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Find out what your peers are saying about Cambium vs. Ubiquiti Wireless and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"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.""One could say that Cambium is a scalable solution.""It's a good product and works well when there is a lot of interference.""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.""The initial setup is easy to handle. It's quite simple.""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.""Technical support has been good."

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"We have found the product to be scalable.""Setting it up wasn't so complicated. It is reliable. Security-wise, we didn't have much trouble, but that could be due to our environment. We haven't had so many attacks, at least up till now.""Ubiquiti Wireless is easy to use, it's stable and flexible, and the performance is great. It is scalable as well.""Easy to use and flexible.""Ubiquiti is easier to install than Mikrotik.""The pricing of the solution is excellent. It offers a great value.""I like the price, quality, and consistency of manufacturing.""I like that it's very easy and very stable. It's easy to install as well."

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Cons
"The Cambium user interface and configuration should be improved.""The range of the product is disappointing so far.""I think this product could be improved if It were SMS based. If I have a visitor in my office, I'd like to be able to send them the wireless password as a message via SMS, so I don't have to give it out.""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.""Pricing tends to be higher than its competitors.""The solution needs to add an LTE solution and/or something in 3.5GHz.""The installation is difficult.""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."

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"There should be an easier way to contact the support. If we need to do something on it, it will be easier and faster if there is a support number to call. Currently, their support is mostly through email or chat. If there is a hotline that you can call directly, that would be good. It will really help a lot. They should also include more after-sales support. They can maybe also provide more details on what's happening with the network.""They should have more VLAN features and a designing tool like a link planer.""I would prefer if the solution offered more integration capabilities.""There's one feature missing and that is automatic channel assignment.""The production is not very stable in our experience.""o if you are setting up any other third party product or any other different product, it sometimes can be a bit difficult. With Ubiquiti, you need to set up because you can adopt the product and that's it, where if it's not a Ubiquiti product it can sometimes be a difficult setup.""The solution needs to improve its features and offer more to the customer.""After upgrades to the interface, some features disappear."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The product is expensive."
  • "Ubiquiti Wireless is affordable."
  • "If you do not have a big budget, you can use Ubiquiti, it is cost-effective."
  • "I like the fact that it offers enterprise features at a cheap price. If you compare it with Cisco, it has most of the features that Cisco has been offering but at a lesser price. I am satisfied with its price."
  • "The price has been fair for what I have been using it for. There is no license for this solution."
  • "There are no licensing fees for this solution, but the cost is on the higher side."
  • "This solution is cheaper compared to others."
  • "The price of the solution is high and could be cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    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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    Ubiquiti Wireless offers a wide range of WLAN products. We tested their devices before ultimately choosing Cisco Meraki. Ubiquiti devices have good outdoor performance and the connection is very… more »
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    I like the simplicity, the ease of use.
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    Also Known As
    Cambium PMP Series, Cambium ePMP Series
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    Overview

    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



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    Wireless Etc, Agricultural Technology Company in Brazil, Redfox, SKYNET, HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, APPLEBEE’S
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    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company43%
    Consumer Goods Company43%
    Wholesaler/Distributor14%
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    Comms Service Provider48%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Government5%
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    University30%
    Energy/Utilities Company20%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
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    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise12%
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    Cambium is ranked 3rd in Wireless WAN with 9 reviews while Ubiquiti Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless WAN with 24 reviews. Cambium is rated 7.8, while Ubiquiti Wireless is rated 8.4. 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 Ubiquiti Wireless writes "Extremely easy to set up and has never failed on me". Cambium is most compared with Ruckus Wireless WAN, Aruba Networks Wireless WAN and Cisco Wireless WAN, whereas Ubiquiti Wireless is most compared with Ruckus Wireless WAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Fortinet FortiWLM and Aruba Networks Wireless WAN. See our Cambium vs. Ubiquiti Wireless report.

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