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Movandi readies mmWave production-ready solutions

19 November 2020
The Movandi BeamX RF front-end and repeater to give a boost to 5G mmWave solutions. Source: Movandi

Movandi has introduced a family of millimeter wave (mmWave) production-ready solutions based on the company’s BeamX mmWave technology.

The modules span all major licensed mmWave bands in the global market including 24/26/28/39 GHz frequencies for repeaters, open radio access network (ORAN), virtualized RAN (vRAN), radio units (Rus), small cells, CPE and mobile. The solutions include RF chipsets — transceivers, converters and synthesizers — antennas and algorithms integrated into a platform for a complete agnostic mmWave 5G front-end system.

Movandi said the new 5G mmWave devices will help to enable full coverage and more than double or even triple range in many cases. The platform can also be used both indoors and outdoors and allow wireless customers to remain on a 5G network instead of switching between Wi-Fi, 4G LTE and 5G, depending on the coverage area. Additionally, the devices can enable non-5G mmWave applications such as fixed wireless networks and satellite communications in the Ka-band frequencies.

Many 5G deployments today are in the sub-6 GHz spectrum. While this allows for greater download speeds and bandwidth compared to legacy LTE technology, the technology does not support the latency and throughput required for 5G required by advanced applications and simultaneous users. To reach the full potential of 5G, deployment of mmWave solutions is critical.

Movandi said it has introduced what it claims is the first mmWave RF front-end solutions and smart active repeaters to enable the 10 times download speed, latency and bandwidth that 5G promises.

The RF front-end and repeater portfolio leverages the BeamX technology to address the cost and complexity of 5G mmWave network deployment. Repeaters can increase the coverage of mmWave base stations by 90% for less than 40% of the capital expenditure cost and with only 10% of the operational expenditure of existing technology.

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