Neil McDonald

Articles written for the Preseem blog.

How to Lower Network Latency and Improve QoE

How to Lower Network Latency and Improve QoE

Network Latency There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and subscribers complaining that their Internet service is slow. When ISPs receive those calls, the default reaction might be to suggest a plan upgrade to increase the speed (throughput) of the...

Measure & Proactively Manage AP Capacity, Airtime & RF Conditions

Measure & Proactively Manage AP Capacity, Airtime & RF Conditions

AP Capacity Planning and RF Management Made Easy Some aspects of RF management have long been considered a “dark art,” requiring specialized knowledge, years of experience, and a near-superhuman ability to juggle information from multiple tools. As you can imagine,...

What is QoE? A Look at Subscriber Quality of Experience for ISPs

What is QoE? A Look at Subscriber Quality of Experience for ISPs

What is QoE In the networking world, QoE stands for Quality of Experience. Specifically, this refers to the quality of service experienced by a subscriber, often simply called subscriber QoE. Examples of good subscriber QoE include: An internet that ‘feels fast,’ no...

WISPAMERICA 2022 Recap: Preseem in New Orleans

WISPAMERICA 2022 Recap: Preseem in New Orleans

WISPAMERICA 2022: Event Recap The Preseem team recently attended WISPAMERICA in New Orleans. We enjoyed it so much, we thought we’d tell you all about it in this WISPAMERICA 2022 recap! Held from March 14-17, the event was well organized once again by the Wireless...

WISPAMERICA 2022: Your Guide to What’s Happening

WISPAMERICA 2022: Your Guide to What’s Happening

It’s time for a little March break in the Big Easy. After a successful part-live, part-virtual event in 2021, WISPAMERICA is back with an in-person conference in New Orleans, March 14-17. With more than 1,000 attendees expected and over 100 vendors showcasing their...

How Active Queue Management Keeps Web Traffic Flowing to Improve QoE

How Active Queue Management Keeps Web Traffic Flowing to Improve QoE

Are you receiving support calls about multiple devices slowing the internet down in the home? Active Queue Management (AQM) protects internet-connected devices from each other to keep traffic flowing, ensure a good quality of experience for subscribers, and generate...

Fixed Wireless Year in Review 2021

Fixed Wireless Year in Review 2021

The Year in Review Well, that’s another eventful year (almost) in the books. There were some huge stories in the fixed wireless world in 2021, including major broadband funding announcements related to the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence of strong industry growth, and an...

Fixed Wireless Glossary – Acronyms and Terms to Know!

Fixed Wireless Glossary – Acronyms and Terms to Know!

Fixed Wireless Glossary and Common Terms OMG, we all know the feeling. It’s TFW someone in a meeting or conversation starts using acronyms or terms that you’re not familiar with and, instead of simply saying IDK what you mean, you smile and nod as the sweat starts...

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