BT tests new quantum radio to power next-gen 5G and IoT networks
The main announcement is that Artemis Networks is delivering >1 Gigabit in just 20 MHz of spectrum in private and public LTE/5G networks, at the SAP Center in San Jose, the first site with a private Gigabit LTE/5G network.
My video interview with Steve Perlman is at the end of this article, and I think it’s an absolutely must-watch video, as are the others in this article, and the quotes below from people including the former CEO of ‘Apple, John Sculley, are amazing.
So let me remind all of us that it is said that “every breakthrough is laughable and ridiculous at first. In fact, if it didn’t start out laughable and ridiculous, it’s not a breakthrough.”
It reminded me of Gandhi being misquoted when he said, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win.”
The original quote would be: “First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.”
Considering what Artemis Networks announced below and how that announcement was handled when it first appeared in 2011 (as iTWire reported here) and in another article by 2015which shows Steve Perlman explaining his technology at Columbia University and Stanford – this seems to be what happened to Steve Perlman and Artemis Networks.
Its breakthrough in connectivity solves all the problems of wireless technologies as we know them today and ushers in the era of next-generation wireless technologies – which work seamlessly with existing devices using LTE and 5G connections. There are now over 100 papers from universities verifying that the technology works – and of course the installation at the SAP Center in San Jose, as described below, is immutable proof and can no longer be ignored by the industry, and if you ask me, it’s the foundation on which the promises of 5G can finally be delivered and on which 6G will be built.
So let’s take a look at the Artemis Network video explaining what pCell technology is and how it works:
Ok, so what’s the new announcement?
Artemis Networks is now unveiling the pCell Multi-Gigabit LTE/5G vRAN (Virtualized Radio Access Network), which offers 10 times the capacity of conventional LTE/5G networks in the same amount of spectrum.
As the company explains, while existing LTE/5G networks average less than 100 Mbps in 20 MHz of spectrum, a pCell-powered network with equivalent spectrum averages over 1 Gigabit/second and over 7, 5 Gigabits/second at 150 MHz, faster than any mobile network in the world.
Artemis also announced the first large-scale pCell vRAN installation at the SAP Center, a 140,000-square-foot (13,000 m²), 20,000-seat arena that hosts more than 150 events per year, including concerts, family shows , San Jose Sharks hockey, and Panthers indoor football. The pCell vRAN makes SAP Center the first site in the world with a private Gigabit LTE/5G network, deployed in just 20 MHz of free CBRS spectrum, far surpassing SAP Center’s existing carrier networks that require significantly more spectrum.
“pCell vRAN’s unique ability to scale spectrum capacity more than 10x (and growing) will ultimately transform the lives of the billions of people who use mobile networks every day,” said Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO of Artemis.
“The pCell vRAN ushers in a new era in wireless communications, when fiber-class capacity, uniformity and reliability are available over the airwaves. pCell vRAN delivers consistent two-way 4K streaming, enabling a new class of applications, such as photorealistic extended and augmented reality interactively delivered to thousands of users, regardless of density.
The Artemis pCell vRAN delivers uniform high-speed data rates, allowing every arena seat to stream 4K video, while legacy carrier networks offer widely varying data rates from seat to seat. other, most too slow to stream HD video. The pCell Gigabit Private LTE/5G network is currently used by beta test participants during games and events and will be open to all participants later this year.
“The Artemis pCell Network opens up a wide variety of new fan experience possibilities in high-density venues,” said Jonathan Becher, President of Sharks Sports & Entertainment.
“Live event attendees want to stream video from anywhere in the arena, but existing cellular and Wi-Fi systems don’t offer the uniformity of pCell coverage. Performance and consistency of the pCell network allow us to take advantage of new technologies such as augmented reality to deliver compelling experiences for fans.”
Here is the Artemis pCell SAP Center case study video:
pCell technology is based on a radical new approach to wireless that exploits, rather than avoids interference, resulting in a more than 10x increase in network capacity per MHz of spectrum, while remaining compatible with unmodified LTE and 5G phones and devices. Over 100 academic papers have been published on the underlying technology since its invention.
“pCell is the most innovative technology I’ve seen in wireless in a very long time, shaking up everything we’ve learned about wireless,” said Craig Moffett, Senior Managing Director of MoffettNathanson, “We’ve all grown thinking spectrum is a scarce resource, but pCell breaks that equation, delivering more than 10 times the performance of existing LTE and 5G technologies.
Federated Wireless, the leader in private and shared spectrum wireless solutions, is an emerging Artemis pCell service delivery partner. Federated Wireless specializes in the design and delivery of private wireless solutions that meet unique use cases and innovation goals. Federated Wireless currently has 100,000 connected CBRS devices in the United States and more than 350 customers, including the United States Department of Defense, Carnegie Mellon University, the city of McAllen, Texas, and more than 140 wireless Internet service providers. wire (WISP).
“We are excited to see innovative and disruptive technologies adopting CBRS,” said Iyad Tarazi, CEO of Federated Wireless. “Artemis holds tremendous potential for high-throughput, low-latency use cases and we look forward to seeing their success in this rapidly growing market.”
With multi-gigabit speeds in the free CBRS spectrum, consistent performance, and the ability to support tens of thousands of users, pCell catapults the private LTE/5G market from niche use cases to major sites, campuses , businesses and hospitals, delivering 10 times the carrier-grade performance.
“Artemis pCell is one of the greatest technological breakthroughs I’ve seen in my career,” said John Sculley, former Apple CEO and founding investor of MetroPCS, “But the real genius of Artemis is to bypass the long-standing barriers to market entry by delivering dramatically higher performance at a much lower total cost of ownership via Private LTE/5G in the new CBRS spectrum.For the first time, large mobile customers, including sites, campuses and enterprises, can choose a mobile infrastructure based on performance, quality and economy, and most importantly, enabling future applications Breakthrough technology like pCell enables entirely new multimedia experiences like extended and augmented reality which are expected to be huge growth opportunities for mobile wireless in the future.
pCell vRAN Private LTE/5G installations are also neutral hosts for mobile network operators looking for the same 10x performance jump for their subscribers, using CBRS or their own spectrum.
Subject to component availability, pCell systems will be increasingly available through 2022.
For more information, here’s an amazing interview that Steve Perlman generously allowed me to film with him, with a follow-up interview to come!