cloud4WISP is a cloud system for WISPs that automates the management of the business and the management of the network. cloud4WISP is a computer system that has two parts, the Cloud and the access control gateway. The cloud4WIAP cloud account provides all the management features and the WISP pays a subscription to maintain an account with cloud4WISP. An access control gateway installed in the network between the subscribers and the wholesale data circuit. The access control gateway receives instructions from cloud4WISP to control the Internet access and apply the rate plan chosen by each subscriber. The administrator and staff use the cloud4WISP Cloud to add subscribers, bill subscribers and to manage the network. The Cloud account can manage many gateways that are installed at different locations and can manage an ulimited number of subscribers. The features page describes all the benefits for the WISP owner.
cloud4WISP costs only 5% to 10% of the cost of cloud WISP management systems because it is built using an advanced distributed processing technology. Older technology WISP management cloud systems program a router for access control and the cloud communicates constantly for each transaction. This cost saving is passed on to the customer in the form of a very low monthly subscription charge.
The cloud4WISP Cloud provides the billing, subscriber management and network supervision functionality required by a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) business.
The cloud4WISP Cloud communicates with the cloud4WISP access controller that is installed in the network between the subscribers and the wholesale Internet circuit to manage the flow of subscriber data traffic. An cloud4WISP Cloud account can manage multiple cloud4WISP access controllers concurrently for WISP’s that have more than one network operations center (NOC), or else want to install access control at each PtMP tower. There is no limit to the number of subscribers that can be managed by a free cloud4WISP Cloud account.
WISP’s will be surprised to learn that there is no monthly charge to use the cloud4WISP Cloud as the service is included with the purchase of each cloud4WISP access controller.
The diagram illustrates how the staff roles interface with the cloud4WISP Cloud functions, and how the Cloud communicates with the cloud4WISP access control gateway.
The only criteria for the access control computer is that it must have an Intel compatible CPU, 32 or 64 bits and it must have two Ethernet ports of 1Gb/s, one for the LAN and one for the WAN. Any type of x.86 computer can be used for the access control. The WISP can use an old computer because even a slower processor can handle the traffic for a few hundred subscribers.
The WISP can purchase a high performance ex-data center server for less then $200 which will be sufficient to manage several thousand subscribers.
The wisp can purchase a new industrial computer for under $300 that is robust and can be installed at a tower site to connect directly to an Internet wholesale service at the tower.
cloud4WISP has no limit to the number of PC computer gateways that can be added to the cloud4WISP account, there is no charge for the gateway. This means that the WISP can have any type of network design. For example, the WISP can install a Starlink antenna at each wireless tower to provide access for the subscribers.
Install your first point-to-multipoint (PtMP) wireless access point on a tall building or a tower that has easy access to an Internet connection. It is important that prospective customers have line of sight access to the PtMP wireless antenna.
Install your PtMP antenna on a tall building.
Or install your PtMP antenna on a tower.
Connect the point-to-multipoint (PtMP) wireless access point to the cloud4WISP access control computer LAN port and then connect the access control computer WAN port to your Internet circuit. Begin providing a service to customers by installing a client premise equipment (CPE) wireless at the customers premises to connect with your PtMP antenna.
Add more PtMP antennas. Get a fast Internet circuit installed at your Network Operations Center (NOC) and connect the towers back to the NOC with point-to-point (PtP) wireless antennas.
If you don’t have access to a landline Internet circuit cloud4WISP will connect to a satellite antenna so that you can sell the Internet service to your customers. Get a geo-stationary satellite antenna (eg. HughesNet) or a low earth orbit satellite antenna (eg. Starlink).
cloud4WISP has a very special FREE offer for anyone who wants to start a WISP business, or has a WISP and wants to grow the business. This book explains how to start and manage a successful business. The contents summary is listed below. Go to the support page and request your eBook.