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Standard User Irby
(knowledge is power) Wed 11-Feb-15 14:50:08
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AB Internet


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Any experiences of this WISP? They apparently offer microwave (I assume it's microwave anyway) across North Wales and their signal reaches Wirral. I've got bored of waiting for Openreach (roughly 16 delays and counting now since 2011) and have started looking at alternatives?

In general, what's latency and performance like with these kind of WISPs? The transmitter is about 12km from me and there's a river in between, we certainly have line of sight.

Thanks,

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Standard User kijoma
(committed) Mon 16-Feb-15 11:11:35
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Re: AB Internet


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hi,

A properly engineered/configured fixed wireless network will have excellent latency. Typically 1 millisecond per hop.

The total latency will of course depend on the quality of the backhaul (connection to the internet itself) , i.e. Connected to a Fibre PoP (point of presence) or well connected Data Centre.

12km is not a problem distance at all, especially for clear line of sight.

I have no experience of , or background on AB Internet themselves so your experience may vary. however escaping the BT line is something worthwhile exploring , you may never go back!

cheers

Bill Lewis - MD
Kijoma Broadband
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Standard User Irby
(knowledge is power) Mon 16-Feb-15 11:22:13
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Re: AB Internet


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Thanks for the reply, AB Internet have since been back to me and they can only offer a 10mb service at my distance from their tower. I also thought 12km was relatively near (I have a background in radio).

Ah well, back to the FTTC waiting game!

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Standard User gah789
(regular) Sun 22-Feb-15 11:33:25
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Re: AB Internet


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10 Mbps over 12 km is not a technical constraint unless the sector antenna at their mast is heavily used. It is easily possible to get 20+ Mbps if you have good line of sight and suitable equipment. However, you would need to use something like a Ubiquiti NanoBeam M5-400 rather than standard consumer equipment. They are ideal for Point-to-Point business connections over such distances. It is really a matter of what you are willing to pay.

However there may be a quite different constraint, again not to do with your distance from their mast. They may not have access to sufficient backhaul capacity from the mast to support more than 10 Mbps. That, in turn, will depend upon the cost of backhaul and the number of users.

Finally, you should bear in mind that wireless connections are inherently symmetric though they may not be configured that way. In real life, a 10 Mbps symmetric connection is as or more responsive than a 20/2 Mbps connection (down/up) for all but the largest downloads.
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