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Topic # 145472 19-May-2014 12:00
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I was reading this-http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WiMAX

And according to that Wimax supports speeds up to 1Gbps! So why doesn't Compass offer speeds higher than 10/3





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  Reply # 1047930 19-May-2014 12:02
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Ok dude, seriously, this is almost amounting to spam. Ask the provider. How many threads do you intend to start covering the (Basically) same material over and over. Time to take some responsibility for your own requirements and do some reading and research.

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  Reply # 1047956 19-May-2014 12:39
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Simple answer?

Because WiMAX isn't capable of anywhere near 1Gbps.



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1047971 19-May-2014 13:02
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While WiMAX can provide those sort of speeds, it depends on the amount of frequency that they lease from the governement.

 

 

The article talks about spectral efficency and that is defined in terms of bits/hertz. So the more frequency you rent, the faster the service you can offer (ignoring oversubscription considerations).

 

 

However, Compass will also need to divide up the leased frequency so that there are no overlaps otherwise the receiving antenna won't know which base station is talking to it. So a tower may have 60 degree antennas allows the same frequency to be used twice (e.g. on the antenna facing north and the one facing south) - but that means you have to divide the leased frequency up into 3 sub-bands to avoid the overlap. Once that is done you need to co-ordinate those three frequencies with the towers next to it and avoid frequency clashes. So you get smaller and smaller bands to operate in.

 

 

The 3.5 GHz frequency was divided up into 3.5 Mhz or 7 Mhz chunks so you can work out what is the maximum possible speed however I don't know what frequency the Compass WiMAX is using so can't offer anything more definative.

 

 

So yes the WiMAX technology could provide that speed if there was only one antenna using all the available frequency etc.

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  Reply # 1047977 19-May-2014 13:07
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Why doesn't my vacuum cleaner offer no loss of suction?

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  Reply # 1048001 19-May-2014 13:52
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Hi Firebreaker,

Thank you for your enquiry. 

If you read the answers provided by: 
networkn
sbiddle
wired
kiwikiwi (added in edit)

Then you will understand a few of the reasons as to why we are unable to offer faster than a 10/3Mbps offering.

If you have any further questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Kind regards,

Zach
Compass Wireless

P.S. Thanks to all users who contributed to this post.

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