Cambium Networks is announcing the cnWave 60 GHz (V-band) solution, which enables multi-gigabit connectivity for fixed wireless access. Based on 802.11ay standard and certified with Facebook Terragraph, cnWave supports TDMA/TDD synchronization and allows high-density deployment. The product supports beamforming for easy installation, Mesh support for easy network expansion, and auto healing. All radios are software defined and can be used for point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and Mesh configuration.

cnWave at a Glance:

  • 802.11ay technology with Mesh support
  • Terragraph certified
  • Supports 57–66 GHz
  • Low latency < 1ms
  • TDMA/TDD channel access and GPS network synchronization
  • cnMaestro™ NMS support • Zero-touch installation
  • Dual-sector V5000, up to 15 Gbps with channel bonding
  • Auto beamforming
    • V5000 with 280° in azimuth, 40°in elevation
    • V1000 with 80° in azimuth, 40° in elevation
    • V3000 with 4° in azimuth, 2°in elevation
  • Hardware ready for channel bonding, double the capacity with future firmware upgrade

The cnWave platform includes three products:

  • V5000 ‒ Distribution Node (DN), auto beamforming, dual sectors with 280° coverage, up to 7.6 Gbps throughput, and supports 30 client nodes (CN) • V1000 ‒ Mid-Gain Client Node (CN), auto beamforming, 1 Gbps UL, and 1 Gbps DL
  • V3000 ‒ High Gain Client Node (CN), auto beamforming, 1.9 Gbps UL, and 1.9 Gbps DL

The cnWave product can be used as:

  • WTTH (Wireless to the Home) – Providing wireless broadband access directly to the home
  • WTTB (Wireless to the Building) – Providing wireless broadband access to rooftops or sides of buildings, which then is distributed to individual offices and homes via wire
  • RTTRT (Rooftop to Rooftop) – Dedicated PTP connection for long range
  • Fiber Extension – Providing last 100m to 1000m connection
  • Backhaul – For 5G small cell, outdoor Wi-Fi, MicroPoP, and video surveillance in smart cities

cnMaestro Single Pane of Glass:

60 GHz cnWave operates with Cambium Networks’ cnMaestro™ management system. cnMaestro is a cloud-based or onpremises software platform for secure, end-to-end network control. cnMaestro wireless network manager simplifies device management by offering full network visibility and zero-touch provisioning. View and perform a full suite of wireless network management functions in real time, optimize system availability, maximize throughput, and meet emerging needs of business and residential customers.