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Mikrotik enters consumer Market

Ever since Market launched their router hardware & software combined products in the global market place their main audience has been system integrators & service providers with extensive knowledge of routerOS.

That approach still continues for the higher end equipment but Mikrotik have now decided to make a substantial inroad in to consumer market. By introducing the Home App their CPE (customer premises equipment) to allow the consumer to easily configure their home routers & APs with little to no networking know-how.

Who said Mikrotik has to be complicated ?

With the launch of MikroTik Home app any beginner can get started in a few super-simple steps. Home & SOHO users can take control of their CPE device. This application allows service providers & system integrators to introduce Mikrotik CPEs to a much larger audience.

The Android version is currently available & the iPhone App will be available summer 2021. For more information please click below:

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Mikrotik GPEN concept

Innovative Access Network Solution for Internet Service Providers

GPEN (Gigabit Passive Ethernet Network) Concept


Cut costs, not speed – forget about the expensive GPON!
This is the cheapest way for any ISP to deliver high-speed internet to individual apartments.

The 100 meter limitation of Ethernet cable in data networking enabled the advent of GPON concept . This was specially exciting for large or tier 1 service providers with huge resources to deliver service to multi-dwelling subscribers in a relatively low cost manner using fiber.

However Mikrotik have found an innovative & extremely low cost method to use the available CAT 5/6 cabling found in many buildings to deliver fast Internet service to multi-dwelling subscribers at a fraction of the cost of GPON. This would enable smaller ISPs to deliver similar service as GPON with much smaller cost, immediate implementation & use the current infrastructure.

To fully understand how the GPEN concept works please visit below link for a comprehensive presentation.

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Mikrotik’s 54 port switch


The CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+RM is an awesome performer in the world of switches. This switch has all the features & capabilities of a layer 3 router with superb switching features at below USD 500 price mark. There are a number of 48 port switches at this price point; however this powerful switch has 48 x 1G RJ45 ports and 4 x 10G SFP+ ports. There are also 2 x 40G QSFP+ ports for extremely fast fiber connections or linking with other 40 Gbps devices. The total non-blocking throughput is 168 Gbps, switching capacity is 336 Gbps and the forwarding rate reaches 235 Mpps. Similar price point switches have less than half of CRS354 non-blocking throughput capacity & one third of the packet forwarding capability.

amazing price performance for the enterprise, data centers ………..

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Mikrotik 10G copper port switch


Our swift CRS312-4C+8XG-RM has been featured in a Linus Tech Tips video. The famous tech blogger with more than 9 million Youtube subscribers found this switch to be the perfect solution for 10G networking in his home, where tremendous amounts of content are stored and managed each day.

The CRS312-4C+8XG-RM is a truly unique product, as it features 8 x 10G RJ45 Ethernet ports and 4 x 10G combo ports that can be used either as 10G RJ45 Ethernet or 10G SFP+.

More information about CRS312-4C+8XG-RM here

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Mikrotik & Facebook


Mikrotik 60 Ghz solution

Riga, Latvia – MikroTik is announcing a collaboration with Facebook to build high-speed connectivity solutions with Terragraph, helping to accelerate the adoption of 60 GHz fixed wireless access technologies to deliver gigabit services and connect more people, faster. The 60 GHz band allows high-speed broadband connectivity in urban or suburban areas, complementing existing fiber.

The 802.11ay standard aims to boost the performance of Wi-Fi technology and is one element of Terragraph technology. It works in the 60 GHz spectrum and is a millimeter-wave, multi-node wireless backhaul system optimized to bring high-speed internet connectivity to dense urban areas. It uses multi-point multi-hop wireless technology based on client and distribution nodes designed for installation on urban mounts, such as lamp posts and streetlights.

Empowered by gigabit-per-second speeds, this new family of solutions provides wire-equivalent latencies enabling new and exciting gaming and entertainment experiences such as 4K streaming, virtually lag-free mobile screen-casting to an entertainment system and truly immersive wireless virtual and augmented reality experiences, all while providing high power efficiency to significantly extend battery life.  

John Tully, CEO of MikroTik comments: “Our collaboration with Facebook will bring more 60 GHz technologies to market, increasing broadband penetration and enabling operators to reduce their costs for last mile access. The Terragraph cloud controller and architecture coupled with MikroTik low cost and low power consumption technologies will help promote gigabit broadband connectivity growth.”

Dan Rabinovitsj, Facebook’s vice president of Connectivity, said, “We’re excited to welcome MikroTik to the ecosystem of companies developing high-speed connectivity systems based on Terragraph. With Terragraph, our goal is to collaborate with ecosystem partners to enable operators to deliver cost-effective gigabit-speed wireless connectivity at scale to their customers.”

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Open Networking

With the arrival of new cloud based applications; user demands for faster & more sophisticated data requirements as well as soon to be launched 5G communication; demand for faster & higher capacity switches are driving demand & will play an important role in development of next generation networks.

The traditional manufacturers such as CISCO, Juniper, HP & Huawei……. Intend to keep equipment aggregated so as a switch hardware & software are bonded together as a proprietary box to monopolize & manipulate the customer & market. Centralized & aggregated switching works best to manipulate customers.

We advocate Open switching standards & open switching OS installed on non-propriety hardware platform in an effort to de-aggregate the switch from it’s software. This in turn enables application development on top of the OS bringing innovative solutions at a fraction of aggregated switch cost.

Edgecore Networks are at forefront of delivering open networking & bare-metal hardware to the enterprise as well as data centers.

We invite you to take a look at this presentation for SDN (Software Defined Networking) simple illustration.

Edgecore Network Corporation
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CSS326-24G-2S+RM performance

Everyone needs to standardize their charts. How does the CSS326-24G-2S+RM compare to something like the Ubiquiti US-24-250w  in switching performance?

In looking at those, it appears the

Ubiquiti is

  • Non-Blocking Throughput: 26 Gbps

  • Switching Capacity: 52 Gbps

  • Forwarding Rate: 38.69 Mpps

and the


  • Non-Blocking Throughput: 33 Gbps

  • Switching Capacity: 67 Gbps

  • Forwarding Rate: 65 Mpps

This 3rd party comparison shows a Mikrotik below US$200 switch outruns Ubiquiti over US$350 switch.