Communications infrastructure provider JMA Wireless announced the completion of the final design phase of its 5G millimeter-wave product, specifically designed for in-building, enterprise and factory applications.
This end-to-end platform, powered by JMA’s XRAN all-software baseband and Phazr IOTA radio, was developed in cooperation between R&D centers located in Castel San Pietro Terme, Bologna, Italy and Dallas, Texas.
The company highlighted that this new development paves the way for formal testing with mobile operators that have acquired millimeter wave spectrum.
JMA’s 5G in-building-focused solution has been designed to meet the quality and reliability requirements critical to complex millimeter wave deployment scenarios, the company said, and is composed of two elements:
-The XRAN baseband, running a 100% software-based 4G stack on top of commercial Intel-based servers. The platform is currently live in multiple Tier 1 networks globally with development lead by JMAs R&D department at Castel San Pietro Terme;
-The Phazr IOTA 5G millimeter-wave radio, developed by the JMA team based in the United States, also using a control component based on Intel architecture.
JMA acquired Phazr, a specialist in millimeter wave technology, in December 2018. This development unites two platforms into a single solution, providing an in-building solution not available to date due to the size and scale required to support millimeter wave technology, JMA Wireless said.
The company also highlighted the ongoing collaboration with Intel in this development process. JMA Wireless has been active in the Intel Network Builders program since 2018.
The new 5G solution includes a radio component using Intel technology, including Intel Xeon and Intel PAC N3000 FPGA.
“5G, which TIM has already launched with macro coverage in Turin, Rome and Naples and will soon be available in other major Italian cities, marking a radical change in the way in which wireless technology enters our personal and work life. JMA is one of our established technology partners, and we are looking forward to seeing their 5G in-building solution in our Turin lab,” said Elisabetta Romano, chief technology and innovation officer at Italian carrier TIM.