Movandi | September 23, 2022
Movandi, a leader in new 5G RF and millimeter-wave (mmWave) technologies and software, today announced the availability of a new whitepaper entitled “Making Private 5G Cost-Effective.” The white paper presents a recent study conducted by Mobile Experts Inc. comparing the viability of in private wireless networks of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), distributed antennas systems (DAS), and mmWave networks. The study concludes that, for high capacity cases, mmWave networks offer the lowest cost, fastest deployment, easiest RF planning and the highest level of scalability in high-data-rate environments. Download the Mobile Experts white paper here.
Mobile Experts comprises a team of industry professionals headed by founder and chief analyst Joe Madden, who has more than 30 years of experience in wireless communications. A previous Mobile Experts white paper released last year, “Repeaters Cut 5G mmWave Costs in Half,” validated that Movandi’s 5G mmWave platform can reduce the cost of deploying 5G solutions by about 52 percent.
The Mobile Experts study examines an industrial IoT application in which robotic welding machines are deployed in a 40,000-square-foot factory based on a high-capacity scenario with 30 robots and a low-capacity scenario with three robots. Each robot is controlled with an 8K resolution video camera requiring 40 Mbps throughput per camera (totaling 2.4 Gbps total capacity for the 30-robot scenario). The study compared private networks based on CBRS using small cells, DAS technology and mmWave networks, assessing their cost effectiveness and scalability in the two robotic welding scenarios.
In the low-capacity, three-robot scenario, the CBRS solution was the most cost-effective option, followed by mmWave and DAS (the most expensive option in both scenarios). In the high-capacity, 30-robot scenario, the mmWave solution was by far the most cost-effective solution even though the hardware itself was more expensive. This conclusion is important because it demonstrates that as capacity requirements increase, the cost of mmWave networks decreases. As the complexity and performance of industrial IoT applications increases to meet the needs of Industry 4.0, private network requirements will scale rapidly, making the use of mmWave networks a necessity.
The white paper provides a detailed network cost analysis and explains how Movandi’s unique approach is uniquely suited for industrial IoT and many other private network applications. Movandi’s mesh networking capabilities are based on 5G mmWave chipsets, RF power amplifiers, multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antennas, BeamXR smart repeater modules, and BeamX algorithms and software.
“Numerous studies by wireless experts verify that Movandi’s mmWave technologies dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of providing 5G connectivity in virtually any operating environment, and they do so at an overall cost reduction of about 40 percent, The Mobile Experts study clearly demonstrates the cost benefits of mmWave technology in a challenging industrial environment in which scalability to higher data rates and more equipment are critical factors.”
Reza Rofougaran, CTO and co-founder of Movandi
About Mobile Experts Inc.
Mobile Experts provides insightful market analysis for the mobile infrastructure and mobile handset markets. Our analysts are true Experts, who remain focused on topics where each analyst has 25 years of experience or more. Research topics center on technology introduction for radio frequency (RF) and communications innovation. Recent publications focus on Private Enterprise, Satellite and Mobile, Macro Base Stations, Cellular V2X, Private LTE, ORAN, RAN Revenue & CAPEX, Fixed Mobile Convergence, and more.
Movandi is a 5G and beyond RF semiconductor, system, and software technology company enabling a hyperconnected world, broad 5G adoption and AI applications across multiple industries. Movandi is an innovator with 90 patents filed and 74 patents issued optimizing RF chipset performance, size and power efficiency, and dynamic beam forming and beam steering using intelligent algorithms, software and cloud AI and ML. Founded in 2016 by former world-recognized Broadcom RF and SoC pioneers. Movandi powered smart repeaters and technology solve the difficult 5G engineering and economic challenges by speeding up 5G mmWave deployment, extending range, enhancing coverage, penetrating physical barriers in indoor, outdoor and mobile environments, and accelerating large-scale 5G commercialization by significantly reducing capital investment and operating expenses.
Syniverse | September 30, 2022
Syniverse, “the world’s most connected company”, today said it is collaborating with Athonet and Federated Wireless to integrate Syniverse’s Global SIM and Syniverse’s IP eXchange (IPX) solution with Athonet’s and Federated Wireless’ architectures and enable a mobile device to roam between private and public networks. This first of its kind solution built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is available through Federated Wireless’ private network capability.
For more than three decades, Syniverse has been the global leader enabling public or private cellular roaming for mobile devices. Syniverse now extends this capability for mobile devices on a private network to roam onto a public or private network and back again to a private network. This is important because many private networks are deployed as ‘private islands’ without public connectivity. Syniverse’s patented solution extends connectivity beyond the island but also restores it for devices making their return to the island. Many devices in areas such as asset tracking, logistics, and campus networks need to roam freely between private and public mobile networks. Syniverse solves this via a dedicated interoperability solution.
The growing importance of private networks
“It is only with the advent of 5G technology that high speeds have been consistent enough that the desire for private cellular networks has become particularly widespread,” said Juniper Research in their report titled, Why Private Networks Are the Key to Realising Industry 4.0. “Most use cases for private networks are for enterprise connectivity. However, the main value of these networks will be the services carried out on the private networks that would generally not be possible if deployed on a public network.” Private wireless value and growth can be fully met when extending connectivity beyond isolated island deployments.
Logistics is one example which has a variety of operational uses for private networks, regardless of their mode of transport. Both ports and airports require a large amount of goods tracking, and hybrid private networks that extend to cellular public networks enable continued connectivity for these mobile devices. The key benefit in most cases is real-time data feedback to enable automation and real-time data visibility and analytics.
Syniverse said it is initially offering its joint solution with Athonet and Federated Wireless to enterprises in logistics, asset management and tracking, education, and government markets.
How the solution works
Syniverse, Athonet, and Federated Wireless jointly enable an enterprise private network to facilitate Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices to be utilized both when in the private network as well as when the device leaves the private network and onto a public cellular network. While in the private network, the device will connect to Federated Wireless’ Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) enabled access points and will register on Athonet’s AWS-hosted private wireless services.
Upon leaving the private network, the connection to the public network is achieved via Syniverse’s Global subscriber identity module (SIM) and Internet eXchange (IPX) solution which ensures successful service via Syniverse’s global roaming partner networks.
Finally, when a mobile device returns to the private network, Syniverse patented technology allows for the device to re-register seamlessly on to the private network even when there is overlapping public cellular network coverage. This is crucial in ensuring the mobile device latches on to private network resources as soon as they become available instead of continuing to be registered on to a public network.
John McRae, President, Carrier, Syniverse
“Syniverse is the leading company that allows more than 800 mobile operators to roam between networks. We are now bringing that capability to thousands of private wireless networks through our partnership with Athonet and Federated Wireless. Enterprises can buy one solution and will get three partners to help build, operate, and connect an enterprise’s private network. For enterprises who want to get started with private networks here is an easily deployable solution which allows full global SIM connectivity integration with public networks thanks to Syniverse, Athonet, and Federated Wireless.”
Simon O’Donnell, President, Athonet USA
“Private networks are ushering in new ways of doing business for enterprises and wireless service providers, and as the leading mobile core provider, Athonet brings the security, reliability, and flexibility they require. This new solution, available on AWS with Athonet, Syniverse and Federated Wireless, will enable customers to more easily implement a private network and quickly take advantage of the benefits.”
“The big takeaway here, if you’re an IT or OT leader, is scale and simplicity. Together, Syniverse, Athonet, and Federated Wireless make it incredibly easy to turn on new applications and devices with 5G private wireless with integrated roaming functionality to extend your most important IoT deployments anywhere your teams operate and do business.”
Chris Swan, Chief Commercial Officer, Federated Wireless
Syniverse is the world’s most connected company. We seamlessly connect the world’s networks, devices, and people, so the world can unlock the full power of communications.
Our secure, global technology powers the world’s leading carriers, top Forbes Global 2000 companies, and billions of people, devices, and transactions every day. Our engagement platform delivers better, smarter experiences that strengthen relationships between businesses, customers, and employees.
Athonet is a leader in private cellular network technology, delivering a mobile core to enterprises and communication service providers to connect applications, devices, and radios. With more than 10 years of experience in delivering 4G/5G mobile core solutions to customers and partners in every region of the world, Athonet supports key industries where network control, mobility, security, performance, reliability, and cost are important for business outcomes. Find out more http://www.athonet.com/.
About Federated Wireless
Founded in 2012, Federated Wireless is the leading innovator of private wireless and shared spectrum services. The company’s partner ecosystem includes more than 50 solution and edge partners, all of which are dedicated to advancing the development and deployment of shared spectrum services. Federated Wireless’ customer base includes companies spanning the telecommunications, logistics, manufacturing, energy, hospitality, education, retail, office space, municipal and other verticals, with use cases ranging from Private Wireless and Industrial IoT to network densification and mobile offload.
Verizon | November 08, 2022
Verizon Business will demonstrate the transformative benefits of its business solutions at the next installment of its 5G Innovation Sessions series, occurring at the Edge, Hudson Yards, on November 8. Executives from Verizon, Nokia, the National Hockey League (NHL), and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will demonstrate a range of forward-looking scenarios that leverage the power of Verizon 5G and Mobile Edge Compute, including real-time container tracking, collaboration robots, video scene analytics monitoring manufacturing assembly, real-time crowd analytics, and interactive cityscapes. The program includes dynamic demonstrations by Verizon and Nokia, speaker segments, and panel discussions.
“The 5G Innovation Session in New York will give our customers the opportunity to see the next wave of 5G innovations in person, They’ll experience real-world scenarios through dynamic demonstrations and have the opportunity to speak with leaders about the practical applications of edge computing and private networks. They’ll have a chance to discover the many possibilities to optimize and future-proof their businesses and really experience Enterprise Intelligence firsthand.”
Iris Meijer, Senior Vice President, Business Marketing and Revenue Operations, Verizon Business
The event will be held at the Edge, located at 30 Hudson Yards in New York City, featuring several prominent executives including Massimo Peselli, Chief Revenue Officer, Global Enterprise and Public Sector, Verizon Business; Jennifer Artley, Senior Vice President, 5G Acceleration, Verizon Business; Iris Meijer, Senior Vice President of Business Marketing and Revenue Operations, Verizon Business; Danny Johnson, Director, Product Marketing, Verizon Business; Mark Tina, Vice President, Business Sales, Verizon Business; David De Lancellotti, Vice President, Global Sales, Nokia; Jason Elliott, Head of Cross Portfolio Solutions and Ecosystem Marketing, Nokia; David Lehanski, Executive Vice President, Business Development & Innovation, NHL; and Anil Lalwani, Principal Product Manager, AWS.
“Nokia is thrilled to partner with Verizon Business, showcasing our market-leading private wireless networks which transform operations,” said Brian Fitzgerald, Head of Verizon Business at Nokia. “This state-of-the-art technology unlocks an array of Industry 4.0 use cases such as situational analysis, 5G Edge Cloud analytics, IoT automation, and immersive robotics.”
Verizon’s Commitment to New York City
Verizon invested nearly $4.6 billion dollars in the state of New York in 2021. That investment resulted in new macro cell sites, small cell sites and cellular repeaters which added coverage and capacity to the network and is helping to manage the ever-increasing data usage from NY customers. That capital investment along with Verizon’s 2022 investment fueled the deployment of 5G Ultra Wideband across NY including in Long Island, NYC, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and the greater Buffalo area. Verizon's 5G service also enhances the customer experience in sports and entertainment venues in NY including CitiField, MSG, the Bills Stadium, The National Tennis Center and many more. In addition to deploying 5G Ultra Wideband, network investment was used to increase capacity and coverage on Verizon’s 4G network which will continue to support customers’ use long into the future. Additionally, Verizon's investment fueled growth of FIOS service in all five boroughs in NYC, Long Island and in Upstate NY, and led to increased 2 gigabit upload and download speeds for customers in NYC.
Over the last decade, working through nonprofit partners and a suite of programs and resources, Verizon Innovative Learning has committed $1 billion in market value to support digital equity and inclusion within education for some of the most vulnerable populations across the country. The initiative is celebrating 10 years of providing free technology, internet access and resources to schools and educators across America, including Title I schools.
In New York City, over 26,000 students have been reached across 29 schools through the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program. This academic year, the program has welcomed over 3,500 new students in the NYC Department of Education school district.
Additionally, all educators and students have access to Verizon Innovative Learning HQ, our free next-gen online education portal that provides XR content, professional development, and lesson plans. These efforts are part of Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement. Through Citizen Verizon, the company has a goal to provide 10 million youths with digital skills training by 2030.
Verizon realizes the importance of technology in helping small businesses succeed, which is why the company has a goal to support 1M small businesses by 2030. Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, a free online curriculum, was designed to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive in today’s digital economy, including access to personalized lesson plans, coaching from experts and networking opportunities with diverse, industry-specific businesses. Since its launch in September 2021, more than 6,000 New York-based businesses have been onboarded to the program.
Supporting first responders who serve New York
During 2021, the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team deployed multiple times in support of public safety agencies in New York to provide mission-critical communications capabilities to the first responders on the front lines of emergency response operations. Verizon Frontline devices and solutions ranging from mobile hotspots, routers, smart devices and drones, to deployable satellite solutions, such as Satellite Picocells on Trailers (SPOTs), were deployed in support of New York first responders.
This support has continued during 2022, as the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team has already participated in several public safety operations and training events alongside New York public safety agencies. This ongoing support is provided at no cost to local agencies and represents a continuation of Verizon Frontline’s commitment to investing and innovating in partnership with public safety and government.
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About the 5G Innovation Sessions
Verizon’s 5G Innovation Sessions have so far taken place in Atlanta (July), Houston (August), Boston (September), and Los Angeles (October). The final installment of the series will occur in Phoenix on December 6. The events cover a range of themes, including Managed Venue, Fixed Wireless Access, Private 5G, and Mobile Edge Compute.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
Broadband Forum | October 14, 2022
As the broadband industry migrates to software defined open networks, 14 vendors, service providers, and consultancy companies are coming together to demonstrate greater automation, reduced network congestion and greater interoperability.
Improved quality and user experience in case of Wi-Fi or network congestion, better utilization of network resources, and zero-touch service provisioning from multiple vendors will be delivered at this year’s CloudCO Demo from Broadband Forum at this year’s Network X (previously Broadband World Forum). This has been enabled by this year’s sponsors: Altice Labs, Deutsche Telekom, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Nokia, Radisys, Reply and Zyxel.
“CloudCO provides a network operator with a 'step by step' approach to migrate from existing infrastructure while still amortizing their existing hardware investments. Our work is enabling operators to disaggregate their networks, virtualize functionality, and move to the SDN driven solutions of the future, The open standards work is available to any vendor so it can truly enable the flexibility and commercial ability for the operators to select any vendor who complies with the open interfaces and specifications inside their CloudCO enabled network.”
Broadband Forum Technical Chair Lincoln Lavoie
This multi-vendor environment is highlighted by so many participating companies at this year’s demo including Altice Labs, BISDN, Domos, DZS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), Juniper Networks, Nokia, Open Networking Foundation (ONF), Outsys, Radisys, Reply, Vodafone and Zyxel. Testing and integration of the demo was carried out by the UNH-IOL, an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance solutions for the networking industry.
The CloudCO framework brings tangible benefits to the industry and helps operators migrate from legacy networks traditionally based on many individual network elements to a truly open software defined access network. This virtualization and disaggregation of the network can help operators build their network based on their specific requirements, and they can have confidence that these components can interoperate with each other.
The demo includes work from the Forum’s Quality Experience Delivered (QED) project that probes the network to recognize network performance (packet loss, latency) between the subscriber premises and any location in a provider’s network. Another focus of this year’s demo is zero-touch service assurance enabled by the Automated Intelligent Management (AIM) framework, along with QED to assure the best service path and user experience in case of Wi-Fi congestion or network congestion, handled through closed loop automation.
An example use case will be showcased of a home Wi-Fi network with a demanding application, and the quality of a 4K video being suboptimal when streamed. In the demo, network performance is measured by the probes embedded in the network and Residential Gateway and reported to the AIM controller, where the quality issue is diagnosed. The Wi-Fi application embedded in the CPE then takes action and performs traffic steering on the Wi-Fi layer, resulting in improved quality for the video stream.
“Over the last decade, network operators have recognized the need to take advantage of innovative technologies and solutions to minimize OPEX while continuing to scale their networks for growth,” said Ken Ko, Managing Director at Broadband Forum. “This is especially true in the home network to minimize customer complaints and on-site maintenance, as well as anticipate faults and degradation via analysis of the network and traffic conditions to help establish expected service levels before the user perceives a service issue. These network element components can be implemented as virtualized functions in a cloud-native environment, and developed and deployed seamlessly in a timely fashion.”
Zero-touch service provisioning and set-up with virtualized management and control functions in a multi-vendor environment will also be showcased during the demo. Zero-touch service provisioning was previously limited to one vendor, but this is no longer the case, and the multi-vendor capability is of great value to service providers with Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) based on different implementations from different vendors that can all be managed on a single access management platform. This approach can enable automation for network operations with minimal human intervention, networks can become more agile and reduced CAPEX and OPEX can be delivered.
The CloudCO demo also encompasses work on the disaggregated BNG based on Broadband Forum’s specification TR-459 that includes separation of Control and Data planes to enable the best utilization of network resources and efficient paths. The operator can then optimize access to the Internet using session steering, directing traffic through the best BNG user plane for each subscriber.
In addition, for the first time the demo will highlight the interworking between Broadband Forum and the ONF to align their architectures for access network virtualization and enable interoperability. The framework allows integrating OLTs with the established VOLTHA framework in a CloudCO environment via the Broadband Forum specified APIs. This extends the addressable market for suppliers supporting this solution, and operators looking to adopt standardized open-source solutions.
Interested in attending this year’s Network X? Reserve your seat now within the BASe Workshops here. Take a look at last year’s CloudCO Demo here.
About the Broadband Forum
Broadband Forum is the communications industry’s leading open standards development organization focused on accelerating broadband innovation, standards, and ecosystem development. Our members’ passion – delivering on the promise of broadband by enabling smarter and faster broadband networks and a thriving broadband ecosystem.
Broadband Forum is an open, non-profit industry organization composed of the industry’s leading broadband operators, vendors, thought leaders who are shaping the future of broadband, and observers who closely track our progress. Its work to date has been the foundation for broadband’s global proliferation and innovation. For example, the Forum’s flagship TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol has nearly 1 billion installations worldwide.
Broadband Forum’s projects span across 5G, Connected Home, Cloud, and Access. Its working groups collaborate to define best practices for global networks, enable new revenue-generating service and content delivery, establish technology migration strategies, and engineer critical device, service & development management tools in the home and business IP networking infrastructure. We develop multi-service broadband packet networking specifications addressing architecture, device and service management, software data models, interoperability and certification in the broadband market.