Pivotal Commware Echo 5G Wins 2019 Leading Lights Award for Most Innovative 5G Technology
Posted on May 14, 2019 | Pivotal Commware
Holographic Beamforming Pioneer Recognized for Solving Significant Challenges Associated with Millimeter Wave Deployment
KIRKLAND, Wash. – May 10, 2019 – Pivotal Commware, a provider of communications platforms and applications for increasing spectrum efficiency, today announced that the company’s Echo 5G has been named Most Innovative 5G Technology by Light Reading at its 2019 Leading Lights Awards, the telecom industry's most prestigious awards program. Held at the Grand Hyatt Denver on May 6, top companies and executives were lauded for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies and innovations.
“We are honored to be recognized by Light Reading for the work we have done around mmWave (millimeter wave),” said Brian Deutsch, CEO of Pivotal Commware. “There are varying opinions about how the industry should move forward on the road to 5G, with many saying mmWave presents too many obstacles and isn’t the answer. When Echo 5G becomes commercially available later this year, we are certain those opinions will dramatically change.”
The Echo 5G, with its Subscriber and Network units, closes the mmWave business case for serving fixed and mobile subscribers by solving multiple challenges facing service providers, including indoor penetration, propagation, cost and coverage. Using Pivotal’s patented Holographic Beam Forming® (HBF) technology—which offers the lowest available size, weight and power consumption beamformer profile available—the Echo 5G Subscriber unit counteracts window penetration and reflection loss enabling Gigabit speeds beyond the reach of cable and DSL. By relying on subscribers to install the unit themselves, service providers reduce installation costs. The Echo 5G Network unit routes and shapes radio frequency (RF) energy around obstacles like buildings to extend the range of the 5G base station. This provides an opportunity for service providers to organically grow the 5G-coverage footprint while avoiding costly base station deployment.
Judging was conducted by Light Reading's editors and the analyst team from Heavy Reading. "With so much focus on technology innovation ahead of mass 5G deployments, the number and quality of entries across this year's 22 Leading Lights categories surpassed anything we have seen since we launched the awards now in their 15th year," said Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. "Pivotal Commware should be very proud of its achievements. Pushing the boundaries of the industry, it sets a great example for what is possible in an unprecedented era of communications technology evolution.”
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About Pivotal Commware, Inc.
Pivotal Commware develops communications platforms, systems and applications based on Holographic Beam Forming®. HBF antenna technology enables network operators to increase network speed, capacity and spectral efficiency using the lowest cost, size, weight and power consumption (C-SWaP) envelope available. The company is privately held and headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.
About Light Reading
Light Reading is an independent B2B digital media platform providing daily news analysis and insight for the global communications networking and services industry. Our broad readership and solid reputation make us the leading resource for telecom, mobile and cable network operators, cloud services players and all the companies that develop and supply them with technology, applications and professional services. Light Reading has over 500,000 qualified registered users, our websites attract over 1.3 million monthly page views and our newsletters are sent out to 220,000 opt-in subscribers. Our brand is also active across all social media channels, with over 100,000 members and followers. The Light Reading Group incorporates two dedicated research divisions, Heavy Reading and Tractica; more than 15 successful annual industry events, including the Big 5G Event; several targeted online communities, including Security Now, Connecting Africa and Broadband World News, that dig even deeper into key areas of the global communications industry; and its sister industry news site Telecoms.com.
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