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I hear you but on my side I noticed that MTN and Vodacom were busy rolling out Fibre backhaul across the area and Openserve too has Fibre infrastructure in remote rural areas. This indicate that MTN and Vodacom is really trying to get Fibre To The Base Station where is possibleI would like to see how this plays out.
Open bands are heavily utilised, especially in Urban areas, interference is definitely going to be an issue.
At 5Ghz non line of sight is also a very big issue, trees! as the general EIRP will limit this.
Added to the fact, MTNs backhaul in rural areas on Microwave links are already struggling to cope with LTE Carrier Aggregation being rolled out.
I made use of a MTN Licensed Microwave link last year, they simply couldn't supply me with more than 100mbps due to congested backhaul in our area.
Forked out a few thousand K to have Openserve run a dedicated fiber 40km for me, as MTN nor Vodacom are coping in our area on Microwave Backhauls.
The underlying technology they are using is a new technology from Tarana Wireless. (as per Supersonic’s website) The marketing on Tarana’s website is interesting. Will be intrigued to see it in action in heavily congested areas.WISP's been using the 5Ghz frequency for years & it is congested.
Can't understand how they will be using equipment that have "advanced noise cancelling".
Wouldn't the current WISP's have tried or jumped on that bandwagon already?
True, you see many new trenches going out to cell towers. But I doubt it will help in areas where WISP's have used up most of that unlicensed spectrum.
Truly hope it works out & doesn't end up like rain fizzled to a drizzle.
We need affordable reliable broadband.
That's just the thing, if it's sounds as good as they make it out to be on the website why hasn't any of the WISP's tried them out?The underlying technology they are using is a new technology from Tarana Wireless. (as per Supersonic’s website) The marketing on Tarana’s website is interesting. Will be intrigued to see it in action in heavily congested areas.
Don't know why people still go for rain if a simple web search will reveal a myriad of complaints.Rain’s 4G and 5G packages are called “best-effort” services,
Yeah if only I could watch a 5 minute YouTube video in 5 minutes and not 23 minutes. If only I could get above 803kb download speed
We had Telskum |ADSL which was also crap most of the time. After a billing dispute and the pay R8000 now and well sort out the problem over the next few months attitude plus the hard lockdown about to start, my daughter going to be working from home as well got Rain,her boss sponsored the LTE router. Rain is a mixed bag. Sometimes it is ok, most of the time it is crap. But we are just hanging on until fibre is available in our area. They are busy putting up poles and running fibre lines at the moment so in the next few weeks we can tell Rain to shove their crap and crap service up their collective a$sesDon't know why people still go for rain if a simple web search will reveal a myriad of complaints.
Sure it works well in some areas & horrendous in others.
Time will tell whether MTN will follow suit.
Most areas has backup power on tower unless they have been stolen. My tower runs at full speed during loadsheddingMy concern is that the equipment will be installed on a local MTN tower. What happens during load shedding? In my area during load shedding the signal strength drops and soon thereafter data is horrendous. I’m told this is due to batteries being stolen?
So would it be safe to assume that the same would occur with this solution, seeing as they are using the same MTN Infrastucture?
While I like the idea, the current situation of load shedding and the treasonous theft of the batteries means that I will have to stick with fiber for now.