Cambium Networks Releases Wireless Extended Connectivity Solutions

Cambium Networks has released wireless connectivity solutions allowing network operators to meet increasing standards in video streaming and high throughput.

“Internet connectivity is essential for the modern household,” said Daryl Schoolar, Ovum principal analyst, “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 president and CEO Atul Bhatnagar says: “Cambium Networks continues to invest in developing connectivity solutions that extend and enrich the ‘wireless fabric’ network.

“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 (PTP) 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.

Cambium Networks product management senior vice-president Scott Imhoff says: “The PTP 550 is a complete solution. Spectrum is a precious commodity and the non-adjacent asymmetric channel aggregation capabilities of the PTP 550 it to 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.”

500Mbps point-to-multipoint (PMP) subscriber connectivity

The ePMP Force 300 provides up to 500Mbps 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.

Cambium Networks ePMP business vice-president Sakid Ahmed says: “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.

“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.

Cambium Networks product management director Matt Mangriotis says: “The cost of installing subscribers may be the most significant cost a service provider contends with.

“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.

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