Movandi, a leader in emerging 5G RF and millimeter wave (mmWave) technologies and software, announced that it has partnered with Rakuten Mobile to expand 5G outdoor and indoor mmWave network coverage and capacity in Japan using Movandi’s smart repeater and ” BeamXR Open-RAN”. technology, it will soon be extended to India and Asia.
Movandi’s proprietary mmWave RF chipsets, phased array antenna and software technology will enable Rakuten Mobile’s 5G mmWave signals to provide coverage beyond the reach of other mmWave methods, while cutting infrastructure costs by more than half.
“Rakuten Mobile is delighted to partner with Movandi, a disruptive innovator. We are impressed with their core 5G mmWave technology, which enables the cost-effective expansion and deployment of a 5G network in Japan,” said Tarek Amin, CEO of Rakuten Mobile. The rollout of 5G mmWave is critical to delivering on marketing promises of ubiquitous high-speed, low-latency networks and meeting the market’s capacity needs, which are expected to be exhausted within two years with current technologies. 5G mmWave allows leading service providers such as Rakuten Mobile to take advantage of the abundant spectrum resources available in higher bands, allowing them to deliver the world’s fastest multi-gigabit cellular speeds and low-latency connectivity.
Movandi powered radios and smart repeaters offer unmatched performance, cost and size advantages using the sophisticated high-frequency 5G millimeter waves, unlocking the potential for new multi-gigabit wireless applications. “We are very pleased that Rakuten Mobile has chosen Movandi as a strategic partner to expand the coverage of its 5G mmWave network,” said Maryam Rofougaran, CEO and co-founder of Movandi.
“Our investments and more than 78 issued patents in chipsets, phased array MIMO antennas and software have made Movandi the industry’s leading 5G mmWave innovator.
Rakuten Mobile is very selective in its partner selection, so our choice of technologies is a testament to our unique approach to custom-designed silicon, antennas and software with
advanced AI, network capabilities, and cloud management for significant savings on deployment costs.
The Movandi platform has a broad portfolio of 5G mmWave products including
chipsets, MIMO antennas and software that enable network designers to create smart active
repeater solutions that reduce the range, line of sight and jamming of mmWave technology
limitations while maintaining robust signal transmission. Movandi 5G architecture
According to mobile communications expert Joe Madden, it significantly improves the way repeater systems are designed and manufactured, while cutting installation costs in half. In general,
The Movandi BeamX platform includes BeamX software, BeamXR smart repeaters and RF front ends for fixed wireless CPE, mobile devices, small cells and Open-Radio Access Network (Open-RAN) applications.