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Blu Wireless joins 5GIC’s SME partner programme

Blu Wireless has joined 5GIC as part of its SME Technology partner programme, integrating its Blu Wireless ‘Lightning’ millimetre wave gigabit modems within the 5GIC 5G mobile testbed.

The 5G testbed which is being installed on the Guildford campus is a unique facility that equips businesses and researchers with a fully-functioning advanced 4G network which, over time, will be upgraded to a fully-fledged 5G system, enabling the development and testing of 5G prototype technologies in a real world situation. As well as integrating its technology into the facility, Blu Wireless will also assist with general technical collaboration on requirements and technology for advanced baseband modems for the 5G millimeter-wave modem.

Mark Barrett, Blu Wireless CMO, said of the partnership, “The 5GIC is a global centre of research into next generation wireless networks and we are delighted to be a part of it. Our technology will enable 5G infrastructure and access applications such as radio transport over Back Haul and Front Haul networks and will help to drive the research that will underpin the 5G standards of the future.”

Professor Rahim Tafazolli, Director of 5GIC, said “We are working with a fantastic variety of partners from across industry to deliver a holistic framework for the successful development of 5G. With Blu Wireless joining the Centre, our collaborative efforts are further strengthened particularly in millimetric band technologies. We look forward to working with them and integrating their equipment and expertise into our new test bed, housed on our campus in Guildford.”

To learn more about our SME programme see here, or read more about our unique 5G testbed