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    Hello Sir,

    I was searching for setting up a WISP based out of Rishikesh.
    I have been searching about it and talked to a bunch of ISP to provide bandwidth for us.
    We will be setting up a man back bone tower and may be 2-3 Access Point towers.

    We are thinking of setting back bone in Naredra Nager as it will have clear LOS to most of rishikesh+surrounding area (Jollygrat etc)
    Then we can setup some more where there is no LOS in rishikesh.
    I am planning to use Rocket M5 + sector Antenna ( 5-6 pairs) as AP and AirGrid M5 as CPE.
    But I am not sure about the range and bandwidth capability of these.I have read the spec sheet but still need an expert view.
    It would cost us 20K/month for 10 MBPS 1:1. How many users can we server with it and how much speed (in speed-test ) we can provide to those. It is understood that it will be unlimited but i don't understand then why ISP use capping.


    Sorry if I have asked way too many questions
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    anyone?
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    What is your question? Please post specific questions if you want specific to the point replies.

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    I am planning to use Rocket M5 + sector Antenna ( 5-6 pairs) as AP and AirGrid M5 as CPE.
    But I am not sure about the range and bandwidth capability of these.I have read the spec sheet but still need an expert view.
    Que: Are these equipment better suited for the job? What is the maximum bandwidth I can achieve on CPE and AP's. What is the max distance.
    Note : I have an connection from such an ISP, my plan is 1 mbps (100Kbps downloading) and AP is about 20 KM far.


    It would cost us 20K/month for 10 MBPS 1:1. How many users can we server with it and how much speed (in speed-test ) we can provide to those..
    Que : How many users we can serve with 10MBPS leased line with minimum 1 MBPS speed?

    Que: I don't understand then why ISP use capping when they have unlimited line for themselves (I assume they are not charged per GB as customers do)?

    Thanks

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    Que: Are these equipment better suited for the job? What is the maximum bandwidth I can achieve on CPE and AP's. What is the max distance.
    No body can answer that from memory. Those specifications are mentioned for each product by the company itself and if your order is large enough then a dealer would actually set up test for you to see yourself.

    Que : How many users we can serve with 10MBPS leased line with minimum 1 MBPS speed?
    If you will be providing pure unlimited then not more then 22-25 1mbps connections on a 10mbps line. If there is going to be a data cap or a FUP then that number could go upto to 50-60 may be more depending upon what plans you set up. It is all about user management.

    Que: I don't understand then why ISP use capping when they have unlimited line for themselves (I assume they are not charged per GB as customers do)?
    Having a cap ensures that customers wont leave torrents running 24/7 or some other scripts that use the max connection speed all the time. Having a FUP or cap on data enables an ISP to serve more customers with the same amount of bandwidth.

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    Thanks for replying.

    I meant about the genral specification . I will not playing to serve anyone above 5 MBPS. So that is what i want to know. Specification says 150 MBps for Rocket M5. what does it mean?
    does that mean a total of 30 users consuming 5MBps can be attached to a client?

    Second if 10Mbps will serve 22-25 users getting 1 mbps unlimited ( most of ISP here does the same for about 1000 Rs) , that mean for serving 100 clients i will need minimum 35-40 mbps line (assuming 75 % are 1 mbps and some are higher may be 2-3-4 mbps) ?

    i got the FUP part thank you.

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    The numbers I posted above were just for example sake. It would be better to speak to a cable operator and ask what they are doing and managing plans. It would also depend a lot on what other ISPs operate in the area and the price plans they offer. Finding a balance is what you want to do. Best to have a look at a running set up instead of making wild guesses.

    The equipment you are asking about is made by Ubiquity networks and they have a dedicated forum for support. You can find out answers for such questions by posting a thread at their official support forum.

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