Aircom Systems becomes the official distributor of Cambium Networks


Aircom Systems Limited, a leading technology company, has expanded its business relationship with Cambium Networks (NASDAQ: CMBM), a leading global provider of innovative end-to-end wireless connectivity systems.

With this agreement announced in September 2021, Aircom Systems Limited is authorized to distribute and promote its wide variety of wireless connectivity solutions in the East African territory of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi , DR Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Malawi.

With over 11 years of experience serving the East African market, Aircom Systems intends to utilize a reseller network comprised of ISPs, Telcos, Managed Service Providers and system integrators to reach its target market.

Aircom Systems Limited helps businesses realize the promise of technology. It offers a full range of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unparalleled agility, deep market knowledge, and the trust and reliability that come from decades of proven relationships sets Ingram Micro apart and gives it an edge.

“We are pleased to begin distribution of Cambium Networks platforms. Its network solutions align with our current wireless communications portfolio and offer more comprehensive connectivity solutions. The continued support and expertise that Cambium Networks offers its partners is also extremely valuable, and we look forward to helping connect currently unconnected businesses of all sizes and across all verticals in the region,” said Mr. Murali. , managing director of Aircom Systems Ltd.

“Aircom Systems Limited brings a tremendous network of partners and corporate network footprint to the region. Aircom Systems’ strong local presence in EAC markets, coupled with Cambium’s disruptive enterprise offerings and existing wireless deployments in these markets, will contribute to a successful alliance,” said Regional Vice President of Cambium Networks for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Martín de la Serna.

Aircom Systems channel partnerships provide wireless communications that work for businesses, communities and cities across Africa. Millions of our radios are deployed to connect people, places and things with a unified wireless fabric that spans multiple fixed wireless and Wi-Fi standards and frequencies, all centrally managed through the cloud. Our multi-gigabit wireless fabric offers a compelling value proposition over traditional fiber optic and alternative wireless solutions. We work with our Cambium Certified Connected Partners to deliver purpose-built networks for service provider, enterprise, industrial, and government connectivity solutions in urban, suburban, and rural environments, with wireless that works.

With the lingering effects of the COVID pandemic, 2021 has been a tough year. Cambium Networks correctly predicted that remote work wouldn’t go away and people would migrate out of congested city centers. We also expect growth in private broadband networks. Technologically, they predicted that millimeter wave technology would have an impact on downtown areas, which is starting to show.

In Uganda, users have seen an improvement and expansion of microwave wireless broadband in several locations outside the city center, mostly in residential areas.

According to industry experts, 2022 will see continued demand for high-performance wireless broadband driving the deployment of hybrid wireless/wired networks for service providers and private enterprise networks. The adoption of Wi-Fi 6 technology and the opening of 6 GHz frequency bands will lead to rapid adoption. Specifically:

  1. Hybrid networks (combination of wired and fixed wireless) will become the dominant network architecture, regardless of the financing model – not only in rural areas, but also in suburbs and cities. It’s just a matter of economics (when it can be wireless, it will be wireless) and deployment time (we can’t wait years for wired networks).
  2. Wi-Fi 6 Adoption Will Grow Exponentially, driven by Wi-Fi 5 chipset shortages and fueled by iPhone 12/13 adoption. Additionally, most Wi-Fi 5-based hotspots will be discontinued (end-of-life announcement) in 2022. Smart and connected home devices will continue to proliferate, continuing to drive bandwidth demand.
  3. National, state and local government connectivity will increase. Smart City / Safe City applications will remain at the heart of all city administrations. Healthcare applications will continue to drive the need for increased bandwidth. As such, the difficult terrain will drive many network extenders to be wireless.
  4. Adoption of 6 GHz will be rapid with brief proof-of-concept (PoC) trials that are well underway.
  5. Adoption of millimeter waves will be rapid as network operators have more options in the fixed 60 GHz and 5G 28 GHz frequency bands. For service providers and enterprises, hybrid networks of 5G, fiber, 5G fixed and fixed wireless technologies will deliver increased capacity and reliability to end users while delivering a strong business case.

In 2022, Uganda continues to experience some of the most profound changes we have seen in the past year, including new spectrum allocations and supply chain challenges.

There will also be a continued growing demand for broadband connectivity in the home to meet the needs of remote working, remote learning, better entertainment, and realizing the dream of a smarter home.

Even though the economy has “opened up completely”, all tech-savvy workers have discovered new ways to work from home, in a hotel or in a meeting place.

All of the above can be designed using Cambium Networks Free specialized software tools, such as Link Planner, cnHeat Wi-Fi Designer, and Value Profiler.

One thing remains true. Technological innovation in the wireless space will continue to accelerate in 2022 to bring more affordable high-speed Internet access to more places to improve communities.

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