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Wireless and Networking Month in Review for May 2020

India Morgan
11th June 2020

What happened in May?

Welcome to our Month In Review for May, where we’ll discuss recent events and updates from MS Distribution.

Get to Know Siklu Series

During April 2020 MS Distribution was appointed as an official Siklu distributor for the UK and Ireland, enhancing our portfolio with more high performance, carrier-grade options. p>

To follow on from the initial April announcement, we created the “Get to Know Siklu” Series, a handy collection of bite-sized articles to help you get to know our latest vendor. Whether you are interested in low-cost licensing or how to address your interference issues, we have covered all the essential information you need to know when considering Siklu for your networking needs. Below we have provided links to the available articles for you to take a look at:

Edition 1Achieve Big with a Lite Licence

Edition 2Addressing Your 5Ghz Interference Issues

Edition 3 – Easing Your Congestion Issues (coming soon)

On a related note, if you are interested in learning about IoT in the Gigabit World, and how far IoT has not only come but expanded, make sure you sign up for the Siklu IoT in the Gigabit World Webinar on 17th June 2020 at 11am EST. Register Now

RADWIN R-Planner Online Courses

Offering unrivalled speed and reliability, Radwin are the go-to manufacturer for fibre-like quality devices. During May, the vendor released a free, three-part R-Planner mini-course detailing all the key benefits of using the RADWIN R-Planner tool and how it could be used to ensure best utilisation of spectrum resources. Below you can find links to view the three recorded mini-courses, which we would highly recommend:

Session 1: An introductory radio planner and networking session for new RADWIN users. Watch Now

Session 2: Guidance for planning a PtP and PtMP network as well as addressing advanced features. Watch Now

Session 3: An in-depth coverage & frequency planning course, which introduces planning reports. Watch Now

Upcoming: 3.9-4.2 GHz Online Panel Session

Keep your eyes peeled as well for an upcoming event from RADWIN and MS Distribution in which we will be presenting an interactive online panel around the new 3.9-4.2 GHz band for the UK. If you want to save the date, it’s set to run on Wednesday July 8th at 11am. With plenty of opportunity to get your questions answered, plus hear from the experts, it will be one you don’t want to miss. Registration information will follow in the next week so keep an eye on your inbox.

Exploring the Teltonika RUT Range

With over 21 years’ experience in the industry, Teltonika offers a wide range of networking products that deliver reliable, secure and quick to deploy connectivity.

Their popular RUT range consists of compact, cost-effective, and powerful LTE routers that enable you to build a solid networking infrastructure. Advanced remote management capabilities also allow you to manage your estate of devices with ease. For more information view our Teltonika RUT Range Article

MikroTik May Product Updates

MikroTik has been hard at work developing new and innovative products. Take a look at our article which covers these latest product announcements, and why you should choose MikroTik for your connectivity needs. New products include the MikroTik hAP AC3 LTE6 Dual-Band Router with LTE Support, RouterBOARD Cloud Core Router CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS and the CRS326-24G-2S+IN Cloud Router Switch. Read our MikroTik Product Update Article here.
MikroTik hAP AC3 LTE6 Dual-Band Router with LTE Support

MikroTik hAP AC3 LTE6 Dual-Band Router with LTE Support

MikroTik’s hAP ac³ LTE6 kit features MikroTik’s newest CAT6 LTE modem. It enables carrier aggregation, allowing you to use the LTE connection with speed up to 300 Mbps and…

MikroTik RouterBOARD Cloud Core Router CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS

MikroTik RouterBOARD Cloud Core Router CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS

MikroTik’s CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS is a handy Cloud Core router that features 12 x 10G SFP+ and 2 x 25G SFP28 ports. Offering the most powerful single-core performance to date, the…

Ubiquiti May Product Announcements

Last month, Ubiquiti announced that they would be ending manufacture of the ES-8XP and PBE-5AC-500-ISO. These items have now been removed from their portfolio and are no longer available for purchase. Customers who were looking to purchase either of these products should contact our Sales team to discuss the best alternatives for their needs.

Ubiquiti Clearance Sale

We have a number of Ubiquiti products currently on sale, including the B-DB-AC and the IS-M5:

The B-DB-AC is a dual-band airMAX AC radio with dedicated Wi-Fi management. Covering both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, the Bullet AC can be deployed as part of a short or long-distance link. It can deliver up to 160+Mbps over 2.4GHz and 300+Mbps over 5GHz.


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The IsoStation M5 is a modular device with a die-cast aluminium base and interchangeable horn antenna for minimal side lobes and greater deployment options. The device ships with a 45° symmetrical horn as standard but this can be replaced with a 30° symmetrical horn or a 60° or 90° asymmetrical horn. A single button release feature makes it easy to change your antenna as required, making it easy to redeploy or upgrade your network.

Ubiquiti IsoStation M5 5GHz CPE

Ubiquiti IsoStation M5 5GHz CPE

Ubiquiti's IsoStation M5 is a modular device with a die-cast aluminium base and interchangeable horn antenna for minimal side lobes and greater deployment options. The device…

You can view the full list on our Clearance page.

Bringing Flexibility to the Forefront of Your Business with NOC-as-a-Service

Designed to meet your needs completely, NOC-as-a-Service is available on a sliding scale basis to ensure that your business is getting exactly the right level of service and resource to suit your budget and business requirements.

Since the launch of our NOC-as-a-Service offering, we have had some fantastic customer feedback and here is a reminder of what NOC-as-a-Service can do for your business.

  • Suits your budget regardless of the size
  • Supports existing network and processes
  • Highly flexible and will grow with your requirements

For more information on how this service could work for your organisation click to view our Dedicated NOC-as-a-Service Landing Page.

Thank you for taking the time to read our month in review article. If you have any queries or feedback regarding any updates, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team: +44 (0) 1295 266 277 or email [email protected]