Cellular signal booster company Wilson Electronics announced a collaboration with 5G mmWave technology firm ED2 Corporation.
ED2’s expertise will round out Wilson Electronics’ 5G technology offerings, supporting the addition of a 5G highband and future midband solution for both indoor and outdoor coverage.
“5G offers a number of amazing benefits, but due to its struggles to penetrate buildings and other obstacles, cellular amplification technology is needed to make it accessible to all,” said Bruce Lancaster, CEO of Wilson Electronics.”We’re excited to work with ED2, which brings decades of relevant technology and engineering experience and will help us meet the unique needs of 5G and support cellular carriers as they strive to make 5G coverage ubiquitous.”
Based in Tucson, Arizona, ED2 is a technology company with a technical team building 5G mmWave products. One of their repeaters, which is recently FCC-certified under Industrial Part 20 rules, is currently being trialed by mobile network operators across the globe and will be launched under the WilsonPro brand in the near future.
“This collaboration is exactly what we were looking for as we considered going to market,” said Sergio Cardona, CEO of ED2. “ED2 has been focused on developing disruptive technology, so Wilson Electronics brings a fantastic operation, customer access and a reputation within the ecosystem that would take us years and millions of dollars to develop.”
“In 5G mmWave networks, repeaters will play a prominent role,” said Joe Madden, chief analyst at Mobile Experts. “The huge bandwidth of mmWave links will be critical to the future, and repeater products will be a cost-effective way to spread the capacity to the right locations. The collaboration between Wilson Electronics and ED2 will be helpful in facilitating the development and deployment of these specialized products to support the shift to 5G coverage.”