Pivotal Commware CEO Expects 5G Repeaters in Field in Q1 2019
Posted on Aug 22, 2018 by Pivotal Commware
Pivotal Commware's CEO says he expects the firm's Echo 5G repeaters to appear live in the field for fixed wireless services in the US early next year.
"Looks like its going to be late January or February, we'll start hanging them," CEO Brian Deutsch told Light Reading on Friday. The very first 5G services are expected to start in the second half of 2018, at the earliest. (See 5G in the USA: Where We at With Mobile?)
The Echo, attached to a user's glass window, can be used to help a 5G 28GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) signal penetrate inside buildings. As Light Reading has previously reported, glass and other building materials can be serious impediments to mmWave signals. (See Could 5G Have Found Its Glass Ceiling?)