Pivotal Commware Slashes Costs for 5G mmWave Deployments
Posted on May 8, 2020 | Pivotal Commware
Pivotal Commware released a new whitepaper and video that demonstrate how a tier-one mobile operator can use Echo 5G™ and Pivot 5G™ repeaters to increase indoor 5G mmWave coverage while reducing deployment costs. This analysis proves that the $100 billion pay TV market is within the grasp of mobile network operators.
To establish a baseline, Pivotal modelled a one square kilometer American suburb with seven three-sector base stations deployed in locations determined by standard radio network planning software. Once a baseline of indoor coverage was determined, Pivotal augmented the network, first by adding more gNodeBs (gNB) and then contrasting that with the deployment of only low cost, simply deployed Echo 5G and Pivot 5G repeaters. The incremental cost per subscriber of adding Echoes and Pivots to achieve 80 percent indoor coverage was $468, versus $1,822 to achieve the same coverage from 21 more gNBs alone.