Cambium Networks: 5150 to 5250 MHz for WISPs

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Cambium Networks, a leader in Wireless ISP solutions, today announced the release of their Multipoint Force 100 and their Point-to-Point 650 wireless backhaul for high-gain 5 GHz subscribers. Their Point to Multipoint platform includes the PTP 650, 650S, and 650L.

Both the PTP and PMP platforms operate at 5150 to 5250 MHz. This new unlicensed spectrum was not previously available for outdoor use, and has higher power limits for longer range. It is not subject to dynamic frequency selection or radar detection.

Cambium’s PTP 650 platform received FCC authorization to operate in the U-NII-1 band covering 5150 to 5250 MHz. Cambium says their Point-to-Point (PTP) 650 wireless backhaul can deliver up to 450 Mbps aggregate throughput in a 45 MHz channel, operating from 4.9 to 6.05 GHz.

The ePMP Force 100 contains Cambium Networks’ latest ePMP software, which expands the operating range of their 5 GHz multi-point radios. Cambium Networks received FCC authorization to operate fixed outdoor wireless in the 5150 and 5250MHz band. The additional 100 MHz spectrum is available via download of software release 2.1.

The ePMP Force 100 also adds enhancements to eCommand, which provides a suite of management tools to plan, provision and monitor the network, and to eFortify, which allows the platform to recognize and react to external interference. The ePMP Force 100 can be deployed as a subscriber module that can connect to any ePMP access point, as well as peer nodes in point-to-point deployment.

Cambium Networks is the heir of Motorola’s Canopy products for WISPs and enterprises.

Wireless ISPs can’t use standard WiFi protocols reliabily since it results in conflicts and interference when more than 5 or 6 subscribers try to connect simultaneously. Instead most WISPs use polling architecture to synchronize users and devices.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 11:58 am .

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