What if I need more subscribers? Well glad you asked. You will notice that I used the word currently throughout this post. This is because in the current release of software for the Radwin 5000 is limited to a maximum aggregate capacity of 100 Mbps. However in 8/2011 Radwin will release a free firmware upgrade doubling the capacity of the base station to 200 Mbps. This is accomplished by increasing the maximum channel size to 40 MHz from the current limitation of 20 MHz. So by doubling capacity Radwin is essentially doubling the mbps/time slot figure, halving the number of time slots needed per SU and doubling the number of SUs supported per base station. If that is confusing here are the numbers you can expect.
12.8 Mbps / time slot
204.8 Mbps capacity per base station
10 Mbps SU = 1 time slots (max)
20 Mbps SU = 2 time slots (max)
50 Mbps SU = 4 time slots (max)
As you can see the Radwin 5000 changes the way we can design high throughput networks. Use the multiple point to points when you need more than 50 Mbps but below that the Radwin 5000 should come out more cost effective, easier to install and more efficient to manage.