prnewswire | August 27, 2020
Project finance in the United States has staged a vigorous recovery— aided by the ability of banks to provide liquidity, low funding costs, and a more liquid bond market—since the initial dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Project Finance team at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG).The team delivered its remarks at a virtual MUFG media roundtable last week to discuss the current state of project finance with reporters and editors. The roundtable featured Erik Codrington, Head of Project Finance in the Americas; Nanda Kamat, Head of Americas Infrastructure; Alex Wernberg, Head of U.S. Power; and Ralph Scholtz, Head of Project Finance in Latin America.
businesswire | December 15, 2020
MaxLinear, Inc, a main supplier of radio recurrence (RF), simple, advanced and blended sign coordinated circuits, declared today that the organization's remote handset chipsets are utilized in Microelectronics Technology Inc. (MTI) Remote Radio Units (RRUs) focusing on explicit greenfield Open RAN arrangements for 4G and 5G applications.
Open RAN furnishes administrators with another occasion to fabricate their radio organizations utilizing interoperable organization hardware sourced from various top tier foundation providers. Elite, adaptable, and financially savvy Radio Units (RUs) are key components to each Open RAN network. MaxLinear's answers give a demonstrated programming characterized radio stage that empowers hardware sellers to quickly convey Open RAN RUs that meet these objectives with industry-driving highlights, adaptability, structure factor, and force effectiveness.
“Mobile operators are pulling Open RAN into the market rapidly because the cost savings and flexibility of Open RAN enable them to address opportunities that were previously unaffordable,” said Joe Madden, Founder and President of Mobile Experts, a leading wireless technology market research firm. “By 2025, roughly 7 million radios will be sold annually, independent of the baseband processors. As a result, we expect the market share of smaller suppliers to quadruple over the next five years, opening up new opportunities for innovative semiconductor suppliers.”
MTI's Open RAN radios uphold new 5G Open RAN network arrangements with the O-RAN 7.2x interface. These new 5G radios use MaxLinear RF handset chipsets to give a superior, powerful, savvy, and adaptable stage permitting MTI to rapidly uphold new 5G Open RAN radio arrangements with numerous clients.
Moreover, MTI is conveying their MaxLinear-controlled Evenstar Radio as a feature of the imaginative OpenRAN environment that completely underpins the OpenRAN Reference Architecture including a fronthaul interface consistent with the O-RAN Alliance Split 7.2x.
With remarkable RF execution, MaxLinear handset chipsets furnish base station creators with an adaptable stage to disentangle and quicken their advancement of cutting edge radios. These profoundly incorporated base station handsets uphold all air interfaces from 2G to 5G NR, including MC-GSM, making them ideal for building up the adaptable multi-standard Software Defined Radios (SDR) that administrators need for the present 5G organizations. MaxLinear's chipset underpins numerous information, different yield (MIMO) applications in Macro, Massive MIMO, and Small Cell radios.
"MaxLinear is delighted to support MTI’s 5G RRU solutions with our high-performance transceivers,” said Brendan Walsh, Vice President of MaxLinear’s Wireless Infrastructure Group. “MTI has been a key customer for many years, and we will continue to collaborate and innovate closely together to bring industry-leading Open RAN radios to the market.”
“We selected MaxLinear for this deployment due to the breadth of their current product offering and the level of investment they are undertaking for future products,” said Eugene Wu, General Manager of MTI. “We are planning for future collaborations with MaxLinear’s next generation transceiver solutions and world class DPD algorithms supporting highly linearized wide bandwidth deployments.”
About the Evenstar program:
Evenstar program will contribute to the OpenRAN ecosystem by focusing on building general-purpose RAN reference designs for 4G and 5G networks that are aligned with 3GPP and O-RAN specifications and will help accelerate the adoption of TIP OpenRAN Project Group Solutions. RRUs, distribution units, and control unit software have traditionally been only available as a packaged unit, limiting opportunities to serve suburban and rural locations. By decoupling these components, the Evenstar program is expected to enable MNOs to choose best-in-class technology and deploy solutions from an increasing number of technology partners.
Ligado | August 20, 2021
Mobile communications company Ligado Networks today advanced its plan to deploy the first 5G mobile satellite network for the Internet of Things, announcing it is partnering with Mavenir to develop base stations for advanced connectivity services that enable business-critical operations anywhere in the United States and North America.
Ligado's 5G satellite IoT network will support tens of millions of mobile devices powering critical machine-to-machine communications for businesses requiring ubiquitous, continental coverage. The company plans to launch service trials in 2022, providing standalone satellite or multi-layer connections to enterprise customers in the transportation, agriculture, utilities, and energy sectors.
The satellite network adds extended coverage and network redundancy to the company's planned 5G mobile private network solution, thereby enabling always-on connectivity and coverage across an enterprise's entire footprint. It will also add to the capabilities of other terrestrial wireless operators by making use of mainstream, low-cost chipsets and devices that can support both mobile satellite and terrestrial connectivity.
"We are deeply committed to supporting critical infrastructure enterprises as they modernize their operations for a 21st Century economy," said Ligado Chief Executive Officer Doug Smith. "Ubiquitous network coverage and reliability are especially essential for critical device communications, which makes our 5G satellite IoT network a pivotal tool to ensure always-on connectivity and data management for an enterprise's entire fleet of devices."
Ligado plans to adapt 3GPP standards-based technology for mobile satellite use, which will enable the network to support devices using mainstream, low-cost chipsets that can also operate on terrestrial IoT networks. With the 22-meter reflector-based antenna of Ligado's SkyTerra 1 satellite, the network will also support the small, low-cost IoT devices being used for innovative applications like vehicle diagnostics, environmental monitoring, first-responder connectivity, and smart metering.
Mavenir's complete portfolio of cloud native solutions provides mobile core, IoT, and Open vRAN for 5G.
"We are excited to work with Ligado on ORAN-based 5G base station development. With this engagement, Mavenir and the ORAN ecosystem not only strengthen their place in enterprise deployments but also enter a phase of innovation in cellular service delivery via non-terrestrial networks," said Pardeep Kohli, president and CEO of Mavenir. "We are looking forward to expanding our Open RAN product portfolio to meet the evolving needs of terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks and their co-existence in the future."
The partnership highlights Ligado's industry leadership in developing IoT standards for mobile satellite networks. The company has led work within the 3GPP to develop such standards, which will help satellite and terrestrial networks operate in harmony.
"We're delighted to apply Mavenir's unmatched 5G network technology prowess to deliver 3GPP-based IoT services via the crucial mobile satellite network layer," said Ligado Chief Technology Officer Maqbool Aliani. "Ligado's uniquely capable North American satellite network unlocks a highly compelling market by bringing mainstream IoT devices to a continental satellite footprint."
About Ligado Networks
Building on 25 years of experience providing crucial satellite connectivity, our mission is to modernize American businesses by delivering secure and reliable 5G connectivity solutions needed to transform their operations and realize the efficiencies of a digital world. Our plans to deploy licensed mid-band spectrum in public and private 5G networks will help pave the way for future innovations and economic growth across America.