For a while now ads have been thrown at me regarding Baicells products and I have ignored them. A few days ago I saw the promotion for one base station and CPE so I did some research.
Today I find myself extremely intrigued with the idea of moving to a licensed band and the promises that LTE are making. But a few things concern me:
My ISP currently uses MAC authentication with a billing software (VISP.net). Seems Baicells approach changes that. Is all CPE configuration done through an off network public facing web portal? Would this mean that my billing software will be separated and apart from my authentication mechanism?
My network (from PtP to PtMP) is all 5ghz and 100% Mikrotik. Is it safe to say that with a lower frequency at the PtMP level: Any link that I have now functioning at 5ghz will be accessible at 3.5ghz LTE (given that lower frequencies can travel further)? Whats the longest distance you have seen with this technology?
I recently fell in love with the RF Elements symmetrical horn antennas; are there any plans for the same antenna type with this technology? Key features being less of a footprint the tower (much smaller than the traditional sector) and also no collocation issues (I have symmetrical antennas less than 2 feet apart vertically with no issues).