Cambium Networks has successfully deployed its new 60 GHz cnWave solution. The system delivers multi-gigabit throughput to rapidly expand broadband access to urban business, residential and industrial locations.
“With our long history of wireless innovation and product delivery, we have fundamentally shifted the economics of Wi-Fi and fixed wireless infrastructure for urban, suburban, rural, industrial and enterprise environments,” said Cambium Networks President and CEO Atul Bhatnagar. “Our recent deployments around the world have proven that this new technology can dramatically increase the availability of broadband in underserved communities. It is nothing short of a breakthrough in the battle to bridge the digital divide.”
Cambium’s 60GHz cnWave solution uses Facebook Connectivity’s Terragraph technology and the latest 802.11ay compliant technology from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to deliver reliable, multi-gigabit internet speeds at a lower cost of ownership and faster time to market than trenching fiber. The latest addition to Cambium’s multi-gigabit wireless fabric portfolio of solutions, 60 GHz cnWave is fully integrated into LINKPlanner and cnMaestro end-to-end cloud management that provides a bird’s eye view of the entire network. The solution delivers reliable and secure connectivity for residential users, schools, enterprises, and industrial operations at a low total cost of ownership.
Malaysian communications provider YTL Communications is currently using Cambium’s 60 GHz cnWave solution in its trials in Penang. This deployment will eliminate the need to trench fiber in a UNESCO heritage city while creating a new multi-gigabit wireless infrastructure.
“As the leader in IP networks in Malaysia, YTL Communications has built the country’s first — and still only — nationwide all-4G LTE network. With that as a solid foundation, we had a great experience extending our high-speed network to schools and enterprise customers alike using Cambium wireless broadband products. We are excited to be the first in the world to deploy Cambium’s 60 GHz technology to our Terragraph gigabit wireless network in Penang. Like many cities with heritage structures, fiber deployment is quite difficult, and many businesses are stuck with legacy copper wires,” said Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications. “The cnWave 60 GHz solution enables a multi-gigabit wireless mesh network — elegantly using existing structures — that has overnight transformed existing businesses and can easily scale to future demands.”
NextLink in the United States has installed cnWave in trials in Texas and shares field results.
“In our field test in Weatherford, Texas, we achieved close to 1.8 Gigabit uplink and downlink speeds using Cambium’s 60 GHz cnWave solution in a single channel configuration,” said Cameron Kilton, Chief Technology Officer of NextLink. “These speeds far exceed the performance we were able to achieve with previous variations of 60 GHz equipment. We are looking forward to the channel bonding feature which combines two channels to deliver even higher speeds.”
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