Airgain collaborates with Fraunhofer to enhance 5G C-band and mmWave

Airgain collaborates with Fraunhofer to enhance 5G C-band and mmWave

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Airgain, Inc. a global provider of wireless connectivity, has announced a collaboration involving 5G C-band and mmWave technology with the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), a world leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks and multimedia systems based in Berlin, Germany.

Connectivity without disruption for mobile and fixed wireless access (FWA) usage is a major goal of all operators and end customers. This collaboration focuses on developing the critical building blocks of wireless systems and intelligent networks to improve the user experience for both operators and customers. Combining Fraunhofer HHI’s expertise in digital wireless communication with Airgain’s leadership in smart antenna technology and wireless systems integration will enable the introduction of new product innovations designed to significantly improve the wireless connectivity experience worldwide, with a specific focus on enhancing 5G C-band and mmWave technology.

“While improved intelligent network performance and cost of ownership are directly proportional for the operators, Airgain’s innovative future product portfolio is focusing on reducing the deployment cost while maintaining and improving network coverage,” said Airgain Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dr. Ali Sadri. “To achieve these goals, we are establishing a technology partnership with HHI as one of the world experts in digital communications and network optimization.”

5G mmWave will enable a dramatic shift in the capabilities of wireless connectivity, especially the ability to connect ultra high band data rates from outside a home or building to the inside. The development and testing of antenna systems to support higher frequencies presents a unique set of challenges – from the beamforming capabilities required in antennas to the propagation characteristics of 5G mmWave frequency bands. Airgain’s 5G mmWave antenna design portfolio helps solve last meter challenges in FWA applications.

“Airgain is developing groundbreaking new products that could significantly improve the performance of 5G networks for their customers,” said Dr. Thomas Haustein, Head of Wireless Communications and Networks Department at Fraunhofer HHI.

Fraunhofer HHI participates in the standardization of information and communication technologies and creates new applications together with industrial partners.

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