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Find out what your peers are saying about Cambium vs. Ruckus Wireless WAN and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"One could say that Cambium is a scalable solution.""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 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.""The pricing of the product is very, very reasonable.""The initial setup is easy to handle. It's quite simple.""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.""Technical support has been good.""The claim management feature is exceedingly simple."

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"The most valuable features are the ease of deployment, the coverage that it offers, and the reliability.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the size of the outdoor access points. It's great and you can disguise them quite well.""Tech support is good.""The solution is suitable for many types of environments, such as small businesses.""Provides great coverage and performance.""The actual wireless access points themselves are very powerful."

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"The installation is difficult.""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.""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.""Pricing tends to be higher than its competitors.""The Cambium user interface and configuration should be improved.""The installation and configuration are a bit complex.""The solution needs to add an LTE solution and/or something in 3.5GHz.""The range of the product is disappointing so far."

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"The pricing, when compared to Ubiquiti, isn't competitive enough. If you want to have a Government or Public sector client they will ask why they should pay 200 euros if they can get something for 40 euros.""I would not consider this solution to be stable.""The solution could be more stable.""The connectivity and mobility for users could be improved.""Of course, we'd always like it to be cheaper, but that's for every product.""It would be nice to some analytical features built into this solution."

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  • "Its price is in the middle range."
  • "There are no licensing fees, it's a one-time cost."
  • "I think the pricing is fine for Cambium."
  • "When it comes to licensing costs we have been using the Cambium devices on a trial basis."
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  • "It's expensive but you get more coverage."
  • "Here in India, Ruckus is chosen often because it is priced low."
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    Questions from the Community
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    For me, Ubiquiti was easy to install, configure, set up, and maintain, while also providing solid coverage and better handoffs between APs. This is especially relevant if you are using Apple products… more »
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    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.
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    There is no licensing cost, just the initial fee for the solution.
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    Ubiquiti Wireless is extremely easy to set up and is an excellent option for small businesses, offering enterprise features for a one-time fee and no ongoing licensing fees. Ubiquiti Wireless is very… more »
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    The solution is suitable for many types of environments, such as small businesses.
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    There is a license required for this solution. Here in India, Ruckus is chosen often because it is priced low.
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    Also Known As
    Cambium PMP Series, Cambium ePMP Series
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    Cambium Networks is a global provider of wireless broadband solutions for business and residential uses. Cambium cloud-based software serves a wide range of industries, including governmental and military agencies, oil, gas, and utility companies, Internet providers, private enterprises, and public safety networks. It features an extensive portfolio of managed WiFi and broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms.

    Cambium Networks provides a reliable, scalable, and secure wireless fabric infrastructure. It gives organizations end-to-end network visibility and actionable analytics to maximize broadband and Wi-Fi performance.

    What services does Cambium Network provide?

    • CCTV Backhaul - Cambium simplifies camera connections by providing multi-gigabit, low-latency wireless connectivity. Companies can deploy single-camera operations within hours. There is no need for running cables. It is scalable and highly reliable.
    • Enterprise Networking - Cambium WiFi solutions help enterprises to connect across their entire operation. They provide automated ethernet switching that simplifies processes. The cloud-based management system gives visibility into the system from anywhere. Their WiFi Designer simplifies indoor deployments.
    • Fixed Wireless Broadband - The comprehensive portfolio covers from last-mile to WiFi and long-haul. Monitoring network performance is simpler thanks to the cloud-based management platform. The scalability of the wireless broadband enables it to cover thousands of users in large areas.
    • Outdoor Wireless for Private Networks - Cambium Networks’ suite of wireless and WiFi solutions delivers connectivity across campuses and locations, with high throughput and low latency. The end-to-end monitoring simplifies management. It covers field area networks and is easily scalable.
    • Small Cell Backhaul - Video streaming and similar bandwidth-intensive voice applications require fixed wireless technology that can deliver low latency and high throughput. Cambium small cell backhaul service is easy to install in existing structures, relieving overburdened networks. The system can establish backhaul connectivity in days.
    • Hybrid Networks - The hybrid network solution enables the wireless expansion of fiber infrastructure. This allows for high bandwidth, low latency, and faster speeds. A network can be expanded in days without the need of running additional cable. The solutions can serve anything from single locations to large-scale deployments.

    Benefits of Cambium Networks

    • Great performance
    • Flexibility
    • Rich connectivity without bandwidth problems
    • Multiple features with wide capabilities, management, and control
    • Easy setup
    • Sound and solid product with easy configuration and management
    • Improves business process agility
    • Delivers cost management
    • Drives revenue growth
    • Drives innovation

    One feature that stands out is Cambium’s flexibility. Network designers can choose the right technology mix to solve their problems, thanks to open APIs that enable you to add services whenever necessary. This flexibility allows Cambium Networks to deliver consistent high-performance WiFi that feels like it’s wired, with extended coverage and security that serve all sized companies.

    Cambium solutions securely provide a cost-effective wireless fabric, customized for enterprises needs. This flexibility results in Cambium solutions application in an array of use cases, from healthcare and education to mining, law enforcement, public safety, oil & gas. The adaptability and multiple options make Cambium a sort of wild card you can apply to whichever networking challenges you may have.

    Reviews from Real Users

    PeerSpot users have the following to say about Cambium Networks:

    - "It's a good product and works well when there is a lot of interference." - Manish N., Owner at IT Logic

    - “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." - Sami A., Manager at Global Trading

    - "The pricing of the product is very, very reasonable.” - Tahmeed S.G., Executive at Integra Technologies Limited

    The Ruckus product portfolio of Wi-Fi, switching, IoT, LTE, software and SaaS lets you deliver a great end-user connectivity experience while reducing the amount of time you spend managing the network. And because Ruckus packs more capability into every network element, you can build that network at a lower cost per connection.

    Whether your users are employees, customers, guests, residents, students, visitors, fans, or subscribers, Ruckus products are designed to enhance their experience—and yours.

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    Sample Customers
    Wireless Etc, Agricultural Technology Company in Brazil, Redfox, SKYNET, HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, APPLEBEE’S
    American University of Sharjah, Dordt College, Drew University, Lamar University, Raroa School
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company43%
    Consumer Goods Company43%
    Comms Service Provider47%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Cambium is ranked 3rd in Wireless WAN with 9 reviews while Ruckus Wireless WAN is ranked 2nd in Wireless WAN with 6 reviews. Cambium is rated 7.8, while Ruckus Wireless WAN is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cambium writes "A stable, scalable, and easy-to-deploy solution that lets you set up the access points in advance and has the useful mesh feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless WAN writes "Simple to use, great for outdoor usage and easy to disguise". Cambium is most compared with Ubiquiti Wireless, Aruba Networks Wireless WAN and Cisco Wireless WAN, whereas Ruckus Wireless WAN is most compared with Ubiquiti Wireless, Fortinet FortiWLM and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN. See our Cambium vs. Ruckus Wireless WAN report.

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