Blu Wireless & 5G: Making Waves at Mobile World Congress 2018

Calculus portfolio company, Blu Wireless Technology, will see their ultra-fast mmWave wireless technology showcased by Cambridge Communication Systems Ltd (CCS) at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. Blu Wireless products are leading the way in the the roll-out of WiGig and 5G networks into homes and businesses. Based in Bristol, Blu Wireless was recently featured in Silicon Republic as one of the 17 Start-Ups to watch in the city.

The Financial Times – commenting on 5G being one of the ‘Five things to watch’ at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

“The upgrade to ultrafast, ubiquitous 5G mobile networks has been the talk of MWC for years but the difference in 2018 is that contracts are being signed. Early versions have started to appear in limited tests and some operators — notably in the US and Asia — have announced big investment plans for the coming years. The need for 5G networks is underscored by the dreams of ‘smart city’ planners and developers of autonomous cars, which will be present at MWC. However, it is the network equipmentcompanies — notably Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei — that will be shouting loudest at MWC.  The industry has been hit by a huge slowdown in spending from telecoms companies so for them, 5G cannot come soon enough.”

Blu Wireless Technology – Announcing their presence at the Mobile World Congress

“Our leading Hydra 1.0 mmWave modem IP technology will be demonstrated by CCS at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona in its latest generation of Metnet products. CCS will be introducing the new Metnet 12Gbps unlicensed 60GHz mmWave access and backhaul system, which has been enabled by the Hydra technology from Blu Wireless. Hydra’s unique set of carrier-grade features and software defined flexibility enables its partners to create clearly differentiated products within emerging 5G networks – whether for carrier grade backhaul or Fixed Wireless Access.”

Henry Nurser – CEO at Blu Wireless Technology

“We’re very excited to see our Hydra technology in the new CCS product for the unlicensed 60GHz band” “This will truly create a step change in delivering interference-free bandwidth, speed and ultra-low latency in a cost-effective way to dense urban environments.”

Read the full Blu Wireless announcement here.

Read the full Silicon Republic article here.

Read the full Financial Times article here. (paywall)