Hello fellow WISP's... we are VERY excited to be launching our latest backbone. This will be our first 100% Mimosa-powered design. The backbone will cover 70.4 miles and 7 hops from our fiber source to the end. It will ultimately tie into another backbone for an effective wireless loop design. My experience so far is that we will be able to deliver 200-400 Mbps down (depending on the channel size, etc.) and about 100-150 up along this backbone. We've had good results with the first two hops of this backbone so far and the GPS sync works great. We should be able to optimize a channel strategy along this path that delivers great bi-directional bandwidth.
Would anyone else be willing to share their success stories about Mimosa backbones? I'm a bit concerned about the latency stackup and this backbone will ultimately be shortened to about 50 miles (five hops) in a later phase. We are prepared, however, to accept a bit higher latency in exchange for good quality bandwidth. We can't wait to see how this works and we hope to report good things by the middle of September or earlier.
Any feedback, suggestions, etc. regarding your backbones would be appreciated. Has anyone chained more than 7 hops together with this equipment yet? Challenges? Successes?
Thanks in advance for your information.