“All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t,” said Robert Kennedy. Much has changed in the more than 50 years since he made that claim, and clearly the world is not a “tranquil” place. Kennedy went on to reveal a worthy purpose, “And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”
Just as computers and telecommunications have evolved, technology has increased our potential to help people. Right at the moment the world is challenged on multiple fronts we also have the opportunity to rapidly deploy wireless communications far faster and at a lower cost than fiber or wired infrastructure.
Each quarter, we celebrate the successes of those who put the needs of the community first. Our newest Wireless Connectivity Heroes have taken it upon themselves to leverage their time and talents to connect business, residences, schools and hospitals. They are thoughtfully planning and taking action to help their local communities. They are lighting the way in these difficult and perplexing times.
Cambium will continue to celebrate more heroes each quarter. Please take a moment to nominate an individual or company who is making a difference with wireless connectivity in your area.
2Q 2020 Heroes:
- Rajendra Bista, Worldlink – Nepal
Worldlink provides wireless connectivity at Upper Karnali Dho Tarab Dolpa and Humla, Limi that are at an altitude of 4600 meters in the remote Himalayan mountains.
- Mark Radabaugh, Amplex Internet – USA
When the FCC opened up the CBRS frequency band under new management plan, Amplex was able to quickly use the new spectrum to connect business and residential customers in the Toledo, Ohio area.
- Ibersystems and PB Seguridad – Spain
Working with our distributor Wifidom, network integrator Ibersystems, and installer PB Seguridad provided indoor Wi-Fi access points with video surveillance to the Plató Hospital in Barcelona to monitor and care for the high level of COVID-19 patients throughout the hospital facilities. This system provided immediate care for all patients and dramatically reduced the consumption of scarce protective equipment.
- Skynet – Colombia
In Leticia, Colombia, our partner, Skynet, connected the only medical facility in the remote region with wireless broadband. The President of Colombia, H.E. Ivan Duque, prepared and published a short video mentioning this great contribution of Skynet/Cambium.