > > >John, Typically 4 sector base stations are built with either 5.3 or a > >licensed link as backhaul. With BreezeAccess VL, true data sector > >performance is 28 meg's in a 20 Mhz channel and half that in 10 Mhz Next > >firmware release is going to mid 30's in a 20 Mhz channel (again true data > >rates). I know of one sector that has 200 sub's attached although most > >sectors have less than 100. This customer looked at most manufacturer's gear > >and concluded Alvarion had the management feature sets, ease of batch > >processing for firmware uploads, obstructed NLOS for their application, and > >a host of other likes including Alvarion's support infrastructure. > > > >To be honest I don't think we have many Alvarion Operators that subscribe > >here but that doesn't mean there aren't a crap load of them out there which > >should be obviuos to everyone. Typically our Operators use Alvarion support > >Application Engineers and Alvarion web servers such as Mike Cowan's at ACC > >when needed. > > > >This could end up being a long dialog about the differences in operators, > >products, and ROI models but I won't go there. Brad > > > > > > > > > > > -- > WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/