WISPNOG ATTENDEE UPDATE VI - January 31, 2005 - EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS
The official WISPNOG website is located at http://www.wispnog.com. Below is
a quick update of the latest events relating to the upcoming WISPNOG
1. Early Registration Deadline Is Tomorrow - February 1, 2005
The Early Registration Deadline is TOMORROW. Make sure you get your
registrations in on time, or you'll be hit with a $100 price increase. With
a killer line-up of sessions, and some incredible coupon book offers,
WISPNOG is shaping up to be the PLACE TO BE for all WISPs.
2. WISPNOG - A Routed Conference.
As networks grow, a major decision facing operators on all levels is whether
to continue bridging their networks - or to find an appropriate mix of
integrating a routed architecture within their networks.
For the start-up, bridged networks provide several benefits, including ease
of installation and protocol transparency. However, such blissful ignorance
is shown only to continue indefinitely in the smallest of networks.
By bridging, or simply gluing the network together, devices initially
installed as "plug-and-play" in a small bridged network eventually evolve
into "unplug-and-pray" devices when troubleshooting is required in the
context of a larger network.
Like our broadband wireless networks, the license-exempt broadband wireless
industry has also experienced spectacular growth these past few years.
Unfortunately, it seems that the industry hasn't had the foresight to
properly "route" things out. The growing "buzz" around emerging wireless
technologies has resulted in nothing more for industry events than what
"community hippies" with Pringles cans and Best Buy Amplifiers have done to
license-exempt spectrum; an all-around increase in the general noise floor.
Independent Operators have been using license-exempt wireless technology for
over 10 years now, yet "technical" wireless symposiums are still filled
with "experts" spending 95% of a session teach us how to spell RF.
WISPNOG is a "routed" event; a high SNR symposium that cuts through the
"noise-floor" surrounding us. WISPNOG is for experienced operators; our
focused operator discussion forums bring experienced industry professionals
together to discuss and exchange ideas and solutions. In addition, we
provide this coupon book to ensure that your BUSINESS GETS DONE.
The WISPNOG Coupon Book, given to every registered WISPNOG attendee, offers
over $10,000 of savings on BWA infrastructure solutions. The WISPNOG Coupon
Book provides IMMEDIATE ROI for registered attendees by covering the cost of
attending WISPNOG through the Coupon Book Specials. The WISPNOG Coupon Book
guarantees that every registered attendee walks away from WISPNOG with a
solution to save them money.
We hope WISPNOG provides you with enough information to create a flurry of
ideas to carry home and share with your colleagues back in the office. With
the generous support of our advisors, our distinguished faculty of
panelists, our exhibitors, sponsors, media partners, and most importantly
you, a member of the vibrant, unwavering WISP community, I believe that we
have made WISPNOG the most timely and valuable symposium for Wireless
3. Additional WISPNOG Day-2 Discussion Track
The WISPNOG Organizational Committee is pleased to announce that due to
popular demand, we have added a second Day 2 discussion track. Focusing on
topics like Wholesale cross-selling WISP agreements, Layer 3 Routing &
Beyond, a Sellers' Perspective to WISP M&A perspective and VoIP, we have
been able to assemble panelists from industry leading companies like US
Wireless Online, Server Central Networks, Cache Networks, ImageStream, Appia
Communications, Cyber Broadcasting and Nufone.
4. WISPNOG Coupon Book
The WISPNOG Coupon Book, representing over $10,000 in potential savings on
WISP infrastructure, hardware & software solutions, has come to completion.
Some of the latest offerings include:
Registered WISPNOG attendees will receive a certificate valid for 5% off all
product purchases from Orthogon Systems.
Registered WISPNOG attendees will receive a certificate good 1 FREE HOUR of
Asterix VoIP Consulting
Registered WISPNOG attendees will receive a certificate good for
"Doubling your Bandwidth"
Dragonwave will automatically double the bandwidth on a AirPair 50 (50 Mbps)
to 100 Mbps.
Coupon offers do vary depending on the vendor, and are listed online at
WISPA - the Wireless Internet Service Provider's Association, is the only
Wireless Broadband Internet Access (BWIA) trade association owned and
operated completely by Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs).
In 2004, on voluntary labor alone, WISPA has been instrumental representing
the voice of the independent license-exempt WISP in front of the FCC by
organizing responses to the Notices for Proposed Rulemaking regarding
License-Exempt Operation in the 700 MHz UHF TV Broadcast and 3650-3700 MHz
Military Radar bands. Moving forward, the WISPA mission is to promote and
improve the WISP industry for the independent operator by establishing
official industry best practices and working to promote favorable legal and
CWLab provides all the expertise an organization needs to leverage the
latest in broadband wireless access technology and state-of-the-art business
practices into a powerful competitive advantage via its vendor-neutral
product testing, performance analysis and outsourced engineering support to
hardware manufacturers, operators and other consumers and providers in the
communication and networking industry. CWLab maintains the BWIA industry's
consumer product reviews site at http://www.wispreviews.com and acts as the
BWIA's Industry Watchdog by creating BWA Product Comparison Reports and
offering "CWLab Certified" benchmarking programs for manufacturer solutions.
CWLab's real-world solutions to ensure the success of independent operators
operating in the last mile arena via its objective vendor- reporting method
of "Telling the Good, Bad & Ugly as it Truly Is."
Vendor Neutral Technology Architects
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