To accelerate 5G backhaul and fixed wireless, Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) has launched a 31 GHz variant of its VectaStar point-to-multipoint (PMP) solution, broadening the company’s coverage of licensed high band frequencies.

The VectaStar 31 GHz solution offers significant innovation for a previously under-utilized U.S. band, providing carriers with a business case to unlock the bandwidth of millimeter wave and deliver next-generation services across the country.

In launching the new 31 GHz solution, CBNL aims to strengthen its position as the first company to commercialize PMP technology across the licensed 28 to 39 GHz bands, which has already delivered pre-5G broadband to over 35,000 homes and businesses in the U.S.

By deploying VectaStar as a last-mile solution, carriers can deliver up to 1.2 Gbps to a site and benefit from a business case that includes fast time to market and total cost of ownership savings of up to 50 percent, compared to point-to-point, it is claimed.

This is supported by VectaStar’s high levels of spectrum reuse, which enable carriers to increase the number of customers they can serve from the spectrum, driving network efficiency and return on investment.

Lionel Chmilewsky, Chief Executive Officer at CBNL, commented, “CBNL is excited to launch its 31 GHz solution, driving further innovation into millimeter wave and delivering a transformational path to 5G backhaul and fixed wireless to the enterprise and home.

“With the 31 GHz band naturally paired for symmetrical services, CBNL offers carriers a turnkey fixed wireless solution that supports a range of business critical activities, such as campus connectivity, high capacity broadband and cloud services.

“By expanding CBNL’s solution portfolio across the 5G spectrum bands, we expect to see market adoption of VectaStar continue to grow quickly in the U.S., increasing high bandwidth connectivity for thousands more homes and businesses.

"With networks in over 50 countries, including for seven of the world’s top ten largest mobile operators, we look forward to supporting more customers with our leading expertise and technology, helping deliver the next generation of connectivity.”

Dr John Naylon, CTO and founder of CBNL, will be speaking at the Mobile Carriers Show 2017, on 6 April at Caesars Palace Conference Center, Las Vegas, joining leaders from Nokia and Ericsson to present, 5G Business Development: The Need for Speed.