Tales from the Towers Chapter 54: Point-to-Points to Ponder

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My timing hasn’t always been the greatest. I bought Google Earth Pro six weeks before they gave it away for free, I launched a data center with video streaming 10 days before 9-11, and my coupon for 1 free box of HoHo’s for every purchased box expired two days before I found it between the […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 53: It’s time to Point-to-Point out a few things

Over the last few months, it’s become painfully evident that the concept of government of the people, by the people, and for the people has morphed into government gives us the business, is run by business, and is there to serve business. The real power lies with the geriatric leaders of the House and Senate […]

Ubiquiti versus Ruckus Wireless: share price comparison

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The chart below shows the relative movement of the share prices of Ubiquiti (UBNT) and Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) between 9 June 2014 and 5 December 2014. Whereas the price of RKUS shares increased by 10.18 percent, UBNT lost 23.64 percent in the same period. Both companies have been adversely affected by poor economic conditions in […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 52: Ubiquiti vs. Cambium vs. Mimosa, the Final Chapter

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I need to wrap up the Cambium and Ubiquiti comparison so this is the end, at least for a while. Part of the reason is that a third player is now in the game, Mimosa, so things are changing. I know there are other companies out there like Bitlomat, Proxim, and Radwin, but they are […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 51: Once a Lobbyist, Always a Lobbyist – the Tom Wheeler Story

When Tom Wheeler was appointed to the head of the FCC, it was just another broken promise by the Obama administration to not put lobbyists into his government. The cellular and cable industry finally got their own boy to head the agency. Considering how much taxpayer money is confiscated from the taxpayer through the telecommunications […]

Lekki Wi-Fi network in Nigeria powered by Ubiquiti

A large Wi-Fi network has been deployed in Lekki, Nigeria by Tizeti Network, a wireless ISP whose goal is to create a “carrier Wi-Fi” network in Nigeria. The Lekki Wi-Fi network covers 5000 homes and an area of 9 square kilometres of Lekki Phase 1, an expensive gated community on Lekki Lagoon, east of Lagos. […]

Ubiquiti, Gowex hottest stocks in Wi-Fi space: can it continue?

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Check out the 1-year stock price movements of the following companies in the Wi-Fi space: Ubiquiti (UBNT), Gowex (BME:GOW), Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), Aruba (ARUN) and Boingo Networks (WIFI). Gowex and Ubiquiti outperform Boingo, Ruckus and Aruba by a huge margin. Ubiquiti makes wireless equipment, like Ruckus and Aruba (albeit Aruba focuses on the enterprise). But […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 49: Ubiquiti versus Cambium, Round 2

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One thing I’ve noticed is that the article comparing Ubiquiti and Cambium seems to be the most read of everything I’ve written (see Tales from the Towers Chapter 35: Ubiquiti versus Canopy/Cambium for WISPs). With the new ePMP from Cambium (and just this moment while I’m writing this, the PTP 650 announcement shows up in […]

Details about the Douglasville muni Wi-Fi project

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Last week I posted an article entitled “Is Google secretly funding large-scale Wi-Fi projects”. In the article, I pointed to two municipal Wi-Fi projects funded by Google, one in Pryor, Oklahoma and the other in Douglasville, Georgia. The Douglasville muni Wi-Fi network is an IPv6-enabled outdoor public Wi-Fi network funded by Google, which has a data […]

Tales from the Towers, Chapter 45: I’ll give you two 5s for 10

In this article, Rory Conaway argues why wireless ISPs should use the 10 GHz frequency for backhaul. He urges the FCC to open it up for unlicensed use. What if there were a new 500 MHz wide band of spectrum barely being used that wasn’t on anyone’s radar? What if that band already had equipment […]