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MUM Canada

This year Mikrotik User Meeting is being held at Markham Ontario Canada.

Join us for this 1 day event to share the latest developments news on Mikrotik products & solutions.

Register with us for registration & an invitation for lunch on the day.

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Mikrotik & Facebook

MIKROTIK ACCELERATES THE ADOPTION OF 60 GHZ TECHNOLOGIES WITH TERRAGRAPH

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?

https://mikrotik.com/product/CSS326-24G-2SplusRM

https://dl.ubnt.com/datasheets/unifi/UniFi_PoE_Switch.pdf

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

Mikrotik

  • 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.

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Changing site’s look

After launching the new site we had feedback from some of our partners that the color scheme is a bit heavy on the eyes.

So as always we listen & try to improve. We have now changed the color scheme to a lighter theme. Hope you this is easier on the eye.

Please let us have your views on the subject. Your participation is always appreciated.

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Arrival of Mikrotik’s CWDM Mux/Demux

Hi Everyone

Great News for all of you whom own or rented dark fiber over a large distance. Mikrotik’s 8 in 1 CWDM ( Coarse wavelength division multiplexing ) is here in store & it looks great. This means with very little investment you can increase your traffic over the same fiber 8 folds. The beauty of the solution is that it is passive with no power requirements & you can mix & match 1.25G traffic & 10G traffic on each individual wavelength.

The distance between the nodes as well as data throughput (1.25G or 10G) is driven by the CWDM SFP modules inserted. We currently have 40 km for 1.25G  & 10 km for 10G. However we will be bringing 1.25G upto 120 km & 10G upto 80 km in the near future. You would need to purchase the CWDM in a pair & also SFP modules of each color in pairs. The colors indicate the wavelength used; for example Green indicates 1530 nm & Brown is 1610 nm.