2019-10-20T10:33:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Ubiquiti Wireless?

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Ammar_Farhat - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT at Hubtech
Real User
Top 5
2022-10-04T19:41:58Z
Oct 4, 2022

The price of Ubiquiti Wireless is affordable, we pay approximately $100 and $150 per access point.

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Sachin Vinay - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Amrita
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-09-08T16:21:18Z
Sep 8, 2022

I cannot recall the exact pricing. However, my understanding is that the pricing is very good.

Walter Shelver - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at CableWeb
Real User
Top 5
2022-08-15T18:45:52Z
Aug 15, 2022

All the vendors' prices have gone up, so Ubiquiti has gotten more expensive. In terms of price versus performance, they're still well priced, but they are more expensive than entry-level products like Tenda and TP-Link. At the same time, it's still affordable enough for a home user. We do a lot of homes sometimes. So, a home user that has the money, that wants the reliability and whatever, I would put UniFi in their house before I would put in Tenda or a lower end product. In that respect, I definitely think Ubiquiti is very well priced, so I would give them easily a four out of five on pricing. From a price perspective, compared to Cisco, where you could put one AP down for Cisco, and get a lot of users, a lot of security and everything like that. For the same price, you can put down three Ubiquiti's and those three Ubiquiti's can do what the one Cisco unit could do.

HH
IT Staff at Holy Name University
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-08-03T10:52:29Z
Aug 3, 2022

Once you purchase the solution the license is included.

Jorge Costa Neves - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Advisor at Silopor SA
Real User
Top 5
2022-07-14T06:46:00Z
Jul 14, 2022

I rate the price of Ubiquiti Wireless a three out of five.

Rodrigo Guenoe - PeerSpot reviewer
Gerente de Segurança da Informação at Telefónica
Real User
Top 10
2022-07-05T06:33:00Z
Jul 5, 2022

Ubiquiti Wireless is not expensive.

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Kim Walker - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at RVC ICT Voice and Data Pty Ltd
Reseller
Top 10
2022-06-14T10:09:00Z
Jun 14, 2022

We don't have any licensing costs in our use-case. It's low cost, perhaps not the leading edge in the industry, but for the type of industry we work in, the cost suits us perfectly. It's aggressive on price so we can make a margin deploying it, and we can make money managing it for our clients.

MZ
President at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
MSP
Top 20
2022-05-12T13:05:01Z
May 12, 2022

The price of the product is reasonable. While I can't speak to the exact pricing, it is quite inexpensive. You don't need a license. You simply buy and install the device. For €100, you have Wi-Fi and you don't have to worry about a license. For the customer, it is a good solution. With Meraki, for example, you must buy the product, you must buy the license, and you have a license with an annual commitment or a pluriannual commitment. Clients must pay every time. With Ubiquiti, you buy the device, similar to what you would install at home, and you don't need to worry about anything else.

Milena Yordanova - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Aquatec
Real User
Top 10
2022-04-07T05:09:18Z
Apr 7, 2022

The solution offers pretty good pricing. they aren't expensive. I'd rate the cost at a four out of five in terms of value for money.

VK
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-02-17T18:01:00Z
Feb 17, 2022

The solution is relatively cheap. I personally don't pay for the licensing and therefore can't speak to exact pricing.

SM
Owner at Tech Exchange
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-24T15:51:07Z
Jan 24, 2022

From a pricing point of view, Ubiquiti is excellent. They charge around $180 per access point, and the switches are around $1,100, including support and a limited warranty.

George Ferns - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect - Networking and IoT at Ingram Micro
Reseller
Top 10
2022-01-24T07:57:11Z
Jan 24, 2022

The price point for Ubiquiti Wireless is really good.

KK
Health Information Services Systems Engineer at a performing arts with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-19T23:26:13Z
Nov 19, 2021

It's a cost-effective solution.

Pierre Claver B Traore - PeerSpot reviewer
Head, IT Division at USTTB
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-11T14:10:03Z
Oct 11, 2021

We don't buy directly. We have our finance department that buys things. My speculation on the price is that because we buy from private companies and because the product is imported, people tend to give us at higher prices. This is due to the fact that it is government procurement. So, sometimes, they are not paid directly, and they have to go through the whole administrative process before they are paid. So, they tend to compensate by increasing the price, but I won't be able to say what is the exact price.

IC
ICT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-21T18:01:57Z
Sep 21, 2021

You buy the solution outright. However, I cannot speak to the exact pricing.

Adilson Dombaxi - PeerSpot reviewer
Junior Network Engineer at Easy Systems
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-16T11:06:19Z
Jun 16, 2021

The price of the solution is high and could be cheaper.

CD
System Engineer at DIMASOFT.NET
Reseller
Top 20
2021-05-13T00:25:33Z
May 13, 2021

This solution is cheaper compared to others.

SP
Managing Member at Pender & Associates
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-07T19:48:05Z
May 7, 2021

There are no licensing fees for this solution, but the cost is on the higher side.

Hansel Baro - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Site Reliability Engineer / System Administrator at a hospitality company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-16T05:59:54Z
Apr 16, 2021

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.

ER
MIT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-02T22:51:41Z
Feb 2, 2021

If you do not have a big budget, you can use Ubiquiti, it is cost-effective.

CS
Security and Compliance Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-26T13:22:40Z
Jan 26, 2021

Ubiquiti Wireless is affordable.

DImo Dimov - PeerSpot reviewer
R&D Engineer IC Design at inLab Ltd
Reseller
Top 5
2020-12-14T13:34:00Z
Dec 14, 2020

The product is expensive.

MZ
President at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
MSP
Top 20
2020-11-19T13:01:52Z
Nov 19, 2020

The solution is much more affordable than other options, including Meraki and Fortinet. All services are including in the price. You don't have to pay for add-ons, for example. You buy it. It's easy to pay for it. After that, there's nothing else to worry about in terms of licensing. Only when it breaks do you have to worry. The warranty for Ubiquiti is only one year. You cannot renew or extend the warranty. If after one year it's broken, you need to buy another one.

Eli Abitbol - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Existco PTY LTD
Real User
2020-03-30T07:58:10Z
Mar 30, 2020

I'm not sure about licensing but you don't have to pay for ongoing maintenance which is great.

Walter Shelver - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at CableWeb
Real User
Top 5
2019-10-28T06:34:00Z
Oct 28, 2019

Ubiquity is by no means the most expensive wireless solution out there. In South Africa, for some Cisco access points, it will cost you 10,000 Rand ($690 USD), whereas with Ubiquity that same access point will cost you less than 3,000 Rand ($210 USD). Cisco will also have monthly or yearly licensing fees on their products. This solution is definitely cheaper than Cisco and less expensive than HPE in a lot of instances. They are more expensive in most cases than what NETGEAR is, but not by far. Aruba is also more expensive than Ubiquity. There are no licensing fees that I know of. I have never had to pay a monthly fee or anything like that with a Ubiquity product.

SA
IT Manager at Cyber IT Solutions
Real User
2019-10-27T06:19:00Z
Oct 27, 2019

The price is reasonable and there's only a one-time payment. We have had this for a long time and I haven't seen any additional fee after paying for the installation.

Alexander Ernst - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at IMP Bautest AG
Real User
2019-10-22T04:41:00Z
Oct 22, 2019

The product is a very good price with no setup or ongoing costs. If you compare it to Cisco Meraki, it's one-fifth of the price. But you have to remember that Cisco is an enterprise solution and it seems Ubiquiti Wireless is more for private or small business use but doesn't suit large enterprise needs. Some of my IT colleagues use it for small businesses, up to 20 people, because it's a cheap, affordable solution for smaller companies that don't have large budgets.

GeorgesKouassi - PeerSpot reviewer
Supervisor at Neurones Technologies
Real User
2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
Oct 21, 2019

The price of this solution is ok.

Henk Uittenbogaard - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at AnyWi Technologies
Reseller
2019-10-20T10:33:00Z
Oct 20, 2019

Competitors are asking high prices for their services in my opinion and they do not compete well with Ubiquity. The current price range of Ubiquiti is a good but if it becomes more expensive, there will be more competitors to compare with. It is currently purchased by customers on a yearly base.

PO
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-10-20T10:33:00Z
Oct 20, 2019

We don't pay any licensing costs. You can choose a subscription package it you prefer, or just pay once.

JM
Sales Director at Competitive Network Management
User
2020-04-24T17:15:50Z
Apr 24, 2020

We have many years and advanced understanding of all Ubiquity product lines.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 2, 2021
Why?
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Nov 2, 2021
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 stable. The internal roaming is also good. The best advantage, in my opinion, was the ease of management. The central control panel enables you to manage the entire wireless network, view and control the settings easily. Another feature we liked was the automatic firmware update. Ubiquiti is also more cost-effective than other alternatives. We noticed issues, though, with their layer 3 devices and routing equipment. Ubiquiti is a low-cost alternative but the tradeoff is the almost non-existent support. We had to rely on the community forums for answers. Additionally, there is a good chance a percentage of the Ubiquiti devices will break, so, have extra devices on standby. We chose Cisco Meraki because of their great wireless coverage, as is to be expected with Cisco products. Also, they offer the latest generation of WiFi technology. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN controllers are “set and go.” Once you set it up to your preferred configuration, it just runs by itself. It is very reliable. Adding access points is very easy from the wireless controller - you can even group APs. The monitoring is very good, too. You have visibility and control over the wireless network - for instance, you can block or disconnect users. Regarding security, you can integrate the controller with most SSO vendors if you want an extra layer, but the Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN controller provides robust layer 2 security with authentication controls. The only downside we find is the licensing model. You may need several licenses and the cost can add up. Conclusions If you can afford it, go with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN. Ubiquiti provides a good affordable alternative if you don’t mind the lack of support.
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 28, 2021
Why?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
Oct 28, 2021
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. It is also worth noting that Ubiquiti hardware is very heavy-duty and is advertised for a great price. I found that even though Ubiquiti is a better match for my needs, their support is questionable. Moreover, although they stand out for providing an easy user experience, I feel that this solution is missing many other advanced features that are available with other products. In contrast, I like that Cambium has no licensing fees. Like Ubiquiti, It is also easy to deploy, set up, and maintain. In comparison to Ubiquiti’s APs, Cambium’s line of APs seems to be built really well, although they are more expensive. It also provides a solution that gives you the opportunity to set up access points ahead of time, and has a useful mesh feature. With Cambium, the setup was pretty straightforward, but I must admit that it was time-consuming. While other systems like Cambium can be complicated and sometimes require training, Cambium is easy to learn. In terms of service and support, Cambium does not disappoint. They have a quick response and are always available when needed. Cambium is a stable and scalable solution, but I do feel that it is lacking in performance. One other downside for me is that it has a built-in antenna when it should have the ability to offer an external antenna as well. It could definitely use some improvements on the user interface and configuration. Conclusion While Cambium has some great features, I am a huge fan of Ubiquiti. In the time I have been using it, I haven’t experienced a single connection-related problem and I feel that it has been a worthwhile investment so far and is overall a great product.
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