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Movandi is partnering with leading providers of smart repeaters, antenna modules and small cells to accelerate global deployment of 5G mmWave networks.
Movandi and Airfide have co-developed a repeater mesh solution for indoor/outdoor environments, expanding mmWave coverage while preserving signal quality and using cloud AI software to dynamically optimize propagation routing.
Movandi and Doosan are collaborating on antenna modules supporting leading Korean carriers and the frequency bands of U.S./Japanese mobile carriers.
Movandi provides RF chipsets and antenna modules for FRTek PrimAer smart repeaters with patented fiber cascading technology. Scaling from 24 GHz to 39 GHz, PrimAer repeaters are being deployed globally to deliver unprecedented mmWave coverage.
The combination of small cells powered by Qualcomm FSM 5G RAN platforms and Movandi BeamXR smart repeaters is expanding 5G mmWave adoption and enhancing flexibility in indoor/outdoor operator deployments.
Movandi and Ubicquia have joined forces to deliver smart repeaters that can be mounted easily and cost-effectively on LED streetlights, expanding mmWave coverage in urban areas and reducing TCO by 80%.
Movandi and WNC have partnered to deliver single-box, dual-band 5G mmWave smart repeaters for enterprise private networks and indoor applications.
Movandi’s BeamXR software-defined beam networking (SDBN) technology enables remotely programmed beam forming and steering to optimize continuous 5G coverage and reduce operating expenses. SDBN mesh networking capabilities expand coverage of mmWave networks to difficult-to-reach locations and enhance the end user experience while enabling higher multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) rank with multiple independent paths.
The gNodeB or small cell signals are received by a Movandi BeamXR repeater donor unit (DU) and then meshed with up to four additional server units through wireless or wired fiber or coaxial cable. The donor units can be placed at locations with high MIMO rank to maximize signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and traffic capacity.
SDBN management software reduces the complexity of beam search and refinement at the network repeater by establishing mesh links among multiple repeaters. The software is also responsible for optimizing the relay radiation pattern to maximize the capacity and performance of user equipment. SDBN software actively monitors the communication link quality, mitigates interference and follows dynamic changes of the communication channel, applying machine learning to model the behavior and control of the mesh network.
Movandi’s BeamXR smart repeaters are designed to accelerate 5G mmWave network deployment by improving performance and economics for global 5G operators. Smart repeaters powered by BeamXR technology address a wide range of network use cases including urban 5G densification, fixed-wireless access (FWA), wireless backhaul, signal re-direction, mesh networking to circumvent signal blockers, and management of peak loads and variable traffic.
Cost-effective, scalable, small, lightweight and easy to install, BeamXR smart repeaters provide an efficient way to extend the range and coverage of gNodeBs and small cells across 5G networks. Unlike base stations or small cells, the smart repeaters can be installed easily on streetlights, lampposts, walls and windows.
BeamXR repeaters solve real-world mmWave deployment challenges for 5G networks, including line of sight (LOS), high path loss and self-installation problems. Movandi has engineered BeamXR repeaters to address 5G signal propagation issues by amplifying mmWave signals and extending the range and coverage of mmWave-based 5G networks. BeamXR repeaters boost mmWave signals, enabling them to penetrate walls and bend around buildings to overcome LOS issues, a challenge that previously required bulky, expensive antenna designs.
Indoor smart repeater deployments require low-cost access points and economical installation for high-density coverage and multiband capabilities. Today’s 5G small cell deployments are cost prohibitive for high-density applications and typically have “blind spots.” Cost-effective, dual-band mmWave smart repeaters with integrated phased-array antennas powered by Movandi’s BeamXR dual-band chipsets address these challenges for private networks and indoor applications including office buildings, schools, campuses, convention centers and sports arenas.
Movandi’s BeamXR chipsets enable unmatched application and deployment flexibility with compact size, standard electrical requirements, flexible beam forming including hemispherical beams for optimal room coverage, and mesh capabilities to bend signals around obstacles and extend range and coverage.
A compact, single-box smart repeater based on BeamXR technology allows easy, economical installation and daisy chaining of up to five units using RF signals to enhance coverage flexibility and reduce deployment costs. The smart repeaters enable mmWave signals to be brought indoors from a gNodeB or small cell and then spread to enhance coverage indoors. The repeaters support dense indoor mesh networks, enabling traffic to be dynamically routed based on signal quality, bandwidth, latency and network congestion.
Mobile coverage in automobiles, trains and other modes of transportation can be problematic as signal strength and obstruction challenges vary when vehicles are in motion. BeamXR mobile smart repeaters deployed in vehicles can automatically select the best SNR sources with cloud intelligence, dynamically routing cellular traffic to the strongest gNodeB or small cell. In-vehicle repeaters also offload power-intensive activities from mobile devices, significantly reducing smartphone power consumption.
Movandi has tailored its mobile mmWave repeaters as a complete solution and co-designed the RF chipset, DSP functions, beamforming and algorithms. Movandi partnered with Airfide Networks to create the handoff algorithm that enables effective rapid signal transfers, ensuring seamless 5G coverage while vehicles are in motion.
A Movandi BeamXR-powered smart repeater installed inside a car enables more than 10x performance gains with an average throughput of 1.5 gigabits per second (Gbps) on a Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network. Test results show 25x throughput improvement over a typical 4G LTE service. View recent trial results here for a real-world test in San Jose, CA of mmWave coverage in vehicles equipped with BeamXR smart repeaters.
Movandi’s BeamXR-powered smart repeaters solve the engineering and economic challenges of 5G mmWave deployment by extending range, enhancing coverage, penetrating physical barriers in all environments and accelerating large-scale 5G commercialization by reducing CAPEX and OPEX.
The conventional approach for implementing mmWave networks, which relies on extensive gNodeB and small cell deployments, could cost at least $400 billion globally by 2032. Movandi’s cost-effective approach to smart repeaters turns this paradigm on its head by reinventing the network architecture, dramatically reducing the amount of gNodeBs, small cells and optical fiber required for indoor and outdoor installations. In a recent white paper, “Repeaters Cut 5G mm-Wave Costs in Half,” the respected analyst firm Mobile Experts estimates that smart repeaters powered by BeamXR technology can cut mmWave deployment costs by 52%.
Movandi has demonstrated mmWave deployment can be achieved cost-effectively through the use of smart networked repeaters with AI-based cloud control , beamforming, and other advanced technologies. The Movandi approach not only simplifies deployment, it also improves the end-user experience, amplifies indoor, outdoor and mobile coverage, and significantly reduces capital expenditures and total cost of ownership.
Movandi powered smart repeaters and technology solve the difficult 5G engineering and economic challenges by speeding up 5G 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. Read: Repeater Cut mmWave Costs in Half White Paper.
These next-gen, flexible smart repeaters powered by Movandi’s innovative core 5G technology, from chipsets to phased-array antennas and cloud beamforming software, solve 5G mmWave deployment challenges with the industry’s best performance and economics while supporting mmWave frequencies owned by Verizon, AT&T and other global operators.
Movandi’s smart repeater reference design planform is built on original patents and custom mmWave chipsets. The platform also includes MIMO antennas, smart repeater modules, and software-defined beam networking (SDBN) technology that includes mesh networks, cloud control and artificial intelligence (AI).
If you want expanded 5G coverage with full capacity, low latency, and faster deployment of low-power solutions with easier resource management, all at a lower cost and higher ROI, contact the Movandi team to learn about our smart repeater reference design platforms.