Cambium Networks: Connecting the Unconnected

Cambium Networks: Connecting the Unconnected

Atul Bhatnagar, President & CEO, Cambium NetworksAtul Bhatnagar, President & CEO
The formation of Cambium Networks was based on the promise of connecting devices, people and places. Today, the company has spearheaded the vision and become a global provider of wireless broadband solutions for connecting the unconnected. Cambium Networks has a plethora of products for Wireless LAN (WLAN), point-to-point (PTP) connectivity and point-to-multipoint (PMP) broadband access that are managed by cloud-based management software. These allow customers to build powerful communications networks that reach users up to a range of 200 kilometers across varied terrains, from mountaintops down to their edge devices.

However, the road to success was not easy. Atul Bhatnagar, CEO of Cambium Networks, says, “Simplifying the complexities in deploying wireless technology remains a concern for organizations today. This is followed by wireless being affected by Radio Frequency (RF) noise, weather conditions, and signal interference, making it more dynamic and non-deterministic.” Cambium Networks’ cnPilot addresses these challenges by providing a complete indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi solution. It also allows service providers to use the public Wi-Fi, with high performance and ease of operation and deployment.

The company also offers breakthrough connectivity solutions through its ePMP platform, imbibed with innovative GPS sync technology. Built on a legacy of field-proven technology, ePMP is a groundbreaking platform assuring optimal long-term performance for all. The ePMP networks combine ease of deployment, scalability and quality of service to build strong and sustainable business models, even for low ARPU customers. In addition, the ePMP product line offers ePMP Elevate software—which when installed on the 802.11n based client hardware increases its performance and lifespan. “The idea is to ‘elevate’ the existing wireless hardware of the client for better performance, thereby eliminating the need to invest in new hardware,” says Bhatnagar.

Offering products and solutions of phenomenal quality at affordable prices to customers will always be the top priority for Cambium Networks

The efficiency of Cambium Networks’ wireless products and solutions has been acknowledged by customers as well. Endeavour Africa Group, a leading provider of surveillance solutions in Africa, mentions how Cambium Networks was instrumental in transforming a video surveillance plan for a campus having three factories and a perimeter of 6 KM into reality. The cameras deployed by the Endeavour Group were capable of providing efficient coverage but demanded an extremely reliable LAN connection. Cambium Networks’ ePMP wireless broadband distribution networks were placed at each of the factory locations to cover 75 surveillance camera units, using multiple access points. As a consequence, each camera unit was able to transmit 10 Mbps of data to an access point in a hassle-free manner to a high-resolution screen, thereby demonstrating the high degree of scalability, reliability and security that Cambium Networks products and services can offer. The company views these as factors that have differentiated it from all its competitors. Needless to say, this has been acknowledged by customers, too.

Cambium Networks intends to maintain its focus on customer satisfaction. “Offering products and solutions of phenomenal quality at affordable prices to customers will always be the top priority for Cambium Networks,” states Bhatnagar. As far as engaging the customers is concerned, Bhatnagar does not forget to acknowledge the role of Cambium’s channel partners. “Channel partners understand customer demands well and are responsible for nearly 95 percent of our global sales,” he said. Expanding channels by entering the untapped markets of the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South America, and Asia are featured prominently on the company’s roadmap. “Geographical expansion, continuous focus on affordability, and innovation, with new and emerging technologies, will always be our focus,” concluded Bhatnagar.

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Cambium Networks Announces New ePMP Force 300 Fixed Wireless Broadband Solutions

ROLLING MEADOWS - Cambium Networks, (NASDAQ: CMBM) a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today announced new ePMP wireless broadband solutions to provide reliable and affordable connectivity. Three new subscriber modules provide more choice for network operators to create purpose-built networks that meet throughput needs while performing in noisy and harsh environments. These new additions to the ePMP portfolio extend wireless connectivity options for service providers, enterprise and industrial operators deploying connectivity with Cambium Networks' Wireless Fabric portfolio of connectivity solutions.

"Wireless service providers and enterprises are challenged to provide reliable connectivity and higher data rates or service plans as spectrum becomes increasingly scarce," said Sakid Ahmed, Vice President of ePMP Business, Cambium Networks. "These new subscriber modules leverage advanced 802.11ac Wave 2 System on Chip solutions expand the ePMP 3000 portfolio by offering small form factor short distance subscriber modules, a mid-gain panel antenna-based solution for point-to-point (PTP) and a ruggedized option with 4.9 GHz support in the public safety markets. Network operators can continue to leverage 4x4 MU-MIMO with ePMP 3000 as the access point (AP) and compatibility with ePMP 1000 & 2000 access points.

Force 300-13 is well-suited for short links in applications like the transport of CCTV video surveillance or short urban internet connectivity. The module supports 20, 40 and 80 MHz channel sizes and modulations up to 256 QAM. The unit has a small form factor and a 13 dBi integrated panel antenna that makes an ideal deployment in space constrained locations or where aesthetics are paramount.

Force 300-19 is used for medium range links and is useful for operators that prefer a panel antenna form factor vs. a dish form factor. The panel antenna is ideal for locations that are inappropriate for dish antennas while providing similar performance.

Force 300-19R – with a similar form factor to the Force 300-19, the 300-19R is useful for large enterprise, government and industrial applications with ruggedization weather proofing. This module also features the addition of narrow 5 and 10 MHz channel sizes for PTP applications making it especially useful in the 4.9 GHz licensed frequency band.

These three new ePMP Force 300 products join the Force 300-16 and Force 300-25 to provide a complete suite of subscriber radios to address a broad range of network operator applications. Network operators can rapidly design high reliability links with the free LINKPlanner Release 5.1 software, model network coverage in cnHeat, and monitor performance and manage the network with the free cnMaestroend-to-end management system.