The primary reasons in my view… “–>”
–> 25dBi antenna vs 20dBi (minor difference, but it’s more than 3db so it can matter)
–> IP67 va IP55
–> Collocation vs none
Dual Link vs single
TDMA-FD vs no TDMA-FD
–> 4x4 vs 2x2 MIMO
–> 20/40/80 dual vs 20/40/80 single channel widths
8deg beam width vs 14deg
–> 20w radio vs 15w
Load Balancing vs none
GPS vs none (only applies really for TDMA Collocation)
I have a site that’s 1.5km, and I get a solid connection as just over 1gb thru the connection, so, call that 500mb both ways since the numbers usually shown are aggregate My physical speeds show as 1.733gb. In heavy weather I’ve never noted it below 1.040gb physical.
My B5-lite – not even close to .5km… 867 physical, and 520 true.
On my B5’s I can change a channel on the fly if needed and not lose the link. On B5-Lite, you will lose the link.
The office I have using the B5’s in this example have 26 computers connected, as well as a voice link and a few printers to top off the cake.
They use some top heavy thick client applications as well as the usual array or low traffic applications.