As the next BDC reporting date comes closer, I want to revisit a few questions that I am still often asked. (Note that I am not attempting to write a technical paper on the nuances of the BDC reporting and challenge process, my aim is to highlight a couple of key components.)

First is the issue of “reliable service.” BDC rules define an area as “covered” by fixed wireless if the spectrum used is “licensed.” They further define CBRS as licensed by rule Technology Code 72 which says, “a service using entirely licensed-by-rule spectrum or a hybrid of licensed-by-rule and unlicensed spectrum.”

Second, the service provider must be able to deliver 100/20 Mbps and must identify the locations in areas where they have actually built out their broadband network infrastructure and to which they either currently provide service or could perform a standard broadband installation.

A standard installation is defined in the Broadband DATA Act as “[t]he initiation by a provider of fixed broadband internet access service [within 10 business days of a request] in an area in which the provider has not previously offered that service, with no charges or delays attributable to the extension of the network of the provider.”

Okay, so what does this mean? Like most FCC rules, it is subject to interpretation.

Let’s review the basics: If you deploy a CBRS access point (like a low-cost Cambium 450i) on a tower, you have effectively covered an area. Cambium’s cnHeat RF planning tool can help with coverage maps and the reporting of this coverage in the BDC.

The coverage is important because this area will now be designated as “reliable” following the next BDC submission date, and thus not eligible for BEAD funding.

What it doesn’t mean is that you have to be able to deliver 100/20 Mbps to every location all the time. You only have to deliver the service within 10 business days of it being requested.

It also doesn’t mean that you have to deliver the service with CBRS. As noted above, a hybrid offering is allowed. If you are requested to deliver or challenged by a location, a simple PTP or PMP 5 GHz link, a 6 GHz PTP link, or even a 60 GHz PTP link is allowed. So, you don’t have to be concerned if your CBRS overlay radios have enough capacity; the network is allowed to be fluid and dynamic.

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Service providers in the USA and its territories can now expand outdoor gigabit service with technology proven in more than 130 networks.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 21, 2024 – Cambium Networks (NASDAQ: CMBM), a leading global provider of networking solutions, today announced that service providers, enterprises, and industrial network operators in the USA and territories as well as Canada are now able to commercially deploy greater than 1 Gbps speeds with ePMP 4600 6 GHz outdoor fixed wireless. The FCC has fully approved Cambium’s ePMP 4600 and 4600L access points and Force 4625 and 4600C subscriber modules to operate commercially in the 6 GHz band. The 6 GHz unlicensed spectrum uses an Automatic Frequency Coordination (AFC) service which is also fully approved and operational. The solution has been tested in more than 130 broadband service providers under the FCC’s experimental license program. Canada’s ISEDC has also approved the use of this same set of products throughout all provinces.

“With the experimental license program, this is one of our most rigorously field-tested technologies,” said Morgan Kurk, president and CEO of Cambium Networks. “Cambium’s ONE Network offers a complete proven solution. When ePMP is combined with LIDAR-based planning tools, centralized cloud management with AI-enabled monitoring, Quality of Experience (QoE) optimization, and cnMatrix TX series switching solutions, broadband service providers can confidently deliver exceptional business and residential connectivity at compelling price points.”

WISPA is pleased to see the advancement of the 6 GHz Part 15 Band through the approval of fully FCC-tested and certified compatible equipment, which will be the basis for a robust new shared ecosystem.  We congratulate Cambium’s ONE Network-approved products, as well as the others who were approved by the FCC’s action” indicated, Richard Bernhardt, VP, Spectrum and Industry for WISPA – Broadband without Boundaries.” 

ePMP 4600 6 GHz Fixed Wireless Broadband Technology

The ePMP 4600 is the fourth generation of Cambium’s ePMP platform and supports the entire 6 GHz spectrum (UNII-5 and UNII-7). Millions of Cambium Networks ePMP radios have been deployed globally leveraging this proven, scalable technology for over 10 years. The ePMP platform delivers scalability with up to 120 subscribers per sector, interference tolerance with MU-MIMO and beamforming, and capacities of up to 4 Gbps per sector. With the ePMP 4600, operators can affordably deliver service in either low-density rural areas or high-density suburban areas, with low TCO aligned to market economics.

ePMP 4600 platform differentiators:

  • Scalability and interference mitigation based on its unique air interface.
  • Over the air efficiency with 802.11ax standard and overlays ePMP features such as TDD synchronization, SmartQoS and frame optimization.
  • Noise isolation with orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA), multi-user multiple-input, multiple-output (MU-MIMO) in both the uplink and downlink directions on the short-term roadmap, and TDD synchronization.

ePMP 6 GHz Force 4625 Fixed Wireless Subscriber Module

The Force 4600 Series of Subscriber Module (SMs) are available in two form factors: the Force 4600C connectorized and the Force 4625 with integrated antenna.

Both models include the following:

  • High capacity and latencies less than 5 ms when using ePMP technology. Proven air interface on top of 802.11ax technology.
  • Interoperability with the ePMP 4600 Series AP which uses MU-MIMO to achieve more than 4 Gbps per sector by transmitting to two ePMP 4600 Series SMs simultaneously.
  • Security features meeting the requirements of enterprise, industrial, government and service provider users.
  • Management by Cambium Networks cnMaestro™ management system for easy provisioning, monitoring and upgrades.
  • Network planning with LINKPlanner and cnHeat.
  • 3-year hardware warranty and support from Cambium Networks.
  • Each SM comes with a Power over Ethernet injector and pole mount hardware included.
  • The Force 4600C and Access Points include an onboard GPS mechanism for geolocation data. For the Force 4625 this GPS receiver is ordered separately.

Automated Frequency Coordination – Simplified and at No Additional Cost

Cambium Networks equipment can operate across 850 MHz of the 6 GHz spectrum band allocated by the FCC and 1200 MHz allocated by the Canadian authorities. Cambium Networks is working closely with and leveraging Qualcomm Technologies’ turnkey Automated Frequency Coordination Suite.

Cambium Networks makes the AFC process transparent to the service provider. With the AFC interface built into the radio, the service provider can easily use the AFC service with no extra charge or hassle.

6 GHz Spectrum Availability Tool

The 6 GHz unlicensed spectrum in the United States and Canada requires each radio to connect to the AFC (Automatic Frequency Coordination) service. This interface is included in each 6 GHz radio and reports back which channels are available at the location where the radio is deployed. Cambium’s 6 GHz Spectrum Availability Tool gives operators the ability to pre-check the channels available at any location of their choosing. Simply select the location where you intend to deploy 6 GHz and the tool responds with the channel and power level availability you could see when deploying the radio at that location. This tool will be available in the very near future. Click here to access the tool once available.

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ONE Network for Service Providers

Cambium’s ONE Network provides a complete networking infrastructure portfolio along with cnMaestro X single pane of glass management for the entire network that enables enterprises and service provider operators to simplify operations with a secure converged network. With a comprehensive view from edge to cloud, network operators can easily manage ONE network fabric of multiple types of technologies from a central location. Technologies include:

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 make connectivity that just works.

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Enterprises and municipalities deploy high-performance networks across large areas more quickly and efficiently with Cambium’s ONE Network solution for wireless access and backhaul.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 16, 2024– Cambium Networks (NASDAQ: CMBM), a leading global provider of broadband networking solutions, today announced that enterprises, municipalities, and system integrators are successfully deploying private outdoor wireless networks to campuses, cities, resorts, and warehouses more efficiently and cost-effectively with Cambium ONE Network solutions. Institutions and property owners can rapidly deliver Wi-Fi service to users or IoT devices, such as security cameras, across outdoor areas or to remote locations using fixed wireless and outdoor Wi-Fi. Cambium Networks provides secure and reliable connectivity that can be deployed in hours or days compared to weeks or months.

Cambium’s ONE Network solution simplified the operation of the network by bringing all the technology stack components into one system. From a single screen, administrators can provision, monitor, troubleshoot, inventory, and lifecycle-manage a holistic system as opposed to discrete network elements. Day-to-day operational tasks are simplified and automated while training requirements are reduced by providing a converged system view.

Use Cases

The need for robust, utility-grade internet access extends well beyond common indoor use cases. Outdoor, private networks, consisting of Wi-Fi and fixed wireless, can be used to cost effectively connect employees, tenants, and guests, in addition to a broad range of devices including IoT sensors, control systems, video surveillance cameras, and more. Cambium Networks brings together a unique combination of outdoor Wi-Fi and fixed wireless infrastructure to effectively support these use cases:

Municipal Wi-Fi Networks:

  • The City of Huntington Park, California recently launched the first phase of an ambitious citywide public Wi-Fi network. Covering approximately 75 city blocks, the network leverages Cambium cnWave™ 60 GHz distributed mesh nodes as the backbone along with long-range outdoor Wi-Fi 6 access points and cnMatrix™ TX ruggedized switches installed on city-owned streetlights. “We knew the city’s streetlights were optimal for mounting Wi-Fi APs, but the bigger challenge was how to interconnect the APs with a reliable backhaul,” said Rami Dababneh of LAN WAN Enterprise, a strategic Cambium partner who installed and operates the network. “Fiber was cost prohibitive, and we are thankful to have discovered Cambium Networks’ cnWave 60 GHz solution, which not only provides the necessary bandwidth, but enables network resilience and redundancy.”
  • Salt Lake City’s City Connect program includes public Wi-Fi hotspots in the city center. The network extends the city’s fiber core with Cambium Networks cnWave 60 GHz  fixed wireless broadband access (FWA)  to support Wi-Fi access points. The system can support  thousands of people attending large events and provide PCI-compliant secure communications for credit card transactions at the farmers’ market events. “Our primary goal is to make free public Wi-Fi available to people,” says Nick Kryger, Chief Data Officer, City of Salt Lake City. “The city’s solution also connects video security, smart parking, and other IoT applications.” Read the case study here.

Hospitality:

  • Hampshire Property Group is a major holiday and caravan park operator in Australia. Its Big 4 Howard Springs Holiday Park in Darwin deployed a complete Cambium solution for property-wide service, including the: Network Services Edge (NSE) for redundant WAN service and security; long-range outdoor Wi-Fi 6 Aps; ruggedized cnMatrix TX switches; and ePMP™ fixed wireless which backhauls Wi-Fi and CCTV cameras. . An HPG employee remarked, “The difference is night and day. Our guests now enjoy uninterrupted connectivity, making their stay with us even more memorable. We’ve seen a significant uptick in positive reviews focusing on our improved amenities, thanks largely to Cambium Networks’ solutions.” Read the full case study here.
  • A Cambium cnWave 60 GHz fixed wireless and outdoor Wi-Fi solution helped Pentewan Sands Holiday Park on the Cornish coast in the United Kingdom meet the ballooning demand for camping vacations following COVID. The solution supports up to 1,000 users with 50 Mbps service across the park. “This year we have noticed a big improvement in connection reliability, coverage throughout the park, and just speed in general, which in turn meant happier kids, which then equals happy parents!” said Scott Miles, a regular visitor at Pentewan Sands. Read the full case study here.

Education Campuses:

  • At Talladega College in Alabama, cnWave 60 GHz links are being installed on the campus as back up to fiber links to reduce downtime. The network will be extended to connect additional buildings to the campus network as an alternative to aerial fiber. “The cnWave solution provides an innovative alternative to other connectivity options as well as flexibility for future options as requirements change,” said Phil Slaughter of EFP Broadband. “This deployment helps Talladega College improve network availability while minimizing disruption and aesthetics challenges installing on this historic campus. And wireless enables significant cost savings compared to trenching.”

Warehouse and Logistics:

  • Three of the top five warehouse operators in the USA optimize their operations with Cambium cnWave 60 GHz fixed wireless backhaul for their Wi-Fi networks. This flexible combination enables ubiquitous coverage across indoor and outdoor locations, including distribution warehouses, loading docks, parking lots, office spaces, and more.
  • Three of the top USA freight-rail transportation operators are improving safety and efficiency by equipping freight yards with outdoor Wi-Fi with a fixed wireless infrastructure from Cambium Networks. Read the full case study here.

Solutions

Cambiums’ ONE Network portfolio brings together the full technology stack required to build complete networks to support these use cases, across both indoor and outdoor environments:

  • Management – cnMaestro™ provides a single source for provisioning, monitoring, and troubleshooting the entire network.
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi
    • XV2-2T0/1 outdoor Wi-Fi 6 access points with high-efficiency antennas deliver service up to 1 km, saving significant cost by reducing equipment and installation requirements.
    • XE3-4TN outdoor Wi-Fi 6/6E access points have a tri-radio design for high performance and support 6 GHz using software-defined radios.
  • Fixed Wireless Infrastructure
    • Mesh, point-to-point, and point-to-multipoint networks can be created with Cambium’s 60 GHz, 6 GHz, or 5 GHz fixed wireless solutions to deliver multi-Gbps backhaul and distribution for outdoor Wi-Fi networks at 20% or less of the cost and time of trenching fiber or cable networks.
  • Switching
    • cnMatrix EX-series indoor and ruggedized TX-series switching solutions include automated provisioning and policy enforcement that simplifies end-to-end network configuration and ongoing moves, adds, and changes.
  • Security
    • NSE 3000 Network Service Edge (NSE) technology delivers advanced SD-WAN, security, and network services for the network – all fully managed and controlled as part of a single framework.

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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 make connectivity that just works.

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The recent approval of Cambium Networks’ ePMP 6 GHz platform in the United States and Canada marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of fixed wireless technology. This approval not only opens new opportunities for service providers to profitably grow their business but also brings several key technical advantages to the forefront of wireless broadband communication. Here, we explore the significance of the 6 GHz band in fixed wireless, emphasizing Cambium Networks’ approach to making it both high performance and cost effective.

Why 6 GHz Matters in Fixed Wireless

The 6 GHz band offers 850 MHz of unlicensed spectrum in the US and more in Canada, which is a substantial addition to the existing wireless landscape. With the ePMP platform, and soon the PMP 450v, this spectrum can leverage wide channels, up to 160 MHz, higher modulations, enabling the delivery of gigabit speeds to the edge of the network. Such capacity is crucial for meeting the increasing demand for high-speed internet, particularly in underserved and rural areas.

In many parts of North America, the 5 GHz spectrum has become congested and service providers’ existing towers have exhausted available channels. The new 6 GHz spectrum allows an overlay of new channels in the same geographies. With the less-congested 6 GHz spectrum, operators have the option to migrate existing customers to cleaner channels as well as add new subscribers where they were previously at maximum capacity. The return on investment with 6 GHz deployments will come with new subscribers, higher speed service offerings and ultimately lower churn and more satisfied customers.

Cambium Networks’ Affordable and Cost-Effective Approach

At Cambium Networks, we recognize that affordability and cost-effectiveness without sacrificing performance are critical for the widespread adoption of new technologies. Here’s how we ensure our 6 GHz solutions are accessible and economically viable:

  1. Scalability and Interference Mitigation: High modulations (up to 4096 QAM) and wide channels (40/80/160 MHz) enable high-speed packages. This scalability ensures that service providers can offer high-quality service without significant increases in operational costs.

    Just as important as the scalability of the technology is the financial viability of the solution. Service providers can cost-effectively deploy ePMP 4600 from large towers to hundreds of subscribers or to MicroPOPs with just a few subscribers, and everything in between.
  2. Efficient Use of Spectrum: The ePMP 4600 is based on the proven ePMP air interface with more than 4 million radios deployed globally during the past 10+ years. ePMP layers unique capabilities on top of the 802.11ax standard to optimize cost effectiveness and performance, specifically for WISPs. Features include the air fairness algorithm, TDD synchronization, SmartQoS, OFDMA, UL/DL MU-MIMO and frame optimization. These innovations enhance over-the-air efficiency and ensure optimal use of the available spectrum, reducing the need for additional infrastructure investments. In addition, Cambium’s QoE (Quality of Experience) software platform can be added to maximize customer satisfaction and minimize churn while deferring capital expenditures on backhaul.
  3. Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC): Our equipment includes built-in AFC, simplifying the process for service providers. The AFC ensures that our radios operate on channels that do not interfere with incumbent licensed microwave radio operators in 6 GHz. Cambium includes this service at no extra cost and takes care of all interfaces to the AFC, further reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO).
  4. Reusing Existing Infrastructure: The propagation characteristics of 6 GHz vs. 5 GHz are similar, allowing service providers to reuse existing tower infrastructure. This compatibility significantly lowers deployment costs and accelerates time-to-market for new services. With a very low capital investment, service providers can overlay any existing 5 GHz deployments (ePMP 3000, ePMP 4500, PMP 450, or even products from other suppliers) with 6 GHz. The ePMP 4500 provides an especially elegant migration from previous generations of ePMP. With the overlay in place, operators can move the highest data consumers and most critical business customers to the spectrum where they can get the best results without a complete rip and replace. By taking advantage of 6 GHz clean spectrum, they leave the higher link budgets of 5 GHz for those customers that need that additional range.
  5. Comprehensive Management Tools: Our solutions come with robust management tools such as cnMaestro for centralized cloud management and LINKPlanner or cnHeat for network planning. These tools streamline operations, reduce truck rolls, and improve the overall quality of service.

The Broader Impact of 6 GHz Deployment

Deploying 6 GHz fixed wireless technology has far-reaching implications. For one, it democratizes high-speed internet access, bringing gigabit services to remote and rural areas that have traditionally been underserved. This can drive economic growth, improve education and healthcare services, and enhance the quality of life for residents in these regions. In many environments, the rollout of these high-speed services can happen faster and be more cost effective than fiber.

Conclusion

Today, WISPs and enterprise network operators are beginning to deploy 6 GHz networks commercially. The proven economic scalability of the ePMP 6 GHz platform delivers fast return on investment and low ongoing TCO. Cambium Networks’ ePMP 6 GHz platform is more than just a technological milestone; it represents a significant step forward in making high-speed wireless internet accessible and affordable. Our commitment to cost-effective solutions, efficient spectrum utilization, and single-pane-of-glass management tools ensures that service providers can confidently expand their networks and deliver exceptional connectivity to their customers.

The ePMP 6 GHz platform is part of Cambium Networks ONE Network portfolio of solutions enabling service providers to profitably grow their business by selecting the right technology for the right job.

As we move forward, the 6 GHz band will play a crucial role in bridging the digital divide and driving the next generation of wireless communication. Cambium Networks is proud to be at the forefront of this transformation, providing the tools and technology necessary to build a connected future.

For more information on our 6 GHz solutions and to explore how you can benefit from this groundbreaking technology, visit our website or contact your local Cambium Networks representative.

Global Defense & Security partners deliver mission-critical broadband connectivity solutions that perform in highly demanding environments.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 14, 2024 – Cambium Networks (NASDAQ: CMBM), a leading global provider of broadband networking solutions, today announced 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 connections for military battlefield, border, garrison and infrastructure deployments.

“While secure communication is always essential, the importance of mission-critical defense communications in particular has greatly increased,” says Morgan Kurk, CEO of Cambium Networks. “Government agencies need communications that are secure, reliable, and provide necessary bandwidth. The variety of Global Defense & Security contracts recently secured highlights just how many programs depend on Cambium Networks for critical communications.”

In the second half of 2023, Cambium Networks GDS was awarded contracts in government, defense and security, including:

In the second half of 2023, Cambium Networks also launched a series of new products and updates targeted for the Global Defense & Security market, including Cambium Networks’ PTP 700 Beam Steering Outdoor Unit with integrated smart antenna, which was launched during the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

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.

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Essential for Regulatory Compliance: The ePMP Force 4625 Subscriber Module must be deployed with the GPS UPS Receiver and Antenna Kit (part number N000940L001A). This GPS Receiver—commonly referred to as the “puck”—is vital for adhering to regulatory standards. The GPS puck is essential for Automatic Frequency Coordination (AFC), ensuring that devices provide precise location information ensuring operation within the 6 GHz spectrum without causing interference to incumbent 6 GHz license holders. This compliance is not just a technical requirement but a regulatory necessity, as only the GPS pucks specified by Cambium Networks are FCC certified with the ePMP Force 4625 Subscriber Module. Note that for the Force 4625 subscriber module the GPS Receiver must be purchased separately. For the ePMP 4600 and ePMP 4600L Access Points and for the Force 4600C Subscriber Module, a GPS receiver is built into the radio and an external antenna is included in the box.

Enhanced Network Performance: The puck enables precise geolocation services. This capability is crucial for optimizing network performance by allowing the system to make informed decisions about frequency allocation and power levels based on the exact location of each subscriber module. This is especially important in environments where interference potential is high, ensuring reliable and efficient network operation.

What Does It Do?

Real-Time Geolocation Tracking: The GPS puck provides real-time geolocation tracking by sending coordinates to the AFC every 24 hours. This data helps manage the 6 GHz spectrum efficiently, ensuring that each device operates within its allowed frequencies to minimize interference and maximize bandwidth utilization.

Is the GPS Puck Reliable?

Designed for Durability: The design of the GPS puck includes protection against environmental factors such as water exposure, which could lead to corrosion. The device’s IP55 rating indicates a robust design that resists dust and moisture, mitigating the risk of rust. Additionally, preventive measures like applying silicon gel can be used to further protect against corrosion.

Why Can’t You Just Use Any GPS Receiver?

Certification and Compatibility: The specific GPS puck used with the ePMP Force 4625 is the only one that has been certified by the FCC for use with this subscriber module. Using a non-certified GPS receiver is not in compliance with FCC regulations and can lead to operational failures. Cambium Networks ensures that its GPS pucks meet all necessary standards and are fully supported, unlike third-party alternatives which may not guarantee compatibility or performance.

What Are the Future Implications?

Adaptability and Evolution: Cambium Networks is actively exploring future enhancements which may eliminate the need for this external device. This approach reflects a commitment to keeping costs as low as possible without compromising on performance or reliability.

As the regulatory landscape and technology evolve, Cambium Networks’ proactive stance ensures that their devices not only meet current standards but are also poised to adapt to future changes, providing value and high performance to all stakeholders.

NSE 3000 is a SD-WAN, security and network service delivery device. Not only is it a high-performance UTM device, but it also provides a lot of value addition with features like DNS filtering, LAN vulnerability assessment and IoT and device discovery. Now, Cambium Networks offers a complete networking stack with a Wi-Fi, switching and security portfolio; everything is managed using single-pane-of-glass network management, cnMaestro. Cambium’s ONE Network provides an enterprise-grade networking solution with greater ease of configuration, management, performance and reliability. What we offer is what we deliver!

In the ever-changing field of network infrastructure, adaptability and scalability are essential to address the evolving requirements of enterprises. With organizations expanding and technology advancing, the need to enhance network capabilities becomes crucial. We’ll explore the substantial enhancements made to NSE 3000, including increases in device limit, site-to-site virtual private network (VPN) tunnel count, VLAN support and the number of TCP connections. These features will allow NSE 3000 to be deployed in vertical markets such as Education, Distributed Businesses and Retail.

Device Limit Scaling

NSE serves as a frontline defense against cyber threats, making it a critical component of network security. By scaling the device support limit from 300 to 1000, we enhance a network’s capacity to handle increased traffic and accommodate a growing number of devices. This upgrade ensures robust protection for the network, applications and data. It also safeguards against potential security breaches and unauthorized access attempts.

Site-to-Site VPN Tunnel Scaling

In today’s interconnected world, VPNs play a crucial role in enabling secure communication and data exchange between remote locations. By increasing the site-to-site VPN tunnel count from 16 to 100, we empower organizations to establish secure connections between multiple sites, remote offices and cloud environments. This expansion enhances collaboration, data sharing and business continuity while maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of transmitted data and implementation of NSE 3000 in distributed enterprises.

VLANs Support Scaling

VLANs provide network segmentation and isolation, facilitating efficient traffic management and enhancing security. Expansion of VLAN support from 16 to 128 provides a greater flexibility in network design and configuration, allowing to segregate traffic, optimize performance, and enforce access control policies more effectively. This upgrade enables one to accommodate the diverse needs of organizations and adapt to evolving network requirements.

TCP Connection Limit Scaling

TCP connections form the backbone of communication over the internet, facilitating reliable data exchange between devices. By increasing the number of TCP connections from 64k to 256k, we have enhanced scalability, improved network performance, and ensured that our system can handle higher levels of concurrent connections without experiencing congestion or degradation in services. This enhancement enhances user experience, reduces latency, and ensures seamless connectivity across various applications and services.

All these enhancements are available to all the existing NSE customers on the same appliance at no additional cost. These significant upgrades—including scaling up device limit support, expanding site-to-site VPN tunnel count, boosting VLAN support and increasing TCP connections—signify our commitment to enhancing network scalability, performance and security. 

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New collaboration enables solution providers to take the pain out of delivering great Wi-Fi experiences in select European markets.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 2, 2024 – Cambium Networks (NASDAQ: CMBM), a leading global provider of networking solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Exertis Enterprise, a global technology distributor and specialist service provider. While the partnership also includes activities in the NORDIC and UK/Ireland regions, the primary emphasis will be on leveraging Exertis Enterprise’s strong distribution channels within the DACH and Benelux areas to enhance access to Cambium’s ONE Network for enterprise solutions. With this offering, Exertis’ solution providers will have a compelling economic advantage over competitive alternatives. The single solution approach, spanning from the WAN edge to LAN to end devices, reduces costs and increases reliability and security through automation and AI analytics across the entire network stack. Complementing the offering is a partner program delivering more opportunities for higher margins, increased revenue, and reduced risk for its top-tier partners.

“Through our partnership with Exertis Enterprise, we’re poised to enable our network solution providers to profitably deliver excellent online experiences at aggressive prices,” stated Bryan Hall, Distribution Channel Account Director – EMEA of Cambium Networks. “Exertis Enterprise’s strong foothold in the DACH and BENELUX regions, along with their extensive network across Europe, perfectly positions Cambium Networks to offer our economically compelling wireless solutions to a broader market.”

Ideal markets for this solution include hospitality, multi-family living/build-to-rent, education (primary and higher education), retail, warehouse and logistics, and outdoor industrial operations, such as energy and mining. For organizations with multiple sites, providers can realize significant savings for their customers with private WAN access (VPN) and redundant links using commercial circuits. In addition, providers can offer “wireless fiber” links for campus deployments, avoiding the cost and disruption of trenching fiber. For densely crowded venues such as conference centers, large classrooms, or outdoor events, the low number of Cambium radios required means significant savings in cabling and other network infrastructure.

Gone are the days of manually configuring ports, spending hours troubleshooting or worrying about random security gaps. With the Cambium solution, all elements are deployed and managed from an intelligent, single pane of glass:

  • cnMaestro™  Network Management solution includes multi-tenancy enabling managed Wi-Fi providers to easily serve many clients.
  • Network Services Edge consolidates network services, security gateway, and WAN access into a single appliance integrated into the cloud-based cnMaestro.
  • cnMatrix ethernet switches include hardened versions for outdoor campus deployments.
  • “Wireless fiber” using point-to-point or point-to-multipoint fixed wireless (5, 6, and 60 GHz) with ePMP™, cnWave, or Bridge-in-a-Box easily mounted on light poles or sides of buildings.
  • Full range of indoor and outdoor enterprise Wi-Fi access points including high-density radios and exceptional outdoor performance at long ranges.

“We are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration between Exertis Enterprise and Cambium Networks. As a trusted industry leader, Cambium Networks brings a wealth of experience in internal and external Wi-Fi, switching, security, and fixed wireless broadband technologies, all centrally managed with the cnMaestro system. Cambium’s expertise perfectly aligns with our existing vertical and enterprise portfolios, and we’re confident that this partnership will enhance our offerings and improve the experience for our valued customers in the European continent,” said Nick Powling, Commercial Director at Exertis Enterprise. “Together, we’ll connect possibilities.”

Top-tier partners in the Cambium ConnectedPartner program receive exceptional support from the local sales teams as well as programmatic benefits such as deal protection, volume-based discounts, and marketing support.

To experience the power of Cambium’s ONE Network, which includes managing the full stack from a single pane of glass, check out an interactive demo here

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 make connectivity that just works.

About Exertis Enterprise:
Exertis Enterprise is a leading distributor of enterprise technology solutions, renowned for delivering innovative services for the digital age across Europe. Our emphasis on quality, reliability, and superior customer service aims to provide exceptional value and support. For more information, visit our website at Exertis Enterprise.

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