Enabling 5G Access at mmWave Frequencies with Holographic Beam Forming
Posted on September 8, 2020 by Pivotal Commware
Criticism has mounted around the use of millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies based on several propagation loss challenges it presents for mobile operators. Now, a new technique called Holographic Beam Forming has completely changed the landscape for enabling 5G access and improving delivery economics.
Holographic Beam Forming is a disruptive and game-changing new technology that enables software-defined antennas to increase spectrum efficiency by focusing radio signals where they are needed most, like spotlights in a theater. Further, it provides the lowest cost, size, weight and power consumption (C-SWaP) profile over legacy technologies such as phased array and MIMO – which made it perfect for solving the mmWave business case for mobile operators.
Using data from field trials with a major U.S. mobile operator, CTO of Pivotal Commware Eric Black will demonstrate how Holographic Beam Forming solves the technical and economic challenges associated with 5G access at mmWave frequencies.