Pivotal, a startup with Bill Gates’ support, lights up holographic beamforming
Posted on August 25, 2017
Pivotal Commware, a startup that recently received $17 million in funding, is taking its proprietary holographic beamforming (HBF) to the streets, with plans to dramatically expand the capacity of existing 4G networks while becoming indispensable to the 5G rollout.
HBF was originally developed by several universities and readied for the market by technology incubator Intellectual Ventures, which recently spun-out Pivotal Commware in an aforementioned series A funding round that included Bill Gates as an investor. At the heart of the technology is a low-cost, low-power software-defined antenna which aims to improve upon the decades-old “phased array” beamforming technology that’s still in use today.