On the sustainability of the 5G AutoAir Network, Dense Air and Millbrook Partner

prnewswire | January 12, 2021

Thick Air, the unbiased host administrator of the associated 5G testbed at Millbrook initially made by the DCMS 5G testbed and preliminaries project AutoAir, has declared a significant redesign of the hyper thick, elite 4G and 5G organization. The organization will be one of the first, and the biggest independent 5G nonpartisan host organization's in Europe. Associated and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) engineers will approach the most recent innovation, including low inertness availability, network cutting and the chance to test vehicles in further developed organizations which are accessible in key fare markets.

These improved organization advances will be sent at Millbrook's 700 section of land autonomous test office in Bedfordshire in mid 2021. Notwithstanding its broad test tracks and labs, Millbrook is home to the UK Government Controlled Urban Testbed for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – part of CAM Testbed UK.

The AutoAir network is being relocated to business grade Open RAN, disaggregated RAN and cloud local 5GC based 3GPP 5G SA (independent) innovations, utilizing Airspan Networks' item suite. This arrangement bolsters the UK Government's inventory network variety activity and is consistent with arising O-RAN principles which try to democratize the stockpile of Radio Access Units inside an open source stage.

The organization will work on range at 4G Band 40 (2.3 GHz), 4G Band 3 (1.8 GHz) and 5G Band n77 (3.8 and 4.2 GHz) under spearheading shared admittance licenses. This will permit private organizations to work with their own distribution of radio range for test and advancement, while additionally supporting community from versatile organization administrators. The n77 band is equivalent to is as of now in business activity in Japan and which is at present being sold in the USA by the Federal Communications Commission. This implies that clients will have the option to test CAVs in the UK, utilizing the most recent organization frequencies, prior to sending out vehicles to Japan and the USA.

With independent 5G, the full abilities of the most recent 3GPP delivery can be acknowledged in a protected private working climate with inescapable inclusion across Millbrook Proving Ground. This brings Ultra Reliable Low inertness Communications (URLLC), Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC), and organization cutting abilities into a certifiable test field without precedent for the UK. Each increases the value of the innovation scene. With URLLC, inactivity as low as 3ms can be capable and mMTC brings the capability of interfacing hugely a larger number of gadgets per km2 than beforehand conceivable. Organization cutting fundamentally gives a devoted segment of the organization to each arrange administration, encouraging separate localisation, edge-figuring and cloud access. This is comparable to having your own committed path on a motorway that can extend and contract contingent upon what is passing through it!

Paul Senior, CEO, says: "Our partnership with Millbrook goes from strength to strength, and we are delighted to announce this major upgrade to the very latest state-of-the-art 3GPP 5G SA Open RAN technology from Airspan Networks. One of the key goals of the DCMS AutoAir 5G project was to ensure that the network we constructed was sustainable and provided a lasting legacy for Millbrook and the UK's CAV eco-system. The deployment of a 3GPP 5G standalone infrastructure using the n77 band creates a unique test and development opportunity that can support both automotive and telecommunication eco-systems, within a bookable and accessible research facility."

Connor McCormack, President of Millbrook says: "This upgrade is a huge step forward in capability, bringing the latest technology to our 5G testbed. It brings vast benefits to customers within our secure operating environment and future-proofs our testbed for the long-term. We are very proud to be part of the AutoAir consortium and look forward to the roll out of this cutting-edge technology."

Eric Stonestrom, CEO of Airspan Networks says: "We are delighted to continue our long term relationship with the DCMS funded AutoAir project. The 5G upgrade using Airspan's OpenRANGE end-to-end Sub-6 GHz solution is another proof point for the use of OpenRAN technology to leverage innovation in the UK"

Contact the team at Dense Air via or Millbrook via to see how we can introduce you to the new era.

About Dense Air

Dense Air is headquartered in the UK and has spectrum interests in Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, New Zealand and Australia. Dense Air provides unique "carrier of carriers" neutral host small cell services to deliver cost effective densification to any existing 4G or 5G Mobile Carrier or Service Provider. Dense Air New Zealand is based in Auckland where it manages its operational commercial services.

About Airspan

Airspan is a US-based, multi-award-winning, 4G and 5G end-to-end, fully virtualized, cloud-native OpenRAN hardware and software vendor with more than 20 years' experience and over one million cells deployed in the most cutting-edge Tier 1 networks, non-public networks, and vertical applications across the globe. Airspan's expansive product portfolio of indoor and outdoor, Macro and low-power base stations and open vRAN software solutions create the perfect tool kit to fully exploit new technologies such as mmWave, Sub-6 GHz, Massive MIMO, and open vRAN architectures following O-RAN and 3GPP specifications, as well as an industry-leading Fixed Wireless Access and backhaul portfolio for PTP and PTMP applications using Wi-Fi 6.


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