Mimosa Networks, a start-up based in Campbell, California, unveiled its B5 Backhaul radio with coordinated Massive MIMO technology and Mimosa Cloud Services (MCS), featuring advanced network-wide planning and analytics. The company cited a number of innovations:
- Advanced Colocation -- the B5 radio makes the most of available spectrum. Using both GPS and GLONASS to maximize satellite sync through precision timing as well as sophisticated RF isolation techniques, the B5 radio offers maximum spectrum re-use for colocated devices.
- Spectrum Multiplication -- leverages coordinated Massive MIMO technology, allowing colocated radios to deliver 16 MIMO streams, and 4 Gbps of throughput, all while sharing the same channel.
- Auto Everything -- the first radio to offer real-time spectrum analysis without service interruption. The B5 radio automatically optimizes bandwidth, frequency and power use based on historical and real-time data allowing the radio to immediately adapt to any environmental change.
- Dual Link -- actively load balances across two non-contiguous channels to provide unprecedented resiliency against interference.
- Mimosa Cloud Services -- a cloud-based planning and analytics tool set for wireless service providers. Enhanced with Google Maps mapping service, Mimosa's network design features allow operators to visually plan and design links while viewing their entire network in one location. Additional topology and obstruction information as well as environmental ITU-based data provide deeper understanding of how a link might operate in real-life.
The B5 Backhaul radio is available for order in two versions an antenna-integrated 5 GHz backhaul radio (B5); and a connectorized radio-only version (B5c). The B5 (List Price: $899 for B5, $839 for B5c) will begin shipping to customers in Fall 2014.
"Wireless networks have been historically limited in the ability to deploy fiber speeds economically and on a global scale," said Brian Hinman, CEO of Mimosa. "Mimosa's mission is to create an
- Mimosa is headed by Brian Hinman, who previously was the CEO and founder of 2Wire, Polycom and PictureTel.