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Phazr notches up fixed wireless 5G trials with Verizon and C Spire

Phazr may be backed by Fibertower, now owned by AT&T, but that has not restricted other US operators from testing its millimeter wave fixed wireless technology. Both Verizon and C Spire have recently applied for temporary permits to test the Phazr technology, which is also in field trials with the cable industry’s R&D unit, CableLabs, and has conducted tests with a UK MNO. Phazr has developed a low cost fixed wireless platform based on a WiFi ASIC and incorporating 384 antennas in the base station and 64 in the CPE. It promises data rates of up to 30Gbps over one kilometer with line of sight, or 200-800 meters without. In an approach it calls Quadplex, it only uses the millimeter…

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