Opportunities in disaster recovery

Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time. Connectivity makes the difference in aid agencies and first responders being able to make the best decisions. Wireless broadband can be rapidly deployed to provide high speed connectivity for video, voice and data. Check out our Polk County case study to see how one community tests their emergency response connectivity. 


They need access to video, voice and data applications to provide assistance, and surveillance and monitoring capabilities to monitor the integrity of critical infrastructure. Aid workers need access to records and other vital information. Families need to connect with loved ones.

Check out the Disaster Recovery brochure.

Cambium Networks and wireless network operators have helped people and aid agencies in the aftermath of a disaster. Find out how rapidly deployable connectivity provides video, voice and data connectivity – and how this connectivity makes a real difference in recovery efforts.

Wireless ISPs are well positioned to rapidly extend their networks to provide connectivity for first responders and aid agencies in the wake of a disaster. Reliable wireless broadband connectivity enables streaming video, voice and data applications to help people and speed recovery efforts.

Check out the interview with Kix Internet.

Evert Bopp, founder of Disaster Tech Lab, describes deploying Cambium Networks cnPilot WiFi connectivity for Syrian refugees in Lesvos, Greece.

Check out the video on this deployment


In times of disasters, internet connectivity provides critical connectivity that helps first responders and medical support teams. No one can predict natural disasters, but one organization is prepared to provide high-speed connectivity for streaming video, voice, and data communications when disasters destroy wired or fiber connectivity.

Kix Internet, an ISP in Texas, working with WISPA and Cambium Networks, has created a mobile unit that provides connectivity in the wake of a disaster. The team has invested in a mobile command trailer with a 44-foot mast to provide wireless broadband communications and centralized command covering a 700 square mile area in a 15 mile radius. The Kix tagline is “Always on. Always ready” and they are exactly that.

Check out the blog post on Kix Internet.

In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan crushed the Philippines. The worst storm on record; it killed more than 6,300 people and completely destroyed countless buildings and infrastructure. Coastal cities and towns were heavily damaged, and many villages were completely wiped out. 

Humanitarian organizations from around the world were involved in the rescue efforts, including Disaster Tech Labs (DTL). DTL is made up of volunteer wireless professionals who volunteer their skills to provide emergency communications in disaster zones. Martin Keding, a technical training specialist with Cambium Networks, was one of the DTL team who contributed his time and talents to help the relief effort.

Martin describes the situation when the DTL team arrived. “A year later, people were still in the process of rebuilding. They had just recently moved out of the temporary relief tents and into some of the repaired buildings. Our task was to establish connectivity.”

Check out the blog post here.

At Cambium Networks, we support international charity and relief efforts where we can, and we are proud to have worked closely with the Irish nonprofit Disaster Tech Lab (DTL) to deliver broadband to those who need it most. In 2013 and 2014, for instance, we deployed a network of an ePMP™  integrated Access Point, ePMP Subscriber Modules and C3VoIP network gateway devices to connect camps and buildings in the Philippines for villagers affected by the destructive Typhoon Haiyan.

Check out the blog post here.

cnPilot outdoor Wi-Fi provided connectivity for the rescue team in Thailand.

We are very grateful to have contributed connectivity technology to this amazing effort. We are thankful for our global partners and service providers who answer the call for help and make a difference.

Helping to coordinate the underground rescue effort were teams above ground with wireless connectivity supplied by KING IT and operated by 3BB, the local telco. Working together, they created a hotspot at the cave entrance with Wi-Fi connectivity provided by Cambium Networks’ cnPilot™ outdoor access points.

Check out the blog post here.

Having a real-time video feed that can help local disaster teams and public safety officials is critical to making the right decisions when lives are at stake. Essential to having a response system that works is having the right network up-and-running so that communications don’t breakdown in the event of a disaster.

Cambium customer ezWireless has provided a case study that is a prime example of just how important it is to have a reliable, always on, wireless video communications network for public safety, especially in the event of a disaster.  A local VAR and systems integrator based in Portland, Oregon, ezWireless has been providing wireless network and broadband systems services all over the country since 1984.