why????? are you coming???????????????? :-)
You have a Good Day now,

Carl A Jeptha
http://www.airnet.ca
office 905 349-2084
Emergency only Pager 905 377-6900
skype cajeptha


JohnnyO wrote:
oh jeez - there goes the neighborhood - Someone call ahead to the Texas Rangers to let them know !

JohnnyO

On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 12:04 -0500, Carl A Jeptha wrote:
If none of your other deserving Katrina assistants wants one I'll take one.

You have a Good Day now,


Carl A Jeptha
http://www.airnet.ca
office 905 349-2084
Emergency only Pager 905 377-6900
skype cajeptha



Mac Dearman wrote:
> Mikrotik is holding their first ever U.S. MUM (MikroTik Users 
> Meeting)  in Dallas, TX, May 4-5th, 2006. There will also be a 
> training class scheduled for the three days prior to MUM.
>
>  I have a few free passes due to Katrina work  - -  any takers?
>
>
> More info here:
> http://mum.mikrotik.com/
>
>
> Mac Dearman
> Maximum Access, LLC.
> Authorized Barracuda Reseller
> MikroTik RouterOS Certified
> www.inetsouth.com
> www.mac-tel.us
> www.RadioResponse.org (Katrina Relief)
> Rayville, La.
> 318.728.8600
> 318.303.4227
> 318.303.4229
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Koskenmaki" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 5:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Sales & Marketing of Unlicensed Wireless Services 
> --SomeObservations
>
>
>> Quote:  "> IT'S OBVIOUSLY MORE THAN "JUST" TECHNOLOGY... "
>>
>> yes, it is.   More to the point, it's about meeting your customer's 
>> needs or
>> wants.
>>
>> Not shoving things at them they don't need or want, but genuinely
>> discovering what it is that sparks them to buy in the first place.
>>
>> I desperately need a GOOD VOIP wholesale deal, where I own the 
>> customer and
>> do frontline support, it's my own brand (if I brand it) and I merely  
>> bulk
>> buy minutes, numbers, and CPE.    I can't sell my customers a 400 minute
>> account that costs me 25 bucks a month.  They can buy Packet8 for 
>> less than
>> most resell deals.
>>
>> I'd rather just bundle a VOIP service in a higher level tier (let's move
>> from 38 / mo to 55 or 60/mo ) of service, but needs to be affordable 
>> for me
>> to do.   Still, nobody's offering this kind of service, that I can find.
>> Either it is sold as raw products (requiring me to build a whole VOIP 
>> system
>> for my customers use) or as higher than retail priced "wholesale" 
>> programs.
>>
>> What I really need, then, is someone who does more of the backend stuff
>> (including providing e911)  but does so in mass quantity, and doesn't
>> "touch" my customer.
>>
>> I've also found that pc service can be a good side venture, but I'm not
>> convinced that we can actually compete on price with the computer 
>> store. If
>> we're busy, it's better value for our time to install and support our 
>> own
>> services.
>>
>> Just random thoughts on the topic...
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> North East Oregon Fastnet, LLC 509-593-4061
>> personal correspondence to:  mark at neofast dot net
>> sales inquiries to:  purchasing at neofast dot net
>> Fast Internet, NO WIRES!
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>>
>> -
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Charles Wu" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> To: <isp-wireless@isp-wireless.com>
>> Cc: "'WISPA General List'" <wireless@wispa.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 2:45 PM
>> Subject: [WISPA] Sales & Marketing of Unlicensed Wireless Services -- 
>> SomeObservations
>>
>>
>>> Generally, we end up debating all day and all night on the lists of
>> "what's
>>> the best radio" or "who's got those cool blue lights" -- however, FWIW,
>> I've
>>> noticed that there seldom is any debate on "useful" topics like sales &
>>> marketing (especially of the product positioning of license-exempt
>> wireless)
>>>
>>> Do we call it wDSL? Wireless? More than Wifi? WiMAX? -- who knows? But
>> fuel
>>> the fire with a few observations
>>>
>>> -----------------------------------------
>>> <rant>
>>> -----------------------------------------
>>>
>>> ARPU is an acronym for the Average Revenue per User.  This is the 
>>> average
>>> revenue factored across all customers as if each were charged the same
>> price
>>> -- with some customers charged less and others more.  Customer type
>> usually
>>> determines price.  In addition, a Network Operator's valuation is a 
>>> direct
>>> multiple of its ARPU.
>>>
>>> The Marginal Recurring Cost (MRC) as compared to its Service Level /
>>> Marginal Recurring Revenue (MRR) of delivering the following
>> license-exempt
>>> broadband wireless "WiMAX" connections have been calculated as follows:
>>>
>>> Broadband "Lite" Residential Service
>>> (512 / 512 Kb Burstable)
>>> MRR: $24.95
>>> MRC: $20
>>>
>>> Best Effort Residential Service
>>> (5 Mb / 512 Kb Burstable)
>>> MRR: $39.95
>>> MRC: $20
>>>
>>> Best Effort Business Class Service
>>> (5 Mb / 1 Mb Burstable)
>>> MRR: $149.95
>>> MRC: $25
>>>
>>> Dedicated Business Class Service
>>> (5 Mb / 3 Mb Burstable)
>>> (1 Mb / 1 Mb Dedicated)
>>> MRR: $249.95
>>> MRC: $30
>>>
>>> Dedicated Business SLA Service
>>> (5 Mb / 3 Mb Burstable)
>>> (3 Mb / 3 Mb Dedicated)
>>> MRR: $449.95
>>> MRC: $40
>>>
>>> Looking at the numbers, it's obvious that a higher ARPU increases the
>>> overall health of the bottom line.
>>>
>>> Interestingly enough, all the following service plans are achieved 
>>> using
>> the
>>> EXACT SAME license-exempt broadband wireless access technology.  So 
>>> why is
>>> the differentiating factor that allows some WISPs to sell that
>>> Canopy/Trango/Alvarion/whatever last mile connection for $300+ month 
>>> ARPU
>>> while other can barely get $30 / month ARPU?
>>>
>>> IT'S OBVIOUSLY MORE THAN "JUST" TECHNOLOGY...
>>>
>>> -----------------------------------------
>>> <rant>
>>> -----------------------------------------
>>>
>>> -Charles
>>>
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