CBNL Joins the 5G Innovation Centre at University of Surrey

Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) has now become a member of the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey. The market leader in licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP) microwave and millimeter wave joins a growing number of industry leaders working with the 5GIC’s internationally renowned academics to develop the next generation of mobile and wireless communications.

CBNL will share its world-class R&D expertise to collaborate with the 5GIC on research projects that will become an international showcase for future 5G capabilities. As part of their joint research initiatives, CBNL will leverage its leading PMP technology between 26 GHz and 39 GHz to demonstrate how increasing levels of spectrum reuse can provide a transformational path to multi-gigabit 5G network speeds.

Following the identification of 26 GHz as a pioneer band for 5G in Europe and the FCC’s pivotal decision to open up high band spectrum for 5G in the U.S., an increasing number of operators and regulators have identified millimeter wave as key to deliver their 5G ambitions. With over 150,000 radio deployments in more than 50 countries, including 25 pre-5G fixed wireless networks in the U.S., CBNL’s expertise will play a significant role in helping the 5GIC define and develop the 5G infrastructure that will underpin the way we communicate, work and live our everyday lives in the future.