Pivotal Commware has begun commercial shipment of its 28 GHz Pivotal Echo 5G™ subscriber repeater to a Tier 1 mobile network operator in the United States, the company said.
The Echo 5G uses Holographic Beam Forming® (HBF) technology to deliver on the promise of 5G mmWave.
The Echo 5G is a self-installable, on-the-window, precision beamforming repeater designed to counteract mmWave penetration, reflection, and structural shadowing losses so it can gently flood an interior with mmWave signal.
Essentially, the Echo 5G acts as a wireless portal between indoor and outdoor worlds. For fixed wireless access (FWA) providers serving homes and enterprises, the Echo 5G facilitates Gigabit speeds and introduces superior broadband choice and experience to cable and DSL end users. For 5G connected devices, the Echo 5G enables outdoor-to-indoor signal transitions so users can ubiquitously enjoy the immersive 5G experiences that only mmWave capacity can deliver.
The Echo 5G accomplishes this using Pivotal´s patented HBF technology whose cost, size, weight and power consumption (C-SWaP) profile is significantly lower than phased array beamformers; specifically, an order of magnitude less cost, less than half the weight and less than one third the power consumption.
Pivotal Commware develops communications platforms, systems and applications based on Holographic Beam Forming®. HBF antenna technology enables network operators to increase network speed, capacity and spectral efficiency using the lowest cost, size, weight and power consumption (C-SWaP) envelope available. The company is privately held and headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.