Rural Broadband Opportunities

Bridge the digital divide.

Broadband internet access is driving innovation, economic development, and enhanced entertainment. Although broadband access has expanded significantly in recent years, there are still millions in rural areas for whom a fast connection isn’t available. This broadband gap has created market areas hungry for streaming entertainment, social media, and ecommerce.

Check out the Rural Broadband brochure.

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Cambium Networks provides a field proven wireless fabric of connectivity solutions that can be customized to meet the exact needs of any rural community.

Check out the Rural Broadband presentation.

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Pixius Communications meets peak demand for throughput with PMP 450m with Massive MU-MIMO technology.

Check out the Pixius case study Here.

The Cambium Networks PMP 450 platform, deployed worldwide as the basis for some of the largest fixed wireless access service provider networks in the world, has evolved to overcome these challenges with PMP 450m, powered by cnMedusa technology – the industry’s first commercially deployed massive multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) platform.

Our white paper is an overview of the general technologies used in massive MU-MIMO, followed by specific details on Cambium Networks’ cnMedusa massive MU-MIMO technology as implemented in the PMP 450m product.

Check out the MU-MIMO solution paper.

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Eurona IRL connects 3,200 business and residential customers in Cavan, Longford, Roscommon, Leitrim, Galway in Ireland. The National Broadband Plan drafted in 2012, recognized the importance of closing digital divide in Ireland, but for many reasons businesses and residents in rural areas remain unconnected to high-speed broadband, and are unable to upload and download large files or stream videos for conference calls or entertainment. Given the disperse population density in rural areas, a wired or fiber technology would not be cost effective to install.

Wireless technology had the installation cost advantage, but could not deliver the capacity that subscribers needed - and Eurona IRL saw the opportunity to succeed. Experienced in offering wireless connectivity, they stepped up to the challenge.

“Prior to installation of the PMP 450m, customers were limited to 8-10 Mbps packages. We can now with confidence provide up to 50 Mbps speeds to customers.” - Barry Wilson, Country Manager Eurona Ireland

Check out the Eurona PMP 450m case study.

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Globally, the 3 GHz band has been a licensed frequency band that was defined for the WiMAX standard. It is not typically available to Service Providers without having purchased or leased this frequency. However, some efforts have been made to make it more readily available in certain parts of the world. Specifically, in the United States and Canada, 50 MHz of this spectrum (3650-3700 MHz) had been available under a “lightly licensed” condition. An operator needed to obtain a nationwide, nonexclusive license at very low cost from the regulatory body, then register any equipment that would be operating in that band. This propelled the use of this band forward tremendously over the last several years.

Cambium Networks introduced the 450 platform operating in the 3 GHz band in 2014. Since then, it has been deployed in hundreds of networks globally.

Get the details in the PMP 450 and LTE in 3 GHz solution paper.

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Deploy a public Wi-Fi solution that provides the coverage you need, with the capacity to connect crowds. “Zero-touch” installations with pre-configured access points and cloud-based monitoring and management make cnPilot outdoor Wi-Fi solutions easy to deploy and give you confidence in providing a consistently satisfying customer experience.

Find out the details in our deployment techniques solution paper.

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Eli Williamson, President of the Board of Directors on Leave No Veteran Behind describes how connectivity transforms a community:

“No one would have expected us to form a relationship with Cambium Networks, a high tech communications manufacturer. No one would have expected us to form a relationship with SoCore, which now wants – and has committed today – to provide solar technology to power the Cambium relay system. This church will still stay connected despite anything, even when everything else is dark. No one thought about that. I didn’t think about that, but when you’re doing the right thing, when you have a really great mission, then people will converge upon that mission and support it, and that’s what’s happening here in Windsor Park.”

Find out the details in the Urban Hub Connectivity paper.

We asked Ben Royer, of Royell Communications What is one secret to your success?

“Having a good management system is key. You definitely want to make sure that you have something that is easy to use, functional, and gives you the tools you need to support a network. We manage our customers with an in-house build CRM. We have a few programmers in house that work with our structure team and we grow our own management software. That’s very powerful. It integrates very nicely through SNMP with Cambium’s gear, so we can do QOS and any kind of provisioning we want. We can set up, change frequencies, and change color codes on the fly. We have also been using the cnMaestro™ management system extensively – with over 2,000 units that we’re monitoring – and it’s working great. We’re loving the growth of that product.”

Check out the Solution Paper on Royell Communications.

We asked Cesare Bratta of Cyber Broadcasting If you could start over again, what would you change?

“I wish I could have predicted this extraordinary customer demand for bandwidth. I would have over-built the network, as we’re constantly upgrading backhauls and fiber to supply additional bandwidth.

When we started, we just put in a 20 Mbps backhaul. Over time, we doubled it, doubled it again, and even doubled a third time. Now, we’re adding high capacity licensed backhauls coming off of the fiber drops. We’re already upgrading those licensed backhauls because we’re blowing through that capacity as well.

When Cyber first started in 2003, customers were just basically ecstatic that we got them off dial-up and could provide them half a Mbps up to meg and half. Now they consider that early maximum basically dial-up speeds. They are just constantly wanting more – and strong demand makes for a growing business.”

Check out the solution paper on Cyber Broadcasting.

What makes a good sector antenna?

Antenna design affects performance. Network performance affects customer satisfaction.

Learn about how Cambium Networks designs high performance sector antennas that provide high scalability and reliability – and in turn yield high customer satisfaction in this video.

Giganet - located in the north of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, is a WISP that serves business and residential customers in 11 municipalities. The delivery of 4-8 Mbps for residential and up to 5-10 Mbps for business services was a challenge itself, and Giganet’s growth began to slow due to interference problems and limited user capacity per sector. GIGANET NEEDED TO FIND A SOLUTION capable of supporting an increasing number of subscribers per sector, enabling them to migrate their existing customers and scale to grow with new ones over time, while also leveraging the existing spectrum as efficiently as possible

ePMP delivers satisfaction: “More customers, more bandwidth, and more stability with the same MHz.” – RAUL DUARTE, GENERAL MANAGER

Check out the Giganet Case Study (in English and Spanish).

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