Cambium Providing Fixed Wireless Platform for Pentanet’s Multi-GB NeXus Network in Australia

Wireless networking solutions provider Cambium Networks revealed that Pentanet is building a NeXus multi-GB fixed wireless network across the Perth, Australia metro area. The rollout will provide internet access for business and residential customers, delivering “exceptional” speeds by extending its existing 300 kilometers of “dark” fiber.

The deployment will specifically feature Cambium’s 60GHz cnWave fixed wireless platform, featuring Facebook Connectivity’s Terragraph mesh technology.

Cambium Networks’ multi-gigabit fixed wireless broadband technology and centralized management are well suited for urban applications. The solution provides multi-gigabit wireless broadband performance and reliability at a fraction of the cost of fiber. With 60 GHz cnWave, Pentanet can rapidly deploy hybrid networks to extend the fiber plant to customer premises, accelerating time to revenue at lower operating and capital costs. This video details the value that Pentanet delivers.

Cambium Networks’ 60 GHz cnWave solution elements include:

  • V5000 Distribution Node – Equipped with two sectors covering up to 280 degrees with beamforming.
  • V3000 Client Node – Featuring a 44.5 dBi high-gain antenna with beamforming, the client nodes can support up to 3.8 Gbps with the capability for even higher rates in the future with channel bonding for both PtMP and PTP configurations.
  • V1000 Client Node – Includes wide-range, 80⁰ beamforming for easy installation. Powered by 802.3af PoE, V1000 supports gigabit throughputs in a compact easy to install form factor

“Our development and support teams are collaborating closely with the Pentanet team to ensure our solution can scale rapidly to be able to provide connectivity across Perth,” said Atul Bhatnagar, the President and CEO of Cambium Networks. “They are pioneering a new age of communications with their business model and network architecture. We are pleased to recognize Pentanet’s disruptive leadership in the industry with our Wireless Connectivity Hero award.”

This addition to the multi-gigabit wireless fabric portfolio is integrated into LINKPlanner and cnMaestro end-to-end cloud management, providing a unified view of the network and delivering secure connectivity for residential users, schools, enterprises and industrial operations.

Cambium Networks’ full wireless fabric portfolio of solutions are available through its global network of partners.