Cambium Networks, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, announced new connectivity solutions to enable network operators to meet the rapidly growing demand for streaming video and high throughput. “Internet connectivity is essential for the modern household,” said Daryl Schoolar, Principal Analyst, Ovum. “Operators’ wireless access networks need to provide support for more than just a high-speed data connection. These networks need to support various consumer applications with streaming video being at the forefront.”
“Cambium Networks continues to invest in developing connectivity solutions that extend and enrich the ‘wireless fabric’ network,” said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Cambium Networks. “Our latest developments provide affordable, reliable connectivity to extend connectivity to new areas and distribute signal to multiple locations and also provide complete indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi access.”
Gigabit point-to-point backhaul
With up to 1.36 Gigabit throughput capacity, the PTP 550 provides the capacity that network operators need to connect more subscribers and reach new market opportunities. “The PTP 550 is a complete solution,” said Scott Imhoff, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Cambium Networks. “Spectrum is a precious commodity and the non-adjacent asymmetric channel aggregation capabilities of the PTP 550 efficiently consolidate limited blocks of spectrum to deliver the capacity demanded by advanced network operators. LINKPlanner software provides free network planning solutions tailored to the exact source and destination points on a Google Earth map, and onboard dynamic spectrum optimization enables the link to monitor performance in real time and automatically make adjustments to maximize throughput.”
500 Mbps point-to-multipoint subscriber connectivity
The ePMP Force 300 provides up to 500 Mbps headline data rate at an affordable price point. The new 802.11ac wave2 subscriber module operates in the unlicensed 5.1-5.9 GHz frequency band and has a 25 dBi reflector antenna to support long-range connectivity. “With the Force 300, network operators can continue to benefit from the industry proven ePMP platform and provide cost effective high-speed connectivity for various point to point applications and eventually as a subscriber unit for a point to multipoint network,” said Sakid Ahmed, Vice President ePMP Business, Cambium Networks. “With 1.3 million units shipped to date, the Force 300 continues the expansion of the ePMP portfolio and brings to the market the first 802.11AC Wave 2 product from ePMP.”
Reduce the time and cost of installation
With millions of modules deployed, Cambium Networks has incorporated input from field technicians to develop the cnArcher™ verification application. “The cost of installing subscribers may be the most significant cost a service provider contends with,” said Matt Mangriotis, Director of Product Management, Cambium Networks. “cnArcher is an easy-to-use smartphone app that will streamline the installation process, resulting in savings of both time and cost. It will eliminate errors to ensure that work is done right the first time and confirm installations while on site.”
Cambium Networks has recently conducted a survey of Wireless ISPs (WISP) from around the world and will be publishing the first set of results at WISPAPALOOZA, the Wireless ISP Association’s premier North America event. More than 500 WISPs participated in the survey, and Cambium Networks started sharing the results at the Open House held at the event.
Cambium Networks is demonstrating these solutions at WISPAPALOOZA in Las Vegas this week, in booth #249.