Thanks Kent. Really nice use-case write-up. This is new ground for a lot of us and it’s really good to get some real-life feedback that’s not part of Mimosa’s marketing collateral.
I’m curious as to what the uptake is like and whether you are running against stiff competition (cable/fibre/dsl @ what speed)? I can’t quite tell, but by the looks of things in the pictures you have an A5 for quite small clusters of homes (20-30?) and those installs (A5+MetroLinq+Cisco) can’t be cheap.
I think there is some question and challenges around AP hosting on customer premises that no-one yet knows the answers to, simply because this is a new model and it hasn’t been encountered. Like if the customer moves house, or they no-longer want to host the antenna, or they default on mortgage, or die, etc…
I’m personally looking at this for a more dense sub-urban environment - ~1,000 dwellings per km2 where I am facing fibre competition, albeit expensive in comparison. My plan is to have 2 or 3 close neighbours all hosting AP’s so I can load balance, and have customers fail-over to another adjacent AP should one go down, or the host wants it removed. But can’t even think of that until GPS comes along.
@riesling - have you seen the planner on cloud.mimosa.co? It’s no substitute for real experience, but it has a PtMP planning mode where it does give some idea of the A5’s range given different attenuation scenarios.