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Cambium Networks is one of the first Wi-Fi vendors to join Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified ecosystem, a Facebook program that allows access point manufacturers to build Wi-Fi hardware compatible with Express Wi-Fi. Cambium will collaborate with Facebook to help local entrepreneurs and operators to offer fast and affordable internet access in local communities. Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Cambium Networks, said the decision is “in line with our mission of bringing affordable connectivity to the world.”
Express Wi-Fi is a solution to help operators and local entrepreneurs offer fast and affordable internet access in public spaces. For Express Wi-Fi, Facebook is working with carriers, internet service providers, and local entrepreneurs to help expand connectivity to underserved locations around the world. It is currently live in India, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Indonesia.
Express Wi-Fi empowers local entrepreneurs to help provide quality internet access to their neighbors and make a steady income. Working with local internet service providers or mobile operators, they’re able to use software provided by Facebook to connect their communities.
Facebook believes that when people are able to purchase fast, affordable and reliable internet, they’re able to explore the range of information it has to offer including news, education, health, job postings, entertainment, and communication tools like Facebook.
Guy Mordecai, Product Lead for Express Wi-Fi at Facebook said: “We’re excited to launch the Express Wi-Fi Certified program and have Cambium Networks as one of our early partners. Through our work with leading Wi-Fi vendors, we hope to expand the Express Wi-Fi ecosystem and accelerate innovation to provide a sustainable business model for fast and affordable Wi-Fi at a meaningful scale. We are proud of the progress accomplished through partnering with Cambium Networks since the inception of Express Wi-Fi Certified,
helping operators to offer better Wi-Fi experiences at scale.”
Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Cambium Networks, said: “The Express Wi-Fi Certified program is a natural fit for Cambium Networks given our strong history of designing robust wireless networks around the world for more than a decade. In line with our mission of bringing affordable connectivity to the world, we are pleased to collaborate with Facebook by enabling rapid network deployment with our Frictionless Wi-Fi cnPilot™ enterprise access solution. We look forward to continuing this work and invite the larger technology, finance, government and social empowerment communities to join us in connecting the approximately 3.8 billion unconnected people.”
What is Cambium’s cnPilot™ solution?
cnPilot 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi products with advanced management capabilities deliver high capacity and fast installation in an affordable package – to connect people, places and things. Cambium Networks offers secure, scalable, cloud-managed solutions for home, small business, and both indoor and outdoor enterprise local Wi-Fi network applications.
Each 802.11ac and 802.11n edge and enterprise Wi-Fi access point can be installed in new or existing wireless local area networks – even those from other network equipment manufacturers – and together with one-stop, intelligent remote diagnostics that ensure rapid deployment and simple operation, it’s never been easier to connect the unconnected.
A global provider of wireless connectivity solutions that strengthen connections between people, places and things, Cambium Networks specializes in providing an end-to-end wireless fabric of reliable, scalable, secure, cloud-managed platforms that perform under demanding conditions. It empowers service providers and enterprise, industrial and government network operators to build intelligent edge connectivity.