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Pivotal Commware Achieves Gigabit+ Fixed 5G Wireless Link

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Pivotal Commware's Echo 5G™ Beamformer Allows Consumers and
Enterprises to Enjoy Gigabit Speeds by Overcoming Fixed 5G's Biggest
Obstacle – In-Building Penetration

Pivotal Commware, inventor of Holographic Beam Forming™ (HBF),
successfully demonstrated 1.3 Gbps of throughput in live 5G field trials
at 28 GHz. In this field trial, the Echo 5G™ beamforming repeater
overcame the biggest obstacle to fixed 5G wireless access at millimeter
waves – in-building penetration. The Echo 5G enabled Gigabit+
connectivity to an indoor subscriber after penetrating double-paned
glass at a 45-degree angle from a base station at a distance equivalent
to 1,640 feet away.

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This outdoor-to-indoor demonstration was uniquely important because it
addresses both technical and economic challenges associated with fixed
5G service at millimeter wave frequencies. Due to the physics of high
frequency radio waves, achieving meaningful link distances and
throughput requires beamforming technology on the subscriber side to
intercept and amplify the signal into the home. Pivotal Commware
achieves these requirements by embedding HBF into its glass-attached
Echo 5G unit that customers can install by themselves – no external
wiring or drilling through walls. The low-profile and lightweight Echo
5G then boosts the signal through the customer's window at any angle,
both to and from the base station.

"By greatly improving building penetration and facilitating
self-install, Pivotal's Echo 5G improves the economics of 5G fixed
wireless by allowing carriers to deliver superior service to more
subscribers at less cost," said Brian Deutsch, CEO at Pivotal.

Self-installation, oblique penetration angles and long distances from
the base station all help carriers to close the business case for
delivering fixed 5G service.

"Holographic Beam Forming uses the lowest cost, size, weight and power
consumption envelope available," he continued. "Only the Echo 5G,
because of HBF, provides a superior solution that subscribers and
wireless carriers are looking for. Now wireless carriers can compete for
over $100 billion in new revenue by serving broadband to homes and
businesses. Pivotal's Echo 5G clears the biggest obstacle to seizing
that opportunity."

The 28 GHz demonstration using 4 x 100 MHz channels was performed in a
Kirkland, Washington, neighborhood with the Echo 5G affixed to the
double-pane window side of a simulated home. The Echo 5G was positioned
at a 45-degree angle from a 5G base station located at the equivalent
distance of 1,640 feet away. When the Echo 5G was turned off, downlink
and uplink failed to connect. When the Echo 5G was turned on, throughput
reached 1.3 Gbps.

Pivotal Commware is the creator of HBF, a disruptive and game-changing
new technology that expands the capacity and spectral efficiency of 4G
and 5G networks to address the rapid growth in wireless data
consumption. HBF enables software-defined antennas to increase spectrum
efficiency by focusing radio signals where they are needed most, like
spotlights in a theater. Further, HBF provides the lowest cost, size,
weight and power consumption (C-SWaP) over legacy technologies such as
phased array and MIMO.

About Pivotal Commware, Inc.

Pivotal
Commware
 develops communications platforms, systems and applications
based on Holographic Beam Forming™. HBF antenna technology enables
network operators to increase network speed, capacity and spectral
efficiency using offer the lowest cost, size, weight and power
consumption (C-SWaP) envelope available. The company is privately held
and headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.

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