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Mobile Experts Study Highlights Cost Savings for mmWave Technology for Private 5G Networks

By September 22, 2022No Comments

White Paper Concludes Movandi’s Mesh Networking Approach Enables Industrial Wireless Networks to Scale at Lower Cost than Other RF Technologies

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2022MWC Las Vegas 2022Movandi, a leader in new 5G RF and millimeter-wave (mmWave) technologies and software, today announced the availability of a new whitepaper entitled “Making Private 5G Cost-Effective.” The white paper presents a recent study conducted by Mobile Experts Inc. comparing the viability of in private wireless networks of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), distributed antennas systems (DAS), and mmWave networks. The study concludes that, for high capacity cases, mmWave networks offer the lowest cost, fastest deployment, easiest RF planning and the highest level of scalability in high-data-rate environments. Download the Mobile Experts white paper here.

Mobile Experts comprises a team of industry professionals headed by founder and chief analyst Joe Madden, who has more than 30 years of experience in wireless communications. A previous Mobile Experts white paper released last year, “Repeaters Cut 5G mmWave Costs in Half,” validated that Movandi’s 5G mmWave platform can reduce the cost of deploying 5G solutions by about 52 percent.

The Mobile Experts study examines an industrial IoT application in which robotic welding machines are deployed in a 40,000-square-foot factory based on a high-capacity scenario with 30 robots and a low-capacity scenario with three robots. Each robot is controlled with an 8K resolution video camera requiring 40 Mbps throughput per camera (totaling 2.4 Gbps total capacity for the 30-robot scenario). The study compared private networks based on CBRS using small cells, DAS technology and mmWave networks, assessing their cost effectiveness and scalability in the two robotic welding scenarios.

In the low-capacity, three-robot scenario, the CBRS solution was the most cost-effective option, followed by mmWave and DAS (the most expensive option in both scenarios). In the high-capacity, 30-robot scenario, the mmWave solution was by far the most cost-effective solution even though the hardware itself was more expensive. This conclusion is important because it demonstrates that as capacity requirements increase, the cost of mmWave networks decreases. As the complexity and performance of industrial IoT applications increases to meet the needs of Industry 4.0, private network requirements will scale rapidly, making the use of mmWave networks a necessity.

The white paper provides a detailed network cost analysis and explains how Movandi’s unique approach is uniquely suited for industrial IoT and many other private network applications. Movandi’s mesh networking capabilities are based on 5G mmWave chipsets, RF power amplifiers, multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antennas, BeamXR smart repeater modules, and BeamX algorithms and software.

“Numerous studies by wireless experts verify that Movandi’s mmWave technologies dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of providing 5G connectivity in virtually any operating environment, and they do so at an overall cost reduction of about 40 percent,” said Reza Rofougaran, CTO and co-founder of Movandi. “The Mobile Experts study clearly demonstrates the cost benefits of mmWave technology in a challenging industrial environment in which scalability to higher data rates and more equipment are critical factors.”

MWC Las Vegas 2022

For further insights on 5G mmWave cost savings for private 5G networks, Movandi CEO Maryam Rofougaran will be speaking at 5G mmWave Summit at MWC Las Vegas 2022. Register today.

Title: 5G mmWave has the ability to transform every industry
Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 11:30 a.m. PT
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, West Hall
Presenter: Maryam Rofougaran, Founder and CEO, Movandi

To book a meeting at MWC Las Vegas contact us.

About Mobile Experts Inc.
Mobile Experts provides insightful market analysis for the mobile infrastructure and mobile handset markets. Our analysts are true Experts, who remain focused on topics where each analyst has 25 years of experience or more. Research topics center on technology introduction for radio frequency (RF) and communications innovation. Recent publications focus on Private Enterprise, Satellite and Mobile, Macro Base Stations, Cellular V2X, Private LTE,  ORAN, RAN Revenue & CAPEX, Fixed Mobile Convergence, and more.

About Movandi

Movandi is a 5G and beyond RF semiconductor, system, and software technology company enabling a hyperconnected world, broad 5G adoption and AI applications across multiple industries. Movandi is an innovator with 90 patents filed and 74 patents issued optimizing RF chipset performance, size and power efficiency, and dynamic beam forming and beam steering using intelligent algorithms, software and cloud AI and ML. Founded in 2016 by former world-recognized Broadcom RF and SoC pioneers. Movandi powered smart repeaters and technology solve the difficult 5G engineering and economic challenges by speeding up 5G mmWave deployment, extending range, enhancing coverage, penetrating physical barriers in indoor, outdoor and mobile environments, and accelerating large-scale 5G commercialization by significantly reducing capital investment and operating expenses. For more information, go to or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.


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