Our main office currently runs on an unreliable pair of bonded T1s in a somewhat remote area. Our lines have issues about 3 - 4 times a year (esp. after rain) which no one seems to be able to fix. Our only other option in our area is WiMAX.
What do I need to know about WiMAX in deciding whether to switch over? The last thing I'd want to do is switch to something even less reliable than our current setup. We're in Southern California so the weather here is pretty decent, though our area is mountainous and can have thick fog. We're about 5-6 miles away from the wireless tower with line of sight. Our office regularly maxes out our 3 megabits and we'd like to upgrade our line to 6 if we do this since WiMAX brings some cost savings as well.
Also, I was told that full duplex wimax is more expensive than half for the same data rate. What do I need to know about this? I was told that a full duplex WiMAX setup has the same bandwidth and latency, which makes it sound like full duplex isn't any better. What am I missing?
The services we use our T1s for are: 1. Web Browsing 2. Hosting some low traffic services like SVN and some small HTTP sites for internal use. 3. Remote Access via RDP and SSH 4. Bulk uploads via SFTP / RSYNC 5. Skype (but only a little bit).
We don't need VOIP, POTS is fine for us.