Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cambium Networks Takes Flight -- a Spin-out from Motorola Solutions

Cambium Networks, previously Motorola Solutions' Point-to-Point (PTP or Orthogon) and Point-to-Multipoint (PMP or Canopy) Wireless Broadband Networks division, has begun operations as an independent company.

Cambium offers a portfolio of fixed wireless high-speed backhaul and access solutions for a wide range of customers and industries, including Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), enterprises, utilities, municipalities, public safety departments, military and Federal government agencies. The solutions include Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and intelligent Dynamic Frequency Selection (iDFS) technologies to enhance signal reliability. Cambium claims more than three million PMP modules installed around the world, operating in the licensed, unlicensed and federal frequency bands.

In addition, Motorola Solutions has entered into a Global Supply Agreement with Cambium Networks where they will continue to provide their direct, public safety and Federal customers with Cambium's access, backhaul and management solutions.

Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm, acquired the group from Motorola Solutions for an undisclosed sum and intends to operate Cambium as a standalone company.

"Although this is our first day as a new company, Cambium Networks is hardly a newcomer to the broadband industry," state Phil Bolt, Cambium's CEO. "We're the providers of the most respected and widely deployed Point-to-Point (PTP) and Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) solutions in the business. Even as we begin independent operations, we currently have installed networks in more than 150 countries. Supporting those deployments is a highly seasoned team of wireless, IP and RF propagation professionals whose combined experience runs into the thousands of years in the industry." http://www.cambiumnetworks.com

  • Cambium Networks is headed by Phil Bolt, who previously was vice president, Wireless Network Solutions, Motorola Solutions. He joined Motorola Solutions from Orthogon Systems, where as President and CEO, he directed development of non-line-of-sight wireless Ethernet bridges employing advanced technologies including space-time-coding and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM). Prior to joining Orthogon Systems, Phil spent over a decade with Nortel Networks as director of wireless research and development.

  • Cambium Networks is co-headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill. and Ashburton, England.

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