New WISP

John8

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...so theres loads of wisps out there, some more worth noting than others, and some just taking the peep out of consumers with ridiculous "QoS" and contention etc.

I was wondering, posing this to existing WISPs (without the intention to step on any toes) and to consumers/techies (any input welcome), what considerations there are in starting a new Wisp?

- are you forced to register (with whom and at what cost) even if you only use 2.4/5Ghz?
- what is the preferred brand (mikrotik vs cambium vs Ubiquiti) for a small wisp
- who does a person contact for mast space and would they be open to more "competition"?
- How best to build backhaul from CPT? This is aimed for the Bergrivier area (Piketberg)
- what other considerations are there?

I honestly dont want to get rich or become a full-on wisp, but want ro consider this as a "sideline" for additional income and in turn use this to offer "better" priced services to consumers that dont have the luxury of various FTTH providers/FNO's.
 

jeevadotnet

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@John8 i've dropped you a PM. We managed a couple of small wisps and bigger security firm's surveillance networks in Worcester, Tulbach and Ceres. a Couple of them we've grown from scratch with the owner.

The only fiber role player in Piketberg is Liquid Telecoms, so you're looking at R10 000pm for 10 Mb/s FTTB (from the latest pricelist I have from them) with a 3 year contract. Best is to get another WISP to provide you bandwidth, I might have a contact for you there.
 

Ldoyle1118

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@John8 i've dropped you a PM. We managed a couple of small wisps and bigger security firm's surveillance networks in Worcester, Tulbach and Ceres. a Couple of them we've grown from scratch with the owner.

The only fiber role player in Piketberg is Liquid Telecoms, so you're looking at R10 000pm for 10 Mb/s FTTB (from the latest pricelist I have from them) with a 3 year contract. Best is to get another WISP to provide you bandwidth, I might have a contact for you there.
I know this is old, but hoping i can get a reply to this highjack .....
What can i expect to pay for a 1Gbps backhaul over fibre for a new wisp?
 

philaniH

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I know this is old, but hoping i can get a reply to this highjack .....
What can i expect to pay for a 1Gbps backhaul over fibre for a new wisp?
8k LA BB or 20k LA Metro or 24k Liquid Carrier or 27k MTN Business. All depends where are you located.
 

philaniH

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all this has not data, just L2 , oh 18k BBI exl Mast colocation.
 

HartsockZA

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I know this is old, but hoping i can get a reply to this highjack .....
What can i expect to pay for a 1Gbps backhaul over fibre for a new wisp?
Welcome to give me a pm, we help small-med Wisps get back-haul. Just don't be surprised to see the prices in some spots.
 

HartsockZA

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8k LA BB or 20k LA Metro or 24k Liquid Carrier or 27k MTN Business. All depends where are you located.
This is true, l2 for me was gonna be 18k a month installation was like 35k on DFA backhaul on a 24 month contract. Pretoria East
 
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