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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Wireless: The Headache You Can\'t See...(WISP challenges and lessons learned...the hard way)
Meeting: NANOG43
Date / Time: 2008-06-02 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Room: Salon D/E
Presenters: Speakers:

Vikas Khanna, Covad Communications, Inc.

Vikas Khanna has over 10 years of experience in the IT/wireless industry. He started his career at NextWeb, Inc., a VC-backed Wireless Internet Service Provider based in Fremont, CA. As part of the founding team, Vikas was tasked with driving the Internet engineering strategy for the company. During his tenure, NextWeb grew to dominate its market segment, achieve national recognition as an Inc 500 company, and delivered a successful exit with the acquisition by Covad Communications in February 2006. Currently, Vikas holds the title of Director of Engineering for Covad Wireless and is responsible for ensuring successful execution of both the corporate and technology visions. Vikas also serves as a Board Member for the Lupus Foundation of Northern California in addition to also serving on advisory boards for start-up technology companies in the Silicon Valley. Vikas is married and enjoys traveling, golf, and executive/leadership development.
Abstract: The presentation focuses on operating challenges of a large US-based WISP. Focus areas will include: brief business case of why the WISP business is here to stay, wireless technology (what\'s available today to use), the challenges (deployment, RF spectrum management, technology (hardware itself), site issues (access/security) security, and environmental issues), and the lessons learned over the past 8 years... lastly, what we might be able to expect with WiMax (802.16d).
Files: pdfVikas Khanna Presentation(PDF)
Sponsors: None.

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    Krishnamurthy SubramanianNone; .
    Vishal ZinjuvadiaNone; .
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    Panelists:
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    Shrihari PanditBig Ape; .
    Lane PattersonEquinix; .
    Alex ReppenNYCNAP; .
    Akio SugenoNYIIX; .
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    Charlie GuckerOne Step; .
    Panelists:
    John SavageauAny2; .
    Shrihari PanditBig Ape; .
    Lane PattersonEquinix; .
    Alex ReppenNYCNAP; .
    Akio SugenoNYIIX; .
    Christopher QuesadaSwitch and Data; .
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    Moderators:
    Charlie GuckerOne Step; .
    Panelists:
    John SavageauAny2; .
    Shrihari PanditBig Ape; .
    Lane PattersonEquinix; .
    Alex ReppenNYCNAP; .
    Akio SugenoNYIIX; .
    Christopher QuesadaSwitch and Data; .
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    Moderators:
    Charlie GuckerOne Step; .
    Panelists:
    John SavageauAny2; .
    Shrihari PanditBig Ape; .
    Lane PattersonEquinix; .
    Alex ReppenNYCNAP; .
    Akio SugenoNYIIX; .
    Christopher QuesadaSwitch and Data; .
  • Panel: North American IXPs
    Moderators:
    Charlie GuckerOne Step; .
    Panelists:
    John SavageauAny2; .
    Shrihari PanditBig Ape; .
    Lane PattersonEquinix; .
    Alex ReppenNYCNAP; .
    Akio SugenoNYIIX; .
    Christopher QuesadaSwitch and Data; .
  • Panel: North American IXPs
    Moderators:
    Charlie GuckerOne Step; .
    Panelists:
    John SavageauAny2; .
    Shrihari PanditBig Ape; .
    Lane PattersonEquinix; .
    Alex ReppenNYCNAP; .
    Akio SugenoNYIIX; .
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    Charlie GuckerOne Step; .
    Panelists:
    John SavageauAny2; .
    Shrihari PanditBig Ape; .
    Lane PattersonEquinix; .
    Alex ReppenNYCNAP; .
    Akio SugenoNYIIX; .
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