Are YOU Ready?

Opening the 6 GHz frequency band for outdoor fixed wireless is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for service providers. The equipment results are real. The integration is being proven. Once the FCC opens the spectrum, there is only one other part that needs to be ready: YOU.

Real 6 GHz Results

  • More than a dozen WISPs are currently in beta tests with ePMP™ 4600
  • From WISP Talk:
    • Tim Meads says, “Running 80 MHz and getting around 600 down 300 up”
    • Jose Camarillo says, ”Under 2 miles you can get close to or over 1gig “

Real Validation

  • Cambium Networks has completed the testing for PIA (Persistent Inquiry Approval), which validates our ability to accurately reflect GPS coordinates.
  • Cambium’s ePMP 4600 is in the regulatory lab testing with an AFC system. We plan to complete this soon, wrap up the reporting, and submit to the FCC.

Get Your Playbook

How do you prepare? You get the facts and make a plan that works for you. Cambium Networks has developed a 6 GHz playbook that includes everything you need in one place. Register here to get a free copy of the playbook on October 9.

In the playbook, you will find details on:

  • US spectrum landscape and AFC process
  • Expanding ePMP and PMP networks to cover 6 GHz
  • What QoE (Quality of Experience) can do for your network
  • Planning for 6 GHz
  • 6 GHz FAQ
  • How to apply for your experimental license

Get the playbook. Discuss options and strategies at WISPAPALOOZA. Pack your bags. Soon it will be time to go.

Every enterprise network has an incumbent service provider and equipment vendor. Change isn’t easy for enterprise customers, but when the performance and economics are compelling, it is the right course of action.

“Hotel guests don’t see the Wi-Fi equipment we install; they only see the experience that Wi-Fi delivers. Working with Cambium Networks, we are able to deliver the latest Wi-Fi 6 experience from the guest room to the meeting room, even covering outdoor spaces such as golf courses or RV parking. Cambium Networks cnMaestro X gives us visibility and configuration security across all the network components.” Scott Jamison, President, Hospitality Division, Safety NetAccess

Cambium Networks gives enterprise IT teams and value added resellers (VAR) the tools that can make your business more successful and easier to manage. Take a look at the current vendor product lineup and create an objective side-by-side comparison. If you are not familiar with Cambium Networks, this is the time to understand the offerings and value delivered.

Exceptional Digital Experiences Made Easy with Cloud Management

End users will say that the technology is your business – and they are right. You may never hear from end users who are pleased with their online experiences. You will know they are there with the 24×7 performance data in Cambium’s cnMaestro™ cloud management paired with on-site intelligent access points, switches, and SD-WAN router. The system is secure, backed up and fully redundant.

cnMaestro is available in a basic starter mode for free. Don’t let the word “free” confuse or mislead you. cnMaestro Essentials delivers everything you need to efficiently build and manage a true enterprise network, including:

  • Self-healing, plug-and-play Wi-Fi – Just plug in 1, 2, or 200 APs and cnMaestro + intelligent APs that automatically optimize the RF
  • Remote diagnostics – Run a Wi-Fi interference scan, remote packet capture on an AP, download statistics, view client connection and statistics from the cloud
  • Manage Wi-Fi APs, Switches, and fixed wireless broadband (FWBB) – manage the entire network (up to 10,000 devices for free) from a single pane of glass

Grow your business with cnMaestro X

As your needs increase, add a cnMaestro X account subscription to the devices in the network.  you get:

  • Application Visibility and Control, RESTful API, webhooks, one-year data storage, device/client/usage detailed reports
  • Automate manual switch and device configuration with Policy Based Automation in Ethernet Switches
  • Effectively run a distributed MSP business and enable tenant administrators to manage their own accounts with MSP workflows
  • Better end user experiences enabled by extensive guest portal options including payments, ambassador, Azure authentication

Wi-Fi Access Points

Cambium APs are “familiar, but different.” If you have purchased APs from other manufacturers, then many of the APs we sell will be familiar to you. Everyone offers low, medium, and high-tier indoor and outdoor APs. Here is how Cambium Networks APs stand out:

High-tier AP differentiation

  • Save money by deploying fewer AP’s while delivering great connectivity.  Cambium has the highest capacity AP in the market with a total of three SDR radios. This is a special case AP (the XE5-8) that you would use in very high-density markets such as universities and event centers.

Medium-tier AP differentiation

  • Migrate your mid-tier AP to 6 GHz with no cost or extra effort.  Cambium is the only Wi-Fi vendor that includes a software defined radio (SDR) in the mid-tier. The XE3-4 gives you two 5 GHz radios totaling up to 6 transmit/receive streams. The nearest competitor has only a single 5 GHz radio with 4 transmit/receive streams. The 4×4 SDR radio on the XE3-4 can be switched to 6 GHz operation with no extra cost or effort
    • Net-Net:  Cambium mid-tier APs have 50% more capacity, and investment protection for the future
  • Cut the number of outdoor Wi-Fi access points in half or even more.  The outdoor XV2-2T series is market proven to be ~2x greater range than any competitive outdoor AP. It has a specially designed high efficiency (HE) antenna that optimizes the transmit and receive. Operators consistently see ~2x the range in a variety of environments.
    • Net-Net:  Cambium outdoor APs outperform common competitive APs

Low-tier AP differentiation

  • Don’t be frustrated by the need to by accessories.  All APs include the mounting brackets needed.  You never (or rarely) will need to purchase something else to install our APs
  • Indoor APs generally have the same or slightly better radio coverage than competitors
  • Protection includes a limited lifetime warranty (tier 1 competitors have this as well, but not all competitors include a lifetime warranty)
  • Cost-efficient pricing can be 5% to 10% lower price

Ethernet Switches

Create rules for devices and automatically distribute them across the network. Any device, like printers or security cameras. When those devices connect, they are identified and the Ethernet port is automatically configured with the correct VLAN, QoS, power, etc. This reduces human error and increases network security. This is achieved with Policy Based Automation (PBA).

In addition, when Cambium switches are being deployed with Cambium Aps, PBA enables you to reduce errors and enable faster configuration and increased security. No one else includes this degree of simplification and configuration enforcement.

Cambium switches are offered in 10-port, 18-port, 28-port, 52-port versions. Available options include switches with and without PoE and redundant removable power supplies.

Routers and Security

Keep your network secure from infected devices or hackers. When any device connects (a printer, a PC, a hacker), the NSE3000 scans the device for known vulnerabilities and checks against the NIST CVE database. NSE 3000 is an SD-WAN, stateful firewall, router, tunnel termination, network services. The differentiation comes from the integrated IDS engine, content filter, IOT fingerprint, and CVE scan database. 

I hope this short intro helps. Contact Us if there is any information you need.

Integrated PTP 700 smart antenna boosts signal quality while mitigating interference

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., September 26, 2023 – Cambium Networks (NASDAQ: CMBM), a leading global provider of networking solutions, announced today the new PTP 700 Beam Steering outdoor unit (ODU) with an integrated smart antenna that enables antenna alignment in seconds and high level interference mitigation to provide secure communications in hostile environments. The Beam Steering ODU significantly reduces link setup time by automatically and precisely steering the antenna radiation pattern.

“Defense networks require wireless technology that can be set up quickly and perform in harsh environments with jamming and interference,” said Mike Ihrig, CEO, MI Technical Solutions. “One of the biggest challenges in deploying wireless networks is antenna alignment. Electronic beam steering addresses this challenge by removing people and manual alignment systems from the equation. We are eagerly anticipating the addition of the PTP 45700 with Beam Steering antenna to our deployed assets, allowing us to continue delivering increased benefits and capabilities to our warfighters.”

Antenna alignment can now be completed in a matter of seconds instead of the minutes required when using manual alignment or electromechanical positioners. Beam steering combines the ease of sector antenna deployments with the performance of highly directional antennas. The PTP 700 beam steering capabilities can also steer RF nulls at interferers, increasing the signal to noise ratio (SNR) and improving communications performance. The Beam Steering ODU can be used at both ends of a link for optimal performance or at one end, combined with another PTP 700 ODU operating in the same band.

In addition to providing rapid link alignment and set-up, the PTP 700 beam steering capability reduces the need for electromechanical positioners in shorter links. Eliminating the electromechanical positioners reduces the cost and complexity of the complete solution, eliminates an operational point of failure, and substantially reduces the cost and weight of transporting the radio nodes – particularly in tactical situations.

“Our solutions support broadband applications for national defense, federal and civilian agencies, public safety, and national law enforcement,” said Ryan Peterson, Director of Global Defense and Security, Cambium Networks. “The latest model takes the performance features like Dynamic Spectrum Optimization and high spectral efficiency and adds a smart antenna with beam forming and null steering to increase interference mitigation.”

PTP 700 Beam Steering ODU features:

  • 120° azimuth and 30° elevation smart antenna coverage
  • Maximizes gain through beamforming
  • Supports rapid tactical deployment
  • Minimizes system cost, complexity, and weight
  • Integrated Spectrum Analyzer, allowing real-time and historical monitoring of spectrum
  • Rugged design, tested to MIL-STD-810H and IP66/67 environmental specifications
  • Interoperable with other PTP 700 models operating in 4.4 – 5.875 GHz band

For more information:

Cambium Networks Global Defense and Security (GDS) solutions deliver field-proven wireless connections for military battlefield, border, garrison and infrastructure deployments. Our solutions are the most broadly deployed COTS+ Microwave applications in recent U.S. military operations. Fully vetted by the national government, all our products have up-to-date requisite security and frequency certifications and are tested to MIL-SPEC requirements.

About Cambium Networks
Cambium Networks enables service providers, enterprises, industrial organizations, and governments to deliver exceptional digital experiences and device connectivity with compelling economics. Our ONE Network platform simplifies management of Cambium Networks’ wired and wireless broadband and network edge technologies. Our customers can focus more resources on managing their business rather than the network. We deliver connectivity that just works.

Media Contact
Nancy DePalma – Victory 6 for Cambium Networks – GDS
+1 (203) 520-9479  

Oil producer creates blanket coverage over 150 km of onshore and offshore operations area

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., September 25, 2023 – Cambium Networks (NASDAQ: CMBM), a leading global provider of networking solutions, announced today that the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO) has deployed Cambium Networks’ fixed wireless broadband network that connects onshore and offshore operations to improve efficiency and safety. By replacing their legacy system with a network designed by Systel Telecom, GUPCO is able to achieve higher capacity and improved network stability with a unified communication system that is easier to provision, operate and manage.

Energy companies depend increasingly upon high-speed connectivity to run efficient operations from remote monitoring and control over assets to the collection and analysis of large amounts of data. GUPCO’s solution connects three remote processing areas, nine production platforms and offshore rigs and 80 remote unmanned production platforms. The network supports data services, SCADA connectivity, weather stations, vessel tracking systems, voice and video conferencing and CCTV video surveillance.

“Cambium Networks’ wireless solution is secure, powerful, and able to meet the new video surveillance needs of offshore platforms, along with efficient videoconferencing,” said Abu elftouh Shahin, Telecom Team Leader, GUPCO. “All wireless and wired links have been replaced with a cost-effective, reliable Cambium Networks wireless solution. The new network deployment was installed within our schedule while achieving all project objectives.”

GUPCO’s solution leverages the following Cambium Networks technologies:

  • Point-to-Point (PTP) fixed wireless – PTP 670 ATEX/HAZLOC certified high capacity backhaul modules.
  • Point-to-Multipoint (PTmP) fixed wireless broadband – PMP 450i ATEX/HAZLOC certified fixed wireless access points and subscriber modules
  • cnMaestro™ cloud management for zero-touch provisioning, element management, monitoring and control.

“Oil producers need reliable connectivity to connect remote and offshore facilities,” said Eng. Atef Maghraby, Marketing and Sales Director, Systel Telecom. “GUPCO now has video surveillance, videoconferencing and secure communications across a 150-kilometer field area to keep operations safe and efficient.”

“Cambium’s ONE Network enables Oil and Gas to connect office, field and remote locations to operate safely and efficiently,” said Yasir Naeem, Region Sales Manager, Cambium Networks. “Network operators can use our secure and converged connectivity solutions that include fiber, fixed wireless access (FWA), licensed microwave and millimeter wave, IoT narrowband, and Ethernet switching technologies — all centrally managed in the cloud.”

For more information:

About Systel Telecom
Systel was established in 1983 with the main objective of providing leading wireless telecommunications services. The company started business by selling two-way radio networks, serving a wide range government and commercial entities. Systel has legal entities in Egypt (headquarters), UAE and Saudi Arabia.

About Cambium Networks
Cambium Networks enables service providers, enterprises, industrial organizations, and governments to deliver exceptional digital experiences and device connectivity with compelling economics. Our ONE Network platform simplifies management of Cambium Networks’ wired and wireless broadband and network edge technologies. Our customers can focus more resources on managing their business rather than the network. We deliver connectivity that just works.

Media Contact for Cambium Networks: 
Dave Reddy 
Big Valley Marketing for Cambium 
+1 (650) 868-4659

Amazing things happen when creative and intelligent people have tools they trust. They shatter boundaries. They investigate ideas that challenge the status quo for performance and affordability. And they share their innovations to propel the industry. Everybody wins.

This quarter, we recognize five leaders who have created templates to improve communications for service providers, municipalities, education, hospitality, and industrial operations. Instead of settling for “more of the same,” they have piloted high-value performance solutions that deliver “more for less.” Our goal at Cambium Networks is to deliver the high-performance technology that innovators need to deliver unprecedented value in their business.

  • Brett Lasher, GM, Cox Private Networks, for leading cities in deploying cost-effective smart technologies to improve public safety and create healthier and more connected environments. Cox Private Networks partnered with the City of Las Vegas to enhance public safety, creating safer spaces for residents, businesses, and visitors to live, work, and play. Cox deployed a private wireless network in downtown Las Vegas, covering eight city blocks in the popular Fremont Street area. The initial solution powers video cameras and real-time data analytics to improve safety and security while providing the foundation for even more smart city applications in the future. Read more in this press release.
  • Tim Meads, Network Infrastructure Manager, Mountain West Technologies (MWT), for sharing his network and experiences to pilot Cambium Networks’ development of fiber PON solutions. Tim says, “As Network Infrastructure Manager at Mountain West Technologies, I collaborate with many of my fellow experts in the field and regional carriers. I have the ability to research, test, and decide which technologies are the best tools for the job, and my focus is to ensure MWT’s network is the most robust network that will provide our customers with the best user experience at the greatest value. I’m blessed to have a strong team of creative talents with a passion for our mission and amazing relationships with manufacturers allowing us to achieve year-after-year growth.” Read more in this press release.
  • Colombian Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MinTIC), for connecting thousands of schools across Colombia. The Centros Digitales project, the most ambitious rural connectivity project in the history of Colombia, provides free, high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity to 7,468 hard-to-reach rural schools across the country. In addition to connecting schools, MinTIC has enabled people living in these rural areas to 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. Read the details in this press release.
  • Dr. Eng. Mosad Badr, Field Telecom General Manager, Khalda Petroleum Company, for improving the performance and cost efficiency of digital monitoring and communications to improve safety and security of oil operations in western Egypt. They increased the network bandwidth by a factor of 13 to enable CCTV and remote monitoring across their 29 remote oil fields in Egypt while reducing operational cost. Read more in this case study.
  • The Wifinity team for connecting 550,000 unique account registrations and in excess of 1 million devices via fixed wireless infrastructure with a major holiday park operator in the UK. The team makes holidaying in the UK a memorable and special experience for all the hundreds of thousands of guests they serve every year. Wifinity is proud of their industry-leading services and resultant Trustpilot rating that make Wi-Fi and networking great in the UK Holiday Park sector. Read more in this press release.

More than 60 people have received the Connectivity Hero Award since 2017. View all of the winners here. While we spotlight these heroes, we know that there are many more people connecting the world. Please take a moment to nominate an individual or company who is making a difference with wireless connectivity in your area.

Broadband service providers have been the core of Cambium Networks’ business since its inception. Innovations that help service providers get the maximum performance from every bit of spectrum, combined with dedication to a low total cost of ownership, have resulted in thousands of service providers around the world growing their business with our technology. 

I am committed to keeping that going by focusing our resources on the solutions that deliver the highest value to network operators. The immediate developments in front of us will result in greater utilization across the 5 GHz band and expansion into the 6 GHz band. Our roadmap is driven by a deep understanding of industry trends, our customers, and their business proposition. As I immerse myself in the Cambium Networks business, I am meeting with many service providers to understand their issues and opportunities. As I personally cannot meet everyone, we are putting out a Broadband Service Provider Survey to solicit direct feedback. This survey is now open for input.

I would very much appreciate your perspective by completing the below poll of business trends and technology issues. The 10-minute survey will help me prioritize development that will better satisfy your needs, which in turn will result in better products over the long run.

The 2023 survey is available in 4 languages:

A message from Cambium Networks CEO Morgan Kurk

As Cambium Networks’ newly appointed CEO, I have been reviewing all product lines in preparation for creating a new strategic plan. Because Cambium Networks is still an emerging player in the Enterprise WLAN business, I have already been asked if we are committed to remaining in this market. The answer is an emphatic yes. It is a critical element to the success of the company as a whole.

In my experience, Enterprise WLAN is a diverse market with multiple important verticals, and we are well positioned to serve some of them, assisted by modern architecture. Our freedom to quickly adapt and innovate for certain subsegments of today’s market is a competitive advantage we will use to succeed, and with your close market touch, we expect to take share for all of us. I look forward to driving this innovation, simplification, and customization and continuing my conversations with you.

Cambium Networks became a leader in the market for fixed wireless broadband infrastructure by delivering quality products at an affordable price. Our traditional recipe of one part low-cost platforms, one part innovation, and one part software will be augmented by one part speed and one part focus—all mixed with outstanding technical support and service.

Since 2017, we’ve been applying the strategy to the Enterprise WLAN market. This was complemented by the acquisition of Xirrus in 2019 with its advances in a distributed-controller Wi-Fi architecture and software-defined radios. From 2017 to 2022, our Wi-Fi revenue growth averaged 50% per year.

With persistent talent shortage and higher capital costs, the simplicity we are building into our solution is paramount in the minds of network operators. I’m optimistic about the opportunity for Cambium Networks and our enterprise partners for three reasons:  

  • A low total cost of ownership using industry-standard technologies and a cloud-native architecture (on-premises controllers are also offered)
  • Intelligent software that is easily used to secure and optimize the network
  • Capable, loyal partners, coupled with sales and support team, ready to design and deliver affordable networks that just work

I’m very excited to be back in the networking market and look forward to working with my colleagues at Cambium Networks to drive innovation up and TCO down. Click the button below to let me know the topics you’d like me to address or any questions you have.

Ask Morgan

Global Defense & Security (GDS) practice and its partners deliver mission critical connectivity solutions that perform in demanding environments

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., August 15, 2023– Cambium Networks (NASDAQ: CMBM), a leading global provider of networking solutions, today announced strong results from its GDS practice and that its fixed wireless infrastructure solutions continue to evolve and support broadband applications for national defense, federal and civilian agencies, public safety, and national law enforcement. Cambium Networks delivers field-proven wireless connectivity for military battlefield, border, garrison, and infrastructure deployments.

“There are no second chances when it comes to mission critical defense communications,” said Morgan Kurk, president and CEO of Cambium Networks. “Whether it’s during conflict or providing support at ports and bases, the military needs dependable communications that just work—the first time and every time.”

In the first half of 2023, Cambium Networks has been awarded multiple contracts in government, defense, and security, including:

Global Defense:

  • U.S. Air Force – delivered hundreds of deployable Connectivity Kits as a part of the Theater Deployable Communications RFK2 project (with partner Fairwinds Technologies)
  • U.S. Army 5G Backhaul Program (with partner Future Technologies Venture)
  • U.S. Army National Training Center: Cambium Networks Backhaul
  • U.S. Army Tactical Force Protection Program: Achieved Milestone B Approval; Beginning Full Rate Production
  • U.S. Army Missile Defense program: Second Iteration and Product Delivery
  • U.S. Special Operations Forces: Cambium Networks Connectivity Kit

Federal and Civilian Agencies

Public Safety:

  • Milwaukee County: Microwave Upgrade, Hardware, and Professional Services
  • Clifton, New Jersey: Public Safety Network Expansion, Hardware, Installation, and Professional Services
  • Lenoir County: Public Safety Network Expansion, Hardware, Installation, and Professional Services
  • Howell, New Jersey: Public Safety Network Expansion, Hardware, Installation, and Professional Services
  • Midland, Texas – Public Safety Network Expansion, Hardware, Installation, and Professional Services

Product Development:

In the first half of 2023, Cambium Networks also launched a series of new products and updates targeted for the GDS market, including:

About Cambium Networks

Cambium Networks enables service providers, enterprises, industrial organizations, and governments to deliver exceptional digital experiences and device connectivity with compelling economics. Our ONE Network platform simplifies management of Cambium Networks’ wired and wireless broadband and network edge technologies. Our customers can focus more resources on managing their business rather than the network. We deliver connectivity that just works.

Media Contact
Nancy DePalma – Victory 6 for Cambium Networks – GDS
+1 (203) 520-9479