Actual products being shipped and in use at this moment:
Distance 80km LOS, latency 1ms (good for gaming and VOIP). Uses the
license free 5.8ghz band, no hassels from Icasa.
Would somebody please find out the cost.
Last edited by captainwifi; 14-04-2005 at 10:35 PM.
There are only "pre"-WiMax available ... real WiMax gear only shipping next year afaik.
5.8GHz is regulated in SA AFAIK. Only 2.4GHz is unregulated.Originally Posted by captainwifi
Last time I heard was that Telkom was using Alvarion products. Should look for local Alvarion distributors
Alvarion is distributed by GrintekLast time I heard was that Telkom was using Alvarion products. Should look for local Alvarion distributors
NextNet and Redline is distributed by Michelangelo Tech
Nope, 5.8GHz is unregulated aswell.5.8GHz is regulated in SA AFAIK. Only 2.4GHz is unregulated.
Thats what I meant by WiMAX (compatible), but I guess pre-WiMAX is a better term.There are only "pre"-WiMax available ... real WiMax gear only shipping next year afaik.
Redline Communications has opened a South African office and has a channel in operation. Their RedMAX product is available locally.
First formal WiMAX certification announcement from the WiMAX Forum is due out on January 16th. The first WiMAX Certified equipment is all TDD, and includes Redline, Aperto and either Proxim or Exxcelera - not Alvarion as they are FDD and not in the Cetecom labs in Spain.
Axxcelera - with an A :-)Originally Posted by MaxWi
For what its worth - they are doing TDD and FDD. I know they did take part in the plugfest and was of the more 'compatible' to all tests than most of the others.
Problem though - 3.5GHz only at the moment .... I doubt any of the current 3.5GHz holders in SA will deploy now.Originally Posted by MaxWi
Would Mikes Surname happen to be Fisher ?Originally Posted by mikefisher
Rapid Cloud Technologies
Problem with pre-wimax equipment is, they not compatible with with other manufacturer models.
Miro also sells Pre-Wimax products
Originally Posted by mikefisher
WaveIP basestation - R12000
CPE or modem - R6000
30 modems / basestation
Distance 30km at 1meg/modem
Protocol is 802.16
So there you have it. Wimax can be deployed in SA.
Wonder what will Icasa do to a 5.8ghz Wimax basestation?