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Cambium is #3 ranked solution in top Wireless WAN tools. IT Central Station users give Cambium an average rating of 8 out of 10. Cambium is most commonly compared to Ubiquiti Wireless:Cambium vs Ubiquiti Wireless. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 50% of all views.
What is Cambium?

Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions that connect the unconnected. Through its extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure WiFi and wireless broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms managed by cloud-based software, Cambium Networks makes it possible for all service providers; enterprises; governmental and military agencies; oil, gas and utility companies; Internet service providers; and public safety networks to build powerful communications networks, reach users from 200 kilometers across mountain tops down to the last meter to their devices and intelligently manage their infrastructure through end-to-end network visibility and actionable analytics.

Cambium was previously known as Cambium PMP Series, Cambium ePMP Series.

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JacksonVega
Consultor Tecnologico at VEVATIC
Reseller
Top 20
A stable, scalable, and easy-to-deploy solution that lets you set up the access points in advance and has the useful mesh feature

Pros and Cons

  • "The feature that I really liked is the mesh feature. Currently, we are in quarantine, and the request of home users is that they need to cover the whole house or the whole indoor house. Mesh solution works really nice in Cambium environment. Being able to set up access points in advance is a good feature. It lets you set up the whole environment in your lab or any other place before deploying the access points."
  • "It has voucher generation. These vouchers are provided to the customers. It would be great if there is a possibility to integrate these vouchers with the system that vendors use to print the receipts. For example, if you go to Starbucks, they provide you a receipt, and in that receipt, you have the code for the Wi-Fi network. I would like some kind of integration or API that can be integrated into any other system for generating such receipts. It would be a really nice feature. It has the cnMaestro portal that normally an integrator sets up. When you deploy this solution to a user, rather than generating a Cambium account, I would like to share this console with the users so that they can at least see the stability of the network and not necessarily trust what I said. It also allows the customers in visualizing the way that they are connecting and the way the network is behaving. I have been in touch with the Cambium team for these features, but they don't yet have the final answer. It is kind of hard to get these solutions immediately. It is a bit challenging to bring these devices to Lima, Peru, or to get Cambium from the distributors. They need to import these devices."

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution in many scenarios. We use it for small businesses, home networks mesh, and schools. Cambium has got Xirrus as an enterprise branch. We use Xirrus, and we also use Cambium with small solutions.

It is a cloud deployment. It is deployed in the Cambium cloud. We are using cnMaestro as a cloud portal. In the case of Xirrus, we are using the XMS-Cloud solution that they have. We are not using any on-premise solution.

What is most valuable?

The feature that I really liked is the mesh feature. Currently, we are in quarantine, and the request of home users is that they need to cover the whole house or the whole indoor house. Mesh solution works really nice in Cambium environment.

Being able to set up access points in advance is a good feature. It lets you set up the whole environment in your lab or any other place before deploying the access points.

What needs improvement?

It has voucher generation. These vouchers are provided to the customers. It would be great if there is a possibility to integrate these vouchers with the system that vendors use to print the receipts. For example, if you go to Starbucks, they provide you a receipt, and in that receipt, you have the code for the Wi-Fi network. I would like some kind of integration or API that can be integrated into any other system for generating such receipts. It would be a really nice feature. 

It has the cnMaestro portal that normally an integrator sets up. When you deploy this solution to a user, rather than generating a Cambium account, I would like to share this console with the users so that they can at least see the stability of the network and not necessarily trust what I said. It also allows the customers in visualizing the way that they are connecting and the way the network is behaving. I have been in touch with the Cambium team for these features, but they don't yet have the final answer.

It is kind of hard to get these solutions immediately. It is a bit challenging to bring these devices to Lima, Peru, or to get Cambium from the distributors. They need to import these devices.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for about two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Its stability is good. I haven't received any complaints. Sometimes, when you deploy a network, you need to reset the access points once in a while because they get saturated or the memory is full, but I haven't received any complaint about this with Cambium devices. I have been working during this quarantine with both Ubiquiti and Cambium, and Cambium responds much better.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Its scalability is good. You can start with a small network and then you can grow it as you need. They also offer a paid version of cnMaestro. I am not clear about what you gain when you go for paid cnMaestro. 

The number of users varies based on the client. We have solutions for small businesses, home users, and schools. In schools, there are 25 users per classroom, and all of them are connected without any problem.

How was the initial setup?

It is generally easy, but sometimes, it can be challenging in terms of time, but you just need to wait. It takes a while for the access point to take the configuration, specifically because it is communicating with the cloud. It has to receive the configuration file, and it takes a while to receive the configuration file. You just need to be patient.

The cool thing that I like is that you can set up the whole environment in your lab or any other place, and then you can deploy those access points for the customers. For the final configuration, you can just call them in and finalize the setup. Being able to set up those access points in advance is a good feature.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to look for the right integrator. A good integrator needs to know the product and specifications. It is not necessarily about selling. It is also about knowing different features so that you can get maximum advantage of the product. Most of the people are using Wi-Fi, but in terms of using two frequencies, 2.4 and 5 gigahertz, an assessment would be much better. I don't know if Cambium supports any kind of assessment. I know that they have some tools, but the integrators should make these assessments before implementing any Wi-Fi solution.

I would rate Cambium an eight out of ten.

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Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
Ghayas Uddin
IT Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Lacking in performance, difficult and complicated in its use, but stable and scalable

Pros and Cons

  • "One could say that Cambium is a scalable solution."
  • "The Cambium user interface and configuration should be improved."

What is our primary use case?

The version I am using involves the model I am utilizing for testing. 

We use the solution for data sharing and file sending. We test any environment when it comes to sharing among people who are roaming. 

What needs improvement?

I did not like this solution from the get go and have no interest in it, as it is entirely not good for the end-user. 

There are no features that I have found to be most valuable. The solution offers no features that cannot be found in other products. 

In the three to four months since I started testing the product I have found its performance to be lacking and it to be very difficult and complicated. The interface is difficult. 

The Cambium user interface and configuration should be improved. The configuration is very complicated and not user friendly.

The solution should be BLE enabled. In a recent review I conducted of Cisco 9115 and Cisco 9100 it came to my attention that both of these products are BLE enabled.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been testing Cambium for three to four months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

One could say that the solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

One could say that Cambium is a scalable solution. 

It is not being extensively used, although we do have plans to increase the usage.  

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is not very good. It's very hard to initiate the technical support. One would have to make a huge effort in this areas since we are talking about a new product that nobody is familiar with. This will take time. If a person were to open a car manufacturing plant, he would expect the product to provide support of after sales service, Yet, if the technical support were not good the question would arise as to whether he would wish to buy the product again. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex.

The user interface is very complicated and not well defined. Configuring is very difficult. In contrast, Cisco is very straightforward and user-friendly when it comes to installation and configuration. 

The duration of the deployment depends on the person's knowledge. 

What about the implementation team?

We made use of a consultant for the deployment. Our experience with him was what one would typically expect. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

When it comes to licensing costs we have been using the Cambium devices on a trial basis. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I am not comfortable with Cambium because it will take time for it to attain the viability in the user market that Cisco has, which is a market leader geared for large enterprises. This will only change once Cambium provides a big boost and makes the necessary changes needed to have a very good user product. But, Cisco is Cisco.

What other advice do I have?

We have ten users making use of the solution. While five departments will deploy a single Cambium device, the same users are using it.

My advice to others is that the configuration should be user-friendly and uncomplicated. 

I rate Cambium as a five out of ten. 

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CEO at Hitech Sarl
Real User
Top 20
Stable with good performance and an easy initial setup

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is easy to handle. It's quite simple."
  • "The solution needs to add an LTE solution and/or something in 3.5GHz."

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution as an internet service provider to the end-user, individual user, for direct collaboration, and in the government offices. 

What is most valuable?

Cambium is really nice. I used to use Ubiquiti and that solution was fine for a while. However, Cambium is better because as they have eEPMP 400. In Africa, you need a low price. You also need to get a lot of customers.

In terms of performance, even in small items, everything is very good.

The initial setup is easy to handle. It's quite simple.

What needs improvement?

The solution isn't as well known in the country. Most people are more familiar with Ubiquiti, and that solution has a lot of other options. 

Pricing isn't ideal and could be improved.

The solution can sometimes be very slow and clunky.

The solution needs to add an LTE solution and/or something in 3.5GHz.

For how long have I used the solution?

I originally started working with the solution in 2014. It's been a number of years now since I was first introduced to the solution.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is quite stable. It's very reliable for our clients. It doesn't crash or freeze. It doesn't seem to have bugs or glitches.

That said, sometimes, for streaming in the country, we have issues. They're just minor. It's not a big problem.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is quite scalable. If a company needs to expand the solution, they should be able to.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never personally dealt with technical support, therefore I can't speak to their level of service.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We've used Ubiquiti in the past and prefer Cambium over Ubiquiti. There were a lot of problems previously and customers were complaining it wasn't working right, so we had to abandon Ubiquiti. Now the customers seem to be content.

In some cases, we still use Ubiquiti, although it's rare now. We also occasionally use an AT&T PS 300.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not complex. It's very easy to implement.

The deployment is almost instantaneous. It only takes a minute.

You only need one person to handle deployment and maintenance.

What about the implementation team?

We implement this solution for our clients as a service provider.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is a bit pricey. There are extra costs, for example, for equipment or hardware that isn't included, such as cables, etc. It's not too expensive, however.

What other advice do I have?

We're a service provider and a customer. We're working with an older version of the product. We have ePMP 2000 and we want to upgrade to 3000, which we will be doing soon. We plan to use the solution into the future.

I'd recommend the solution, and recommend everyone uses PMP.

I'd rate the solution ten out of ten. It's worked very well for us.

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On-premises
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Sami Alomaisy
Manager at global trading
Real User
Top 5
Stable, easy to deploy, easy to learn, and good service

Pros and Cons

  • "It is easy to deploy, and it is not that complicated. There are a lot of systems that are very complicated, and they require a special kind of training. Their response is also very slow, especially with the Chinese vendors, but with Cambium, we have not faced any issues. Everything is going well in terms of cooperation from Cambium. We are happy with them, their services, their cooperation, and their quick response. They are just amazing."
  • "If they could move from the fixed wireless point to mobile, it will make a big change in the market. The cnPilot coverage should be covering big spaces. It should also have an external antenna, not a built-in antenna."

What is most valuable?

It is easy to deploy, and it is not that complicated. There are a lot of systems that are very complicated, and they require a special kind of training. Their response is also very slow, especially with the Chinese vendors, but with Cambium, we have not faced any issues. 

Everything is going well in terms of cooperation from Cambium. We are happy with them, their services, their cooperation, and their quick response. They are just amazing.

What needs improvement?

If they could move from the fixed wireless point to mobile, it will make a big change in the market.

The cnPilot coverage should be covering big spaces. It should also have an external antenna, not a built-in antenna.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of years. I am using its latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We open a ticket, and they respond to us quickly. Somebody calls us within a day.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used to work in mobile spaces with NEC, Ericsson, and Nokia. This is the first time we are working with Cambium for Wi-Fi.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to install, and we have all the required material from Cambium. If there is anything that we share with them, they are able to deliver on the spot and tell us how to do and what to do.

We are generally able to finish deployments in one or two days. The deployment duration can vary, but that is not because of Cambium. It usually is because the wiring and the power are not ready at a customer's site.

What about the implementation team?

We have our own team to handles this. We have four people at the moment for Cambium networks. We have a CTO and four trained engineers.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Its price is in the middle range.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. I am very pleased with Cambium. It is competing in the market, and it has a good future. Cambium is growing up quickly. In the upcoming years, I can see it as a huge technology. With cnWave and the 5 gigahertz, they will take a very big share of the market worldwide. They are doing something amazing with cnMaestro.

I would rate Cambium a nine out of ten.

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Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Tahmeed Syed Golam
Executive at Integra Technologies Limited
Reseller
Top 20
Very stable with a good bandwidth and very reasonable pricing

Pros and Cons

  • "The pricing of the product is very, very reasonable."
  • "The range of the product is disappointing so far."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the product as an enterprise solution.

What is most valuable?

Overall, the bandwidth has been great. It's the most valuable aspect of the product thus far.

The stability has been quite good in general so far.

We've found that if we need to we can scale the solution.

The pricing of the product is very, very reasonable. 

What needs improvement?

The range of the product is disappointing so far. The range the device offers is very limited. The coverage is only around 68 meters. If the range up to maybe 100 to 120, it would be really great; it would cover much more area.

For how long have I used the solution?

I haven't been working with the solution for very long just yet. It's only been about two months or so. It's still rather new to me.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good. The performance is reliable. Thus far, it doesn't crash or freeze and we haven't experienced any bugs or glitches. We've been satisfied with its stability in that respect.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the product is good. If a company needs to expand it, it can do so with relative ease.

We have 15 users on the solution right now.

How are customer service and technical support?

We haven't really had a chance to talk with technical support. We haven't had the solution that long and haven't really come across any issues. As we haven't talked to them, I wouldn't be able to discuss their general responsiveness or how knowledgeable they are. 

How was the initial setup?

I can't recall the initial setup. I'm not sure if it was straightforward or complex. I don't have any information to share in that regard.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing of the solution is fine and the licensing comes at no cost. It's free.

What other advice do I have?

We are distributors. 

From what I have experienced so far, I would recommend the solution to other organizations. We've been mostly very satisfied with its capabilities.

I'd rate it at a nine on a scale from one to ten. It would be nice if it had more range, however, everything else is pretty good.

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JR
Managing Director at Applied Technologies Group
Reseller
Easy to configure with excellent reporting and claim management is a very good feature

Pros and Cons

  • "The claim management feature is exceedingly simple."
  • "Pricing tends to be higher than its competitors."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for nursing homes, retail centers, those kinds of places. The solution is used to attract people and is used for social media interaction, customer analysis, that sort of thing. For the nursing home, which is another client, it's used because of its security capability. Our clients are generally small to medium enterprise. I'm a reseller and creator, and managing director of the company.

What is most valuable?

The claim management is exceedingly simple and a good feature. It's very easy to configure and reporting is excellent. From my point of view, it's an exceedingly reliable solution. 

What needs improvement?

Pricing tends to be higher than its competitors but that's really all I have to complain about. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is very stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a very scalable solution. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have previously worked with Zeros and with Ubiquiti networks. I find Cambium to be far more reliable. I've had the solution on my PC for three years now and haven't needed to do anything, it just keeps working. 

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is very simple. It takes about five minutes per access point. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend to anyone to go ahead and use it. It's well worth the extra money to implement it. You're not going to have many problems thereafter. It's just going to work for you.

I would rate this solution a nine out of 10. 

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Muhammed Amimul Ehsan
Senior Manager at PARTEX STAR GROUP
Real User
Top 5
Cost effective solution but could use some updated features

Pros and Cons

  • "What I find valuable is the fact that you don't need to purchase any license. Basically you just get the hardware for the access points, configure an IP and connect it with a switch."
  • "I think this product could be improved if It were SMS based. If I have a visitor in my office, I'd like to be able to send them the wireless password as a message via SMS, so I don't have to give it out."

What is most valuable?

What I find valuable is the fact that you don't need to purchase any license. Basically you just get the hardware for the access points, configure an IP and connect it with a switch.

What needs improvement?

I think this product could be improved if It were SMS based. If I have a visitor in my office, I'd like to be able to send them the wireless password as a message via SMS, so I don't have to give it out. 

I would like to see some type of blocker device. I need to block certain devices that should not be present in my organization or in my network.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cambium for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. 

How are customer service and support?

I think support could be better and more efficient. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very easy and only took about five minutes. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is no licensing cost, just the initial fee for the solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also evaluated Meraki.

What other advice do I have?

I give this product a seven out of ten. 

This is a cost-effective solution and you can get many benefits from it, but you don't get 100% of what you need. You're getting 70 to 80 percent benefit with the Cambium, as opposed to other solutions that cost more. 

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MN
Owner at it logic
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable, good support in India, and it works well even with a lot of interference

Pros and Cons

  • "It's a good product and works well when there is a lot of interference."
  • "The installation is difficult."

What is our primary use case?

We are resellers and we provide solutions to our customers.

When there is a lot of frequency interference, we use Cambium.

What is most valuable?

It's a good product and works well when there is a lot of interference.

What needs improvement?

The installation could be simplified.

It's a good product, but it's old.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been selling Cambium for five or six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a very stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable product and we have between 15 and 20 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good in India. The company provides us with technical support in all areas.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are using the Ubiquiti product to support 100 users.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is difficult.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's a costly product in India and it should be cheaper.

There are no licensing fees, it's a one-time cost.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It is similar to Ubiquiti, with the same features.

What other advice do I have?

If customers are willing to pay for a higher-cost product, I would definitely recommend Cambium.

We have plans to continue selling Cambium. If customers are going to continue to pay for this solution, I will continue to support them.

I would rate Cambium an eight out of ten.

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