Infrastructure specialist SOLiD has formed an exclusive partnership with K-C Marketers, a manufacturer’s representative firm, with the aim of expanding its presence in the Rocky Mountains and Desert Southwest region.
The partnership combines K-C Marketers’ sales expertise with SOLiD’s solutions for 5G wireless communications. Through the partnership, K-C Marketers will represent SOLiD in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.
“K-C Marketers’ regional knowledge and proven success in sales and business development expand SOLiD’s reach to more customers. Through this partnership, SOLiD will address the growing demand for disruptive in-building technology solutions,” said Scott Deweese, SVP of sales for SOLiD Americas.
“The team at K-C Marketers is very enthusiastic and eager to be partnering with SOLiD to market the innovative SOLiD portfolio of Fiber2Antenna 5G DAS, RF amplifier, RF Radio, and Optical Transport solutions. The combined knowledge, experience, and solutions of SOLiD and K-C Marketers bring the Rocky Mountain and Desert Southwest territories the perfect collaboration to assist with your wireless communication system today and into the future,” said Phillip Smith, president of K-C Marketers.
Earlier this month, SOLiD announced its new RocketWAVE 5G mmWave repeaters based on Intel mDR and FPGA technologies to address coverage challenges in high band spectrum. The license of the Intel technology enhances SOLiD’s prior investment and development of 5G mmWave repeater technology. The company noted that there are three primary use-cases for enhancing coverage with 5G mmWave repeaters: mobile outdoor urban, mobile in-building, and fixed-wireless access.
SOLiD said that outdoor urban 5G mmWave mobile coverage faces challenges resulting from reduced range and easily obstructed high band signals. RocketWAVE 5G mmWave repeaters overcome these limitations by extending coverage distance and retransmitting signals around obstructions, which reduces capital expenditures by decreasing the required number of 5G cell sites.
In-building 5G mmWave mobile coverage is not practical with an outside-in macro-cellular approach because high band signals do not penetrate buildings, SOLiD said. RocketWAVE receives 5G mmWave signals from a rooftop or wall mounted donor antenna and repeats the signals to antennas inside the building.