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Blu Wireless Technology to exhibit Lightning module at MWC

13th February 2015
Siobhan O'Gorman

At MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2015, which takes place from 2nd to 5th March in Barcelona, Blu Wireless Technology will demonstrate its 60GHz Lightning module. To enable beam formed Gbit communications, the company has integrated its gigabit baseband technology HYDRA with 60GHz active phased array radio technology into the Lightning wireless gigabit modem. 

The module delivers gigabit modem capability with dual gigabit Ethernet switch connectivity. Advanced electronic beamforming technology enables an auto beam training capability, which removes the need for antenna alignment during installation and allows users to adapt beam direction to environmental changes such as temporary beam blockage. 

The module also integrates a full OpenFlow SDN client which supports wireless mesh networking. This is currently being deployed as part of the Bristol is Open experimental network to demonstrate gigabit rate wireless mesh networking for dynamic data backhaul applications.

For outdoor applications, the module features a robust mechanical housing and is available with a mounting kit for lamppost deployment.

Mark Barrett, CMO, Blu Wireless, commented: “The Lightning module represents a total system solution for the next generation of flexible gigabit capable backhaul technologies. The unique combination of low profile 60GHz phased array technology, gigabit modem and adaptive mesh networking using SDN Openflow techniques will deliver lower TCO and scalable data delivery capabilities to service the increased data demand of mobile networks.”

At MWC, Blu Wireless Technology will be showcasing the Lightning module on the Imagination Technology Booth in Hall 6 -6E30.

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