Brian, Standards don't really matter unless you have interop on the mac layer as well as QOS.With just MAC and phy layer interoperability, the only thing that will be supported is simple bridging and routing when you use seperate vendor's CPE and Base stations. btw, no one is currently supporting QOS interoperability.
Also currently there is only one company that has released 5.8 product using 802.16a technology and is expected to be interoperable should other vendors roll out product utilizing a 10mhz channel width. The whole Wimax revolution really doesn't matter to Wisp's in the US if unlicensed bands are never expected to be supported. - Jeff On 11/14/06 12:07 PM, "Brian Rohrbacher" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Tom DeReggi wrote: > >> Trango repeated its WISP summit at ISPCON again this year as well. >> The purpose was to ask WISPs what they need in next generation >> products, and disclose upcomming products. >> It was also exciting to learn more about their next generation WIMax >> product. The advantage of that platform, is its early enough in the >> development process that there is still time for Trango to add >> features that WISPs requested, to make it a better solution. A lot of >> neet ideas were pitched, hopefully Trango will implement some of >> them, to compliment their offering. Trango's approach is to take WiMax >> chipset, with the option to run a standard WiMax MAC, but shipped >> default with Trango's modified Firmware to fit nicely in line with >> existing Trango gear firmware features and tools. This would also have >> the side effect of giving WiMax features at Lower prices than WIMax >> competitors, and more unique differenciators than competitors by not >> being limited to standards. > > I thought one main advantage of WiMax was the standards. By not > following standards the customers ARE limited. Everyone knows that > every install is different. I thought with WiMax we might actually get > to pick the right gear for each job. Can't do that without standards. > They only want to keep you locked in. I hate being locked into one > thing. You can never use better gear when it comes out because you are > locked into old crap. > >> My perception, is that the 10mbps solution would continue as the low >> cost options, but the WIMax line would be the high end product >> delivering higher capacity / Higher feature gear, that would be priced >> somewhere between 5830 and Fox lines. My understanding is that Live >> versions were displayed at Wimax World. Its not appropriate to >> discuss exact features yet, for obvious competitive reasons of a not >> yet released product. It could be a real exciting product, and >> something worth keeping an eye on as it develops. Unfortuneately >> though, this is not an option for us today, as the product has not yet >> been released, and probably won't for about 6 month. (Disclaimer: not >> an authorized time prediction listed) >> >> Tom DeReggi >> RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc >> IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband >> -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/