Hi. We are currently using older (non-Cambium) gear and we are evaluating moving to Cambium. We have a few test deployments and we like what we see.
However, if we start providing clients with more and more speed, our internet connection will become more and more congested - unless we have beter methods of bandwidth shaping. From a business-plan standpoint, we are leaning towards implementing quotas, and I'm looking to this Community for advice on how to do that. :)
When we look at our overall usage on any given month, about 5-6% of our users consume 33-42% of our data. That of course means that the other 94-95% of our clients have to share the other 58-66% of the left over data. That 94% of the user base are under 100 GB per month - most of them are way under 100 GB. The 6% which is over 100 GB tend to also be WAY over - 300, 400, 500 GB per month.
On our older (non-Cambium) gear, the built in bandwidth shaping was a bit more flexible than Cambium has in the ePMP. We could put a max speed, and a "fall-back" speed, so that the clients could get burst speeds of a certain amount, but could get a different speed on a longer sustained download or upload if we wanted. It wasn't perfectly flexible enough to be a ''quota'' system, but it was OK. On the ePMP we only have a ''rate'' and that's that - so we're looking for a Monthly (or weekly or whatever) quota solution.
So - I'm looking for technical solution suggestions for something that can allow "X GB per Y time period, and then slow to a different speed". Something like "100 GB / month, and then limit to 1 Mbit per second past that".
Rather than me trial-and-erroring every device and program out there, I thought I'd ask here first. :) I appreciate any suggestions anyone can make. Thank you. :)