Welcome to the Cambium Networks WISP Consultant page
What is it about? Cambium recognizes that running a WISP is more than just picking the right radio solution. It is about running a business, worrying about installation efficiency, billing, provisioning of new users, marketing of your services and last but not least keeping the middle of the night support calls to a minimum. While focusing on developing affordable and reliable wireless solutions Cambium is embarking on a new mission to be the founding sponsor of a WISP consulting group. Cambium’s mission is to help bring a group of industry experts together across a multitude of areas and together with this group offer an avenue to consult and learn from each other.
Experienced Network Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Skilled in Network Administration, Firewalls, Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP), Routers, and Voice over IP (VoIP).
I started when I was 13 years old, that’s when I started my first BBS. Been in the (w)ISP industry ever since. That was way back in 1991! Since then, I have grown, started Link Technologies, Inc., and have hired some of the best industry consultants that are out there.
I have been a MikroTik Certified Trainer since the first year of the program, I have my MikroTik, Microsoft, Cisco, IPv6, Cambium and several other certifications. I have also received two WISPA Presidents Awards and currently serve as a WISPA Board Member. We have been extremely active n the WISP community.
As far as consulting, I have been a WISP owner and business owner as well have heard many stories from WISPA and other groups. I know what is required to make a successful WISP, furthermore, I know what it takes to get the job done. I routinely work with WISPS with BGP setups, MPLS/VPLS configurations, IPv6 routing, traffic management, and queuing. I have basically done it all!
Give me a call at 314-735-0270 or toll free at 866-620-0074 and myself and my team can provide a solution to your network needs.
Link Technologies, Inc.
We started in 2006, as a two-man shop, selling hardware solutions and providing routing and engineering support. Today we have a number of consultants in-house, we have developed products for the WISP industry, and sell all of the major brands of hardware including Cambium, Netonix, MikroTik, Ubiquiti, Wade, Mimosa and many others. We are a one-stop shop for business consulting, network engineering, and hardware for many (w)ISPs.
We have developed Powerlink’s, these are small battery units with POE out and WIFI access point in them to give to your installers, no longer they are tied to a cable or POE injector, just plug one in and go. We also developed TowerCoverage.com, everyone needs to know where their EPMP radios cover, this can do that, plus provide lead generation from your website, fiber mapping and a whole lot more.
Our engineers are some of the best in the industry, we are not a one-man shop, so that we can serve you, the customer better. Give us a call at 314-735-0270 or visit our website at www.linktechs.net for more information on our consulting services, as well as all of our hardware options.
From building dial-up systems in the 90’s to building scalable, highly available and redundant networks for the pharmaceutical, financial, and public sectors today, Willie Howe has the experience and knowledge to design, implement, and secure the most demanding networks. After configuring his first point to point Aeronet solution in 2000, Willie knew wireless was the way forward. Fast forward to today and he’s deployed everything from fixed wireless across cities to guest WiFi and hotels and shopping malls. Willie currently supports several WISPs as clients and is helping them to transform and evolve their networks to meet the demands of customers as technology changes and develops.
Willie is now working on completing his CISSP and believes that security needs to baked into every solution deployed.
Justin Wilson is an ISP veteran with over 25 years in the Internet Service Provider (ISP) field. Justin has started and managed dial-up, wireless, cable, and fiber ISPs. Just started with BBS systems in the early 1990s and soon after that went to work as specialist for a dial-up ISP during the days of 56k modems. Here, Justin was introduced to wireless technology in 1999 with a point to point link from a telephone central office to their tech support office. This increased the bandwidth to the office from a whopping 1.5 meg t-1 to 10 megs. Justin went on to be the first one to bring high speed wireless to his county in 2004 utilizing Motorola Canopy and Waverider gear.
In 2006 Justin started working with Steve Narducci to create a WISP in the Anderson, Indiana area. This network grew to over 2000 subscribers in less than 3 years before being sold. In 2010 Steve and Justin created another wisp called ZigWireless and grew that to close to 2000 subscribers before selling in 2013. Since 2006 Justin has been an active WISP consultant.
Justin holds certifications from Mikrotik, Cisco, Comtrain, and others. Cambium ePMP certification is his latest industry certification. He has been a speaker and presenter at several WISPA shows in addition to other trade organizations. Justin has been a co-author on several white papers regarding Internet technologies. In 2012 Justin received the Knights of the Black tie award from WISPA. Justin is a regular participant in “The BrothersWISP podcast” as well as an active blogger at www.j2sw.com.
Justin is the CEO of MTIN.NET LLC, a consulting firm specializing in ISP and enterprise markets. MTIN offers Data Center services, bandwidth, hosting, and consulting services to network operators. Justin is also a managing partner of MidWest Internet Exchange (www.midwest-ix.com)”
I began my ISP career in 2001 as a network administrator for a dialup ISP. In order to meet customers needs for higher bandwidth, I designed and successfully implemented our area’s first Wireless ISP. In my early professional years, I worked as a network administrator, wireless installer, software developer, and network operations analyst. Later I moved on to technical director and business owner, which has equipped me to provide top to bottom consulting to my clients.
I began to become influential in the WISP industry in 2011 by following and contributing to multiple message boards and forums. For years I worked hard to daily provide multiple best answers to the hardest questions that I could find. This dedication resulted in an unexpected demand for consulting services both domestically and internationally, due in large part, to people running across my answers while looking for solutions.
I have continued deepening and widening my knowledge in the WISP industry by building and strengthening WISPs all around the world through consulting. My focus as a WISP consultant is “developing profitability”. The ePMP product line has helped me, more than any other product, deliver on my my promise to develop profitability for WISP’s all around the world. It is truly an honor to be recognized by Cambium as a Wireless Professional.
Who can join?
Industry recognized consultants across the various areas of a WISP business are welcome to join the consultant group.