Supersonic reveals its Air Fibre rollout plans and coverage areas

SlowInternet

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Collett said they have seen great interest for the product in suburbs where there was no fibre coverage. Surprisingly, most of these were located in major cities and not the small towns Supersonic had anticipated.

It is logic that there will be a greater number located in major cities that show interest because there are much more people staying in the cities. Smaller towns will always be the last to get any affordable and reliable internet.

There is a greater possibility that the population of South Africa will all be vaccinated and Covid lockdown will be ended before my town gets affordable and reliable internet.
 

blunt

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Cape town including the Winelands area? That's gonna take a while to roll out.
 

Sapphiron

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Is this just like a glorified wisp?
Yes

The reason this one can do good coverage, is because they have access to MTN towers.

Their tech is nothing special compared to the modern kit that WISPs are using.

This will likely be better than LTE and ADSL, but significantly worse than fibre.

The main thing to watch out for is oversubscription. They have about 700MB (best case) of bandwidth per 90 degree antenna, if they use 5:1 contention on last mile, then they can only sell 3.5GBit before overheads (very aggressive for wireless). That's not a whole lot when they are talking about 2000 customers per antenna.

Sounds like the accountants are designing the products, not the tech people and marketing is running with it. Later the tech people will get the blame for it not working.
 
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Joseph matane

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So Supersonic is planning to cover 600,000 homes by May next year, and single tower can connect 2000 subscribers "15KM radius coverage" this means Supersonic plan to roll out 300 & something sites within 12 months
 
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