JMA Wireless Acquires 5G focused PHAZR, Expanding In-Building Solution Leadership and Becoming Immediate 5G Radio Access Network Challenger

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U.S. based innovator continues drive into Network Virtualization with extensive new assets, including 5G millimeter Wave Technology

- Combination pairs JMA in building leadership with unique 5G radio assets

  • Compact, dual-band radios with integrated baseband create deployment flexibility across sub 6 GHz and millimeter wave bands, solving end to end operator coverage challenges – from the macro network to buildings and venues
  • PHAZR is the first 5G solutions provider to be granted both FCC and CE certification for 5G millimeter wave radios
  • 100% U.S. based 5G company – continuing commitment to U.S. wireless leadership

JMA Wireless, a global innovator in mobile network edge solutions has acquired PHAZR, a world class R&D and industry leader in 5G radio solutions. PHAZR complements JMA’s XRAN all-software radio access platform, establishing the first American company with complete LTE and 5G technologies that address the full range of spectrum, from 600MHz to 47GHz.

The combination creates the industry’s first fully integrated architecture that addresses nonstandalone and standalone systems for inbuilding, large venues, and outdoor 5G and LTE while addressing the emerging demand to move RAN assets towards 100% virtualization, and continuing to drive intelligence to the edge of the network.

In support of the FCC’s 5G FAST Plan, which opens new spectrum to accelerate 5G in the U.S. market, JMA Wireless’ addition of PHAZR puts the combined company in a position to support ongoing demand across a wide variety of licensed and unlicensed spectrum.

PHAZR’s 5G RAN technology integrates all baseband and antenna elements into a single compact package. Radios support both mid band (2 GHz – 6 GHz) and millimeter wave (24 GHz – 47 GHz) bands to maximize deployment options. All of this capability comes in a package the size of a laptop computer, opening deployment possibilities not available in the market today.

For 5G to become a truly transformative technology, it must be flexible in frequency support and compact enough to deploy in any scenario, indoors or out. Unlike traditional network equipment providers, PHAZR’s development began with 5G solely in mind. This allows for designs to be built around extremely dense outdoor environments or inbuilding, where 80% of wireless communications take place. Repackaged into a ‘strand mount’ product, it can be hung on utility wires, making use of readily available real estate at a fraction of the cost. The ability to cover these areas is critical to support next gen user experiences at the RAN edge and offer private 5G/LTE networks to enterprises, all while ensuring the highest level of security end to end.

“Combining JMA Wireless and PHAZR, the world’s most advanced 4G LTE & 5G RAN technology is now in one U.S. based company, providing mobile network operators a new, flexible option that can be deploy 5G across any part of their footprint including the hard to reach, less accessible areas today - dense strand mount, buildings, and venues included.” said John Mezzalingua, CEO of JMA Wireless, “Further, we’re doubling down on U.S. based innovation with all 5G development being
driven domestically.”

“Using a clean-sheet approach and listening to customers is how we got to the product set we have today,” commented Farooq Khan, CEO of PHAZR, “Now with JMA, we have the scale and support to accelerate our development and market deployment efforts. We will continue to adhere to the basis of our success - listen to our customers and help them solve their problems.”

About JMA Wireless
JMA Wireless designs and builds next generation in-building and outdoor mobile wireless systems, delivering the industry’s most powerful technologies that enable LTE, 5G, and CBRS services on mobile operator networks worldwide. JMA’s XRAN leads the industry with the only 100% virtualized RAN platform, combined with its TEKO, NWAV and line of RF distribution technologies. JMA is a U.S. based company with manufacturing, R&D, and sales operations in over 20 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit or follow JMA Wireless on Twitter @JMAwireless.

PHAZR is the leading innovator of mmWave, mid-band, and virtualized radio network (vRAN) 5G technology. Our products uniquely integrate 5G vRAN functionality in the 5G antenna system, delivering the only intelligent edge system to enable low latency 5G services connected directly to emerging 5G Core networks. All of PHAZR’s RAN products, including RABACK, STRAN, and IOTA use the patented Quadplexâ technology, which pairs millimeter wave spectrum for downlink with sub-6GHz spectrum for the uplink to uniquely enable high-performance, cost-effective, and power-efficient 5G systems. PHAZR a U.S. based company headquartered in Allen, Texas.

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