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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 21-Jul-11 03:24:04
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Can two WISPs exist in the same locale?


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Hey,

Odd question, but can two WISPs service the same area or will there be problems with interference?

Also, would a strong wifi signal (say a hotel, airport, caravan park etc) cause problems for WISPs?

If it helps, i'm in Wales so it would be using whatever spectrum they're allowed to use in the UK.
Standard User kijoma
(member) Thu 21-Jul-11 09:10:54
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Re: Can two WISPs exist in the same locale?


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Hi,

Wisps use two different bands primarily. The ones who take low cost and an easier life as priorities over any assurance of quality use the interference prone 2.4GHX "wifi" band. No realistic quality of service can be provided on this band as there are so many devices on it including microwave cookers and only three non overlapping channels available.

The others use the 5 GHz spectrum which requires more technical ability and has higher costs to implement but otherwise has a lot of channels available.It is currently lacking in serious interference sources too.

Wisps can co-exist in the same way as mobile providers, it does require co-operation with channelling between the WISPs though which may not always occur.

In countires such as the USA where WISPs have been around for a lot longer than the UK they have a lot of over crowding issues in some areas with multiple providers.

WISP over crowding in the UK is unlikely to occur, especially with the BDUK focus on big telco's and Fibre when it comes down to funding decisions.

cheers

Bill Lewis - MD
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 22-Jul-11 06:31:54
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Re: Can two WISPs exist in the same locale?


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Thanks for the answer, pretty informative!

Out of interest how much would it cost on average to set up something that would be able to provide a good low latency high bandwidth (maybe in the region of 20mb up/down) service to 10 homes where the backhaul is 4 miles away with clear line of sight?


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Standard User wirelesspacman
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 22-Jul-11 09:34:05
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basic kit wise, think in terms of around £100 per home and you won't be far off.

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