Colombia’s “Centros Digitales” Rural Connectivity Project Improves Education in 7,000 Schools with Cambium Networks Solutions

By Cambium Networks

Students receive better education with indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi, fixed wireless access (FWA) and cloud management from Cambium Networks

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Jun 27, 2023 – Cambium Networks (NASDAQ: CMBM), a leading global provider of networking solutions, together with Colombia’s largest mobile telecommunications provider, announced the installation of the Centros Digitales project, the most ambitious rural connectivity project in the history of Colombia, which provides free, high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity to 7,468 hard-to-reach rural schools across the country. In addition to connecting schools, people living in these rural areas can now find within walking distance of their homes a point to connect their devices and be informed, access online services, take advantage of e-commerce, and share research information to boost local economies, currently based on agriculture and livestock.

Centros Digitales was announced in 2021 by the Colombian Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MinTIC) to bring free broadband internet to schools, colleges, and communities. The project provides connectivity to the regions of Antioquia, San Andrés, Atlántico, Caldas, Caquetá, Cesar, Córdoba, Guainía, Guaviare, Huila, La Guajira, Meta, Norte de Santander, Santander, Sucre, Tolima and Vaupés.

“We are very proud to participate in a project with a high social impact together with the largest mobile telecommunications provider in Colombia,” explains Duglas Lopez, Regional Technical Manager for the Andean region at Cambium Networks. “Providing connectivity to remote communities helped overcome some of the challenges they faced in accessing information and services. The solution includes fixed wireless broadband and Wi-Fi access from Cambium’s ONE Network portfolio. It is rewarding to see that the people of these communities can now benefit from having access to all the opportunities offered by the digital world.”

The wide area network (WAN) and wireless local area network (WLAN) solution includes high performance Wi-Fi, high-capacity fixed wireless broadband all converged to be easily provisioned and managed in the cloud. The deployment includes:

The project is fully installed and currently in the operation and maintenance stage. To measure success, MinTIC is collecting statistics and performance metrics on the use and quality of the networks so that they and the telecommunications operator can make agile and real-time improvements.

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Published June 27, 2023