Cambium Networks has unveiled a new platform designed to quench the ever-rising need for bandwidth among Internet users. The Canopy PMP 450 is a fourth generation (4G) point-to-multipoint (PMP) fixed wireless broadband access device capable of delivering the bandwidth and performance most service providers yearn for in the current Internet service providing business.
Demand, either from the market itself or from governments, is forcing service providers to look for means of delivering consistent and fast Internet access to all subscribers onboard without compromise. The PMP 450 will actualize such ends by the use of high throughput, low latency and GPS synchronization cocktail hence giving service providers the ability to avail new services.
Explaining the working of the innovation, Phil Bolt, the CEO and president of Cambium Networks, pointed out that the PMP 450 is a software defined radio platform that gives service providers the ability to rapidly broaden their network infrastructure and accommodate more customers with greater bandwidth.
The innovation is at home with the current scenario where service providers face the challenge of delivering converged multi-service networks offering high capacity, availability and reliability. This will in turn power on-demand and streaming applications such as video and gaming, which are responsible for high percentage of Internet broadband use today.
A single PMP 450 device will allow service providers to realize data rates of over 90Mbps of peak throughput with only 20MHz of spectrum from one Access Point (News - Alert) (AP). Higher data rates and throughput will call for the use of two rings of six AP. Service providers are now in a position to exploit the capabilities of the PMP 450 to provide unlimited broadband to existing customers and comfortably increase the number of customers they serve.
Some reputable service providers have tested and approved the performances of the PMP 450. A good example is the NTE Marked AS based in Steinkjer, Norway. A quote from its technical manager, Tom Sandal, is enough to cover doubts of the trials. He said, "After extensive trials, we have selected PMP 450 as our infrastructure to deliver services to our customers in low density terrain. We are impressed with the range delivered in nLoS environments."
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey