The small cpe is limited to 1gbps, while that is a lot, it isn’t any more than the existing 60ghz offerings from existing manufacturers. Also the stated max distance is equal to or less than current offerings at a price that is 3-5 times higher than existing offerings.
The long range cpe has a stated max distance that is less than existing offerings. Maybe they are understating it somewhat but the fact it doesn’t support the higher frequencies is definitely going to hinder distance. Also, I have concerns about the form factor. The fact it’s shaped like a snow shovel could be an issue come winter. It does support 802.11ay and higher throughputs however, but is it worth the premium they have listed it for? All things taken into account, I just don’t know.
The AP radio seems very sophisticated from a technical standpoint but the price point caught my attention. That’s going to be a hard pill to swallow. It will have its use cases but the way everything has played out, not as many as I had hoped.
Well before the cnwave was released I asked if we could expect PMP or ePMP type prices and they said ePMP. Which makes sense since these are based on 802.11 and the other vendor’s 60ghz 802.11 gear is priced accordingly, but obviously that is not the case with cnwave.