JMA Wireless, a global innovator in mobile network edge solutions has acquired PHAZR, a world class R&D and leader in 5G radio solutions. The combination creates the first fully integrated architecture that addresses nonstandalone and standalone systems for inbuilding, large venues, and outdoor 5G and LTE while addressing the emerging demand to move RAN assets towards 100% virtualization, and continuing to drive intelligence to the edge of the network.
PHAZR complements JMA’s XRAN all-software radio access platform, establishing the first American company with complete LTE and 5G technologies that address the full range of spectrum, from 600 MHz to 47 GHz.
In support of the FCC’s 5G FAST Plan, which opens new spectrum to accelerate 5G in the U.S. market, JMA Wireless’ addition of PHAZR puts the combined company in a position to support ongoing demand across a wide variety of licensed and unlicensed spectrum.
PHAZR’s 5G RAN technology integrates all baseband and antenna elements into a single compact package. Radios support both mid band (2 GHz - 6 GHz) and millimeter wave (24 GHz - 47 GHz) bands to maximize deployment options. All of this capability comes in a package the size of a laptop computer, opening deployment possibilities not available in the market today.
For 5G to become a truly transformative technology, it must be flexible in frequency support and compact enough to deploy in any scenario, indoors or out. Unlike traditional network equipment providers, PHAZR’s development began with 5G solely in mind. This allows for designs to be built around extremely dense outdoor environments or inbuilding, where 80% of wireless communications take place. Repackaged into a ‘strand mount’ product, it can be hung on utility wires, making use of readily available real estate at a fraction of the cost. The ability to cover these areas is critical to support next gen user experiences at the RAN edge and offer private 5G/LTE networks to enterprises, all while ensuring the highest level of security end to end.