Pivotal achieves 1.3 Gbps in Echo 5G field trial
Posted on July 25, 2018 by Pivotal Commware
In-building penetration has always been a challenge for millimeter wave deployments, but Pivotal Commware, a startup with the backing of Bill Gates, says its technology rises to the challenge. The company just completed a field trial at 28 GHz that achieved throughput of 1.3 Gbps using its Holographic Beam Forming (HBF) technology.
The demo was set up at a location in Pivotal’s hometown of Kirkland, Washington, using four x 100 MHz channels, with Pivotal’s Echo 5G beamforming repeater positioned at a 45-degree angle from a 5G base station located at the equivalent distance of 1,640 feet away.