Anokiwave, with its latest technology, has taken the mmWave 5G discussions from a typical small-scale deployment to an accessible technology for mass scale deployment, which most importantly closes the business case.

Highlights of the whitepaper include:

  • The use of mmWave frequency is inevitable to achieve the full potential of 5G; service providers will require mmWave bands to support the emerging trend of "Mobility without Boundaries."
  • While mmWave 5G offers immense potential in terms of bandwidth, user capacity and quality of service, developing a commercially realizable mmWave ecosystem has multiple challenges for providers.
  • Using many of the mmWave 5G solutions in the market today, the business case often does NOT close, leading many to believe that mmWave is not the right solution to satisfy the immense demand for data. Anokiwave's IC technology is changing this perception.

This exponential growth of demand for wireless data has quickly depleted spectrum resources in the sub 1 GHz band in many countries. With the recent introduction of mid-band (frequencies between 1 GHz and 6 GHz) spectrum, the industry is experiencing a temporary relief of wireless congestion. Meanwhile, if history can be a guide, the relief will be short lived as the depletion of today's sub-6 GHz spectrum (low-band and mid-band) resource in major metro areas is projected to happen over the next three to five years according to GSMA. .

Today, the industry is experiencing an intense focus on cost reduction by navigating the traditional volume manufacturing curve, developing "next-generation" products that close the network-level business cases, and leveraging economies of scale to achieve cost points similar to Wi-Fi, enabling mmWave 5G to reach its full potential. The industry is also seeing the cost of available gNodeB and CPEs are still relatively high, and today's CPEs lack the capability to effectively implement optimal cell site performance and deliver data rates to the end users.

Many of the technical challenges of commercializing mmWave 5G are solved with IC innovations. The latest ICs from Anokiwave provide orders of magnitude improvements of signal levels between the gNodeB and CPE in the system, allowing higher user capacity, larger coverage areas and increased quality of service, lowering the CAPEX requirements for the Cellular Service Providers.

“Using Anokiwave's ICs, network operators and OEMs see a dramatic difference in performance and economics: on the uplink, the link improves by 18 dB, while on the downlink, the link improves by 10 dB,” stated Pete Moosbrugger, Anokiwave vice president of advanced antenna systems. “This translates to completely different dynamics on the network performance, cost of deployment and operational expenditures.”

Download Anokiwave’s latest whitepaper that provides an overview of the state of mmWave 5G as it exists today, followed by an analysis of how Anokiwave, with their latest technology, has taken the mmWave 5G business case discussion from a typical small-scale (experimental) deployment to an accessible technology for mass scale deployment, which most importantly closes the mmWave 5G business case.