Pivotal Commware Lights Up mmWave Fixed Wireless Coverage in Indianapolis
Pivotal Lowers Total Cost of Ownership, Accelerates Speed-to-Revenue for MNOs
Posted in February 2023 | Pivotal Commware
Indianapolis, Indiana — February 21, 2023 — Pivotal Commware, global leader in 5G mmWave infrastructure products for the wireless edge, announces that Pivotal Turnkey is expanding 5G mmWave coverage for a Tier 1 mobile network operator (MNO) in Indianapolis. Pivotal Turnkey provides an end-to-end solution using Pivotal’s mmWave product ecosystem.
Turnkey delivers potential fixed wireless access (FWA) subscribers to MNOs at lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) — 25% to 35% the cost of fiber — and lower time-to-revenue. WaveScape® network planning optimizes the placement of network elements — Pivot 5G® and Echo 5G® — for a given coverage objective. Pivots navigate mmWave signals around obstacles. Echos penetrate them indoors through window glass to deliver gigabit broadband speed. Intelligent Beam Management System (IBMS) manages and optimizes the repeater network layer.
“With Pivotal Turnkey, we can go into any city where an MNO has deployed mmWave 5G coverage for mobility services and use their pre-existing network elements, alongside ours, to light up new FWA services in a few months,” said Brian Deutsch, CEO of Pivotal Commware. “By providing the lowest total cost of ownership for the operator and accelerating their time-to-revenue, we go from FWA-zero to hero in just a few months.”
Since Turnkey’s appearance in Houston, the addition of MDU Optimizer™ and 3D visualization to WaveScape network planning software has allowed Turnkey to model more MDUs better and faster, using fewer resources. “We’re modeling reliable FWA coverage for MNOs in record time,” said Jay Maciejewski, General Manager of Pivotal Turnkey, referring to a single MDU complex with 450 potential subscribers.
Effective deployment partnerships have been key to Turnkey’s success. In Indiana, Pivotal’s collaboration with PeakNet provided efficient access to and asset deployment on local utility assets. PeakNet’s knowledge and experience working with utilities was instrumental in turning existing infrastructure into Pivotal 5G mmWave locations in a timely manner. “PeakNet is passionate about delivering enhanced connectivity to our communities,” said Michael Whitley, Business Development at PeakNet. “Our successful relationship and deployment with Pivotal is another great example of where our expertise working with and around utility infrastructure led to an increase in quality connectivity options for customers.”
5G FWA has been a runaway success for MNOs competing for their share of the $100 billion U.S. broadband market. As data demand continues to climb at a 40 percent compound annual growth rate, keeping subscribers happy will require the higher capacity found at mmWave frequencies, freeing up costly and scarce sub-6 GHz frequencies for mobile users.
Pivotal Commware will showcase Pivotal Turnkey and its product ecosystem at 2023 Mobile World Congress Barcelona in Hall 2, Stand 2D15, from February 27 to March 2.
About Pivotal Commware, Inc.
Pivotal Commware created the world’s first product ecosystem dedicated to solving millimeter wave’s most vexing challenges: WaveScape® network planning tool for optimizing the placement of network elements, Pivot 5G network repeaters for navigating signals around obstacles, Echo 5G subscriber repeaters for penetrating signals indoors through window glass, and Intelligent Beam Management System platform for managing and optimizing the repeater network. Pivotal repeaters use its patented antenna technology, Holographic Beam Forming® for lowest cost, size, weight, and power consumption (C-SWaP). Pivotal Turnkey Services is an end-to-end solution for planning and deploying fixed wireless access (FWA) for Mobile Network Operators. The company is privately held and headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. For more information, visit www.pivotalcommware.com.
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