Pivotal Commware, the leading provider of 5G mmWave infrastructure products for the wireless edge, recently introduced its next-generation Pivot 5G network repeater with 4x the power for increased range, optical extension, and other significant enhancements.
The second-generation Pivot combines a narrower beamwidth on the Donor unit with an increase in gain and a 7dB power boost on the Service Unit. The outcome is a system that can achieve Gigabit service at least 3,000 feet away from the gNB or 50 percent further. These improved capabilities enable mobile network operators (MNOs) to broaden the service area while significantly mitigating the impact of vegetation.
The range and utility of the repeater can be significantly expanded with the optical interface kit. This feature enables a Pivot donor unit to provide fiber optic cable for up to four service units. This can eliminate the need for line of sight at each outdoor installation location, allowing for more robust deployments with fewer systems. Additionally, fiber optics facilitates outdoor-to-indoor installations and huge indoor venues, such as stadiums and other areas traditionally served by DAS.
Steve Ostroff, Technical Product Manager at Pivotal Commware, shared, "The new Pivot provides ultra-low latency allowing a transparent integration into the network. Its low total power consumption helps streamline permitting operations. But it has more RF power, versatility, and intelligence," He added, "Our newest Pivot also offers enhanced network health monitoring, and a tighter beam profile to the gNB, reducing potential network interference."
(Source – Business Wire)
Additionally, the new Pivot is easier and quicker to install. The new design features lesser cables and installation at the pole without using tools. The company will exhibit its next-generation Pivot 5G repeater from February 27 to March 2 at the 2023 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Hall 2, Stand 2D15.
About Pivotal Commware
Pivotal Commware is a company that specializes in the development of software-defined antennas and radios that use proprietary Holographic Beam Forming™ technology to increase network speed, capacity, and spectral efficiency. The company's products are designed to address the most challenging aspects of millimeter wave technology, and it created the world's first product ecosystem dedicated to solving these issues. Its reconfigurable beams are designed to follow mobile users in real-time, offering network operators the lowest cost, size, weight, and power consumption (C-SWaP) envelope available. The company provides network operators with the tools they need to increase network performance and meet the demands of today's data-driven world.