SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Anokiwave, Inc., an innovative company providing highly integrated IC solutions for mmW markets and Active Antenna based solutions, has announced that it has joined the O-RAN alliance as a contributing member in support of its vision of open, interoperable interfaces that maximize the use of common off-the-shelf hardware.
O-RAN, announced at MWC 2018, is an alliance formed by the world's major mobile operators such as AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, China Mobile, Orange, and Deutsche Telekom to open, cooperate, and to share 5G technology. The alliance aims to expand the 5G ecosystem by evolving Radio Access Network (RAN) towards using open, interoperable interface.
Anokiwave expects to contribute to the O-RAN alliance by making technical contributions on hardware focusing on the mmWave active antenna for 5G, as well as the active antenna unit (AAU) and remote radio unit (RRU) specifications and interface definitions.
"We are pleased to join O-RAN alliance as we expect this will help accelerate the adoption of off-the shelf mmWave hardware, thus further enabling the commercialization of Active Antennas for 5G," states Alastair Upton, Anokiwave Sr. VP of Business Development. "In conjunction with our customers and business partners, our products are already in use by several O-RAN alliance network providers."
Anokiwave is a cutting-edge provider of highly integrated IC solutions that enable emerging mm-Wave markets and Active Antenna based solutions. Anokiwave's creative system architectures and optimal selection of semiconductor technologies solve the toughest engineering problems.
Anokiwave is based in San Diego, California and operates design centers in Phoenix, Arizona and Boston, Massachusetts. Additional information can be found at www.anokiwave.com.