Software-defined Wi-Fi 6E AP triples Wi-Fi capacity, adds 6 GHz support

11 April 2022

Cambium Networks introduces its new XE series Wi-Fi 6E software-defined access points with intelligent migration assistant in all three Wi-Fi bands (6, 5 and 2.4 GHz).

The company says its software-defined radios (SDRs) enable cost-efficient migration to the newly available 6 GHz band, with its multi-radio architecture scaling to support high device density deployments.

“The expansion of Wi-Fi into 6 GHz opens up a lot of capacity we can take advantage of across our campus wireless network. It will help in particular in dense areas like lecture halls and libraries,” adds Donna Hayden, chief information officer at Alcorn State University. “Cambium Networks’ new Wi-Fi 6E access points are a great fit for campus environments and enable us to strategically move to 6 GHz over time.”

Cambium Networks says its Wi-Fi 6E solutions enable network operators to not just add support for 6 GHz to their networks, but to optimize how and when it is used. Service providers and enterprises such as education, hospitality, healthcare, public venues, and more will benefit from the new clean spectrum, enabling more streaming video, voice and data experiences that expand and improve their customer service.

The access points were developed with Qualcomm’s Networking Pro integrated Wi-Fi 6E platform.