Verizon adds more repeaters to its 5G repertoire
Posted on April 8, 2021 by Pivotal Commware
Verizon is adding signal repeaters from FRTek and SureCall to give a boost to its 5G Ultra Wideband service, which uses the millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies to deliver super-fast speeds.
mmWave offers great capacity and speed but has that well-known problem with coverage; the signals don’t travel far or penetrate structures like lower-band spectrum does. So, the repeaters are useful for all those folks working or studying from home during the pandemic.
However, Verizon points out that its mobility, home and business customers will all benefit from the extended coverage resulting from the current deployment of these repeaters.
Verizon previously announced that it’s using repeater tech from Pivotal Commware, a company backed by Bill Gates that uses Holographic Beam Forming technology. Pivotal closed a $50 million C round earlier this year.
Read the full article at Fierce Wireless