U.S. provider of wireless broadband solutions, Cambium Networks, today launched ePMP, a wireless access platform for connecting underserved and unconnected global communities.
ePMP is a point-to-multipoint (PMP) fixed wireless access solution that operates in the 5GHz frequency band, delivering 200 Mbps throughput using 2x2 MIMO-OFDM technologies. Intelligent bandwidth algorithms are designed to direct the bandwidth where it's needed. . ePMP can also be deployed in point-to-point (PTP) network configurations.
With the launch of the Facebook-spearheaded Internet.org and Google's Project Loon, offering Internet connectivity to the remaining 2/3 of the world's population is on the minds of many technology companies. Current research from the UN Broadband Commission is grim on hitting the target of 60% Internet penetration worldwide by 2015, a corollary to meeting Millennium Development Goal #8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development. According to the Commission, at current rates penetration will be 45% by the end of 2015, leaving 3.96 billion without Internet connectivity. A major step in meeting this multi-faceted goal is engineering the ideal wireless broadband hardware for use in developing communities' networks. ePMP is Cambium Networks’s answer to this issue, designed to be deployed in bridging that gap.
The platform fulfills a variety of needs for service providers and enterprise customers: rural, municipal, satellite office, primary and redundant connectivity; video surveillance backhaul; device and site monitoring; LAN extension; and leased line replacement. Designed with stringent service requirements in mind, ePMP incorporates a number of technologies to ensure high-quality service and performance: GPS synchronization and prioritization to improve scalability and quality of service, 128-bit AES encryption, and high resilience to environmental factors.
ePMP currently comes in two modules: the ePMP 1000 Integrated Radio and the ePMP 1000 GPS Sync Radio. Both can be configured in GPS synchronized networks as synchronization is a necessity in any environment, regardless of spectral competition.
ePMP is available now world-wide, through Cambium Networks' distributors.