Keysight | December 27, 2021
Keysight Technologies, Inc. a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Fibocom has selected the company’s 5G solutions to perform comprehensive testing, verification and optimization of wireless modules developed for 5G and internet of things (IoT) applications.
Fibocom, a global supplier of wireless communication modules and solutions headquartered in Shenzhen, China, expanded its use of Keysight’s 5G test platforms to effectively design, develop and manufacture a wide range of solutions for a diverse number of domestic and international markets. Keysight’s 5G test solutions have enabled Fibocom to develop modules integrated with 5G customer premises equipment (CPE), routers, mobile hotspots, personal computers (PCs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and gaming consoles.
“Keysight appreciates Fibocom’s continued confidence in our 5G test solutions, allowing the company to develop wireless modules that device manufactures implement into consumer products such as notebooks and PCs,” said Cao Peng, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s wireless test group. “Keysight’s integrated solutions, built on common hardware and software platforms, enable Fibocom to rapidly and cost-effectively launch new products for a diverse range of market demands.”
Keysight and Fibocom, working together since 2019, have developed strong partnerships with leading 5G chipset vendors. Fibocom is part of a connected ecosystem that uses Keysight’s 5G test platforms to accelerate design verification, conformance validation and carrier acceptance. Reliable test results, shared across this ecosystem of vendors, mobile operators and test houses, enable Fibocom to quickly introduce high-performance 5G modules.
“As a provider of end-to-end IoT wireless communication solutions for telecom operators, IoT equipment manufacturers and IoT system integrators, we rely on Keysight’s solid portfolio of solutions across multiple cellular and non-cellular technologies,” “5G-enabled PCs offer users secure high-speed connectivity at home, in the office and while on the move.”
Dan Schieler, senior vice president of IoT Overseas Sales Department at Fibocom
Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions, based on the company’s UXM 5G wireless test platform, enable Fibocom to verify the performance of modules across both frequency 1 (FR1) and FR2 (mmWave) spectrum bands. Keysight combines the UXM 5G with the company’s Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) chamber to create integrated 5G mmWave over the-air (OTA) test tools that generate highly accurate measurements. This enables Fibocom to confidently explore design boundaries.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight delivers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s dedication to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.9B in fiscal year 2021.
COMSovereign Holding Corp | August 27, 2021
COMSovereign Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: COMS) ("COMSovereign" or "the Company"), a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G Communication Systems and Solutions, today announced that its Innovation Digital LLC ("Innovation Digital") unit and IQ-Analog ("IQA"), a leading developer of wideband transceiver products targeting military communications and technology for the next generation of cellular communications systems, entered into a strategic development alliance targeted at "beyond 5G" wireless communication.
As part of the strategic alliance, IQA will incorporate Innovation Digital's patented digital signal processing algorithms and architectures into its next generation of Application Specific Integrated Circuits ("ASICs") designed for future commercial and military markets. The strategic alliance intends to provide unique solutions serving the multi-billion-dollar military market including communications, RADAR, and phased array sensor systems. The technology will also support next generation 5G commercial systems addressing both sub-6 GHz and mmWave deployments featuring multi-beam frequency-agile antenna systems and accelerated processing units for 5G Access Edge systems.
By eliminating the need for many of today's radio frequency ("RF") hardware components and moving digital processing closer to the antenna, the companies believe their combined technologies will provide the industry with "beyond state-of-the-art" wideband transceiver products including unprecedented performance and power efficiency. This new architecture will reduce the cost of future radio hardware designs, increase reliability, and improve performance and the jointly developed solutions can be used to enhance COMSovereign's next generation 5G radios. The new alliance further extends existing relationships between the Company and IQA, which includes continuing engagements with Innovation Digital and with COMSovereign's Silver Bullet Technology unit who is already providing engineering services in support of IQA's ASIC development.
Dr. Scott Velazquez, founder of Innovation Digital and Chief Research Officer at COMSovereign, said, "Our proven signal processing techniques combined with IQ-Analog's industry-leading chips have the potential to solve many of the most challenging hurdles for 5G and beyond, including providing robust ultra-broadband communications in increasingly congested RF environments. Furthermore, through the combination of technologies, we are now enabling advanced RF systems to be fully software-defined, providing the flexibility to support many signaling protocols, extremely wide frequency tuning ranges, and over-the-air upgrades all without requiring any hardware changes."
Mike Kappes, founder and Chief Executive Officer of IQ-Analog, commented, "Our strategic alliance with Innovation Digital brings market-differentiating capabilities to our ASICs to provide communications systems with the highest bandwidth and resolution performance with the smallest size and lowest power available. We are looking forward to working together to bring this critical technology to both new and existing customers later this year."
IQ-Analog's family of ASICs offer Full-Spectrum Conversion® capability with over 30-GHz of instantaneous bandwidth provided by 64 Giga-sample per second data converters. IQ-Analog leverages its unique approach to high-speed data conversion known as Traveling Pulse Wave Quantization® which offers fundamental power, size and cost advantages. Innovation Digital's algorithms and architectures will be customized, optimized, and integrated into IQ-Analog's next generation F1000/F2000 Full-Spectrum Conversion® ASIC as well as Waveform Analyzer hardware systems built by IQA and incorporating IQ-Analog ASICs.
About COMSovereign Holding Corp.
COMSovereign Holding Corp. has assembled a portfolio of communications technology companies that enhance connectivity across the entire network. By combining strategic acquisitions with organic research and development efforts, COMSovereign has built a U.S.-based communications solution provider able to deliver end-to-end 4G LTE Advanced and 5G-NR telecom solutions to network operators, enterprises, and governments.
IQ-Analog Corporation is a leading developer of wideband transceiver products servicing markets for advanced wireless communications and radar systems. With over a decade of research and development, IQ-Analog's novel approach to high-speed data conversion, using temporal-domain signal processing, is at the core of a new class of integrated circuits performing digital antenna processing with unprecedented performance and power efficiency. IQ-Analog is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Phoenix Tower International | October 23, 2021
Phoenix Tower International ("Phoenix") and Outremer Telecom today announced they have entered into an exclusivity agreement regarding the acquisition by Phoenix of 203 wireless towers, together with newly constructed wireless towers over 10 years across the French West Indies through a build-to-suit program. The foregoing transaction would expand and solidify Phoenix's leadership position as the largest tower infrastructure provider in the market with over 437 towers and grow its footprint across Europe and the Caribbean. The transaction will be subject to customary conditions precedents for this type of transaction. It would result in Phoenix and Outremer Telecom establishing a long-term partnership whereby Outremer Telecom would occupy the sites for at least twenty years.
"With this transaction, PTI would continue to expand its presence across European territories and its disciplined investment strategy. The increased presence of PTI, a neutral host independent tower company, in the region would facilitate increased coverage expansion for all wireless operators and ultimately enhanced connectivity for the population of French West Indies. PTI is proud to be working with the mobile network operators across the world and is pleased to have entered into advanced discussions with the Altice Group on this transaction", stated Dagan Kasavana, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Tower International.
I am enthusiastic about the prospect of creating a new tower partnership in the French West Indies. Phoenix Tower International would be a long-term partner of the highest quality who shares our vision to invest in leading infrastructure
Mathieu Cocq, Chief Executive Officer of Outremer Telecom
About Phoenix Tower International
Phoenix, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates over 14,000 towers, 986 km of fiber and over 80,000 other wireless infrastructure and related sites throughout Europe, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Phoenix was founded in 2013 with a mission to be a premier site provider to wireless operators across the Americas in high-growth markets. Phoenix's investors include funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and John Hancock, as well as various members of the management team.
Choate Hall & Stewart and Dentons acted as legal advisors to PTI.
About Outremer Telecom
Outremer Telecom provides integrated fixed telephony, mobile telephony, and Internet access services for residential and business customers in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana.
Created in 1986 under the name Infotel, the group was renamed with its current name in 2000. The group was listed on the Paris stock exchange in 2007. The Altice group acquired Outremer Telecom in 2013. Following the acquisition of SFR by Altice, Outremer Telecom now operates under the SFR brand.