Picocom, the 5G Open RAN baseband semiconductor and software specialist, has announced Antevia Networks has selected its award-winning silicon technology to empower its new innovative 5G in-building offerings. The partnership combines Antevia Networks’ technology with Picocom’s latest generation 5G system-on-chip silicon to drive innovations to address the many challenges of deploying indoor 5G private networks.
The all-new Antevia Networks 5G offering delivers a cost-effective 5G private network deployment that enables intelligent routing of coverage and capacity within buildings or campuses to accommodate variable demand or simply to provide highly reliable 5G connectivity.
“Antevia Networks is pioneering a new class of 5G private network coverage for enterprises worldwide. In working together with Picocom, their state-of-the-art 5G silicon and collaborative approach is allowing us to innovate faster, reach the market sooner and deliver groundbreaking solutions for enterprises needing cost-effective 5G private networks,” said Simon Cosgrove, CEO of Antevia Networks.
“I have been very impressed by the way that Antevia Networks has taken Picocom’s Open RAN O-DU and O-RU components and built a truly innovative solution for indoor coverage, built on the standard open interfaces defined by the O-RAN Alliance”, said Peter Claydon, President of Picocom. “This is a great illustration of how Open RAN enables network operators to create highly differentiated products on top of the building blocks that Picocom’s flexible silicon provides.
Antevia Networks’ approach to 5G in-building private networks revolutionises the RAN design, which improves coverage, capacity and service robustness whilst keeping the costs low enough to make it affordable for enterprise.
PC802 is shipping in mass production quantities together with mature software for Open RAN Distributed Units (O-DU) and Radio Units (O-RU), as well as integrated small cells. In addition, PC802 supports both 4G LTE and 5G NR.