Ubiquiti NEXT Announcements

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The Ubiquiti NEXT Conference has concluded in Wynn, Las Vegas with a host of new products and upgrades for existing UBNT products. Ubqiuti’s conference has 4 main Themes, Spectrum Utilisation, Network Management, Tower Defensibility and WISP Market expansion. Each will be outlined below.

Spectrum Utilisation

In this section UBNT announced 2 new additions to the airMAX AC range.
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MikroTik User Meeting Venice 2014 – Presentation on QoS and Layer7

RonVeniceOnce again LinITX were in attendance at the European venue for MikroTik’s User Meeting.  Each year it gets larger with MikroTik stating that it was nearly the largest event so far, at approximately 1200 attendees. Ron Touw usually contributes to the meetings with a technical presentation and/or delivers Training in the days prior to the meeting to students from all over Europe who are keen to learn more about MikroTik and how they can use RouterOS to solve their networking needs.  On this occasion his presentation was on managing the every increasing demands placed upon ISPs to deliver ever more bandwidth as if there were no limit.
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Quality Of Service

We have been frequently asked to control a WISPs backhaul from excessive usage by a minority of their clients, which then in turn spoil the experience for the majority. In one case, a provider had a 200Mbps leased line and it was 100% saturated with Bit Torrent and Binary UUNet News downloading.  Possibly to drive the point home about how bad things had become, their Tech guy was calling me on one of their VOIP phones which kept dropping out. Once we looked at his config on his Mikrotik Router, we could quickly see why.
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