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CBNL named as finalist in its sixth major award of 2016

02 November 2016

CBNL named as finalist in its sixth major award of 2016

- CBNL’s innovative licensed point-to-multipoint solution is named a finalist in the Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition for transformational use of millimeter wave

CBNL has announced today that is has been selected as a two-time finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, a carrier-reviewed awards program from the publisher of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable.

CBNL was recognized in the categories of “Spectrum Efficiency” and “Backhaul” for its VectaStar® PMP last-mile technology, which offers transformational possibilities for millimeter wave.

By doubling the capacity of VectaStar and developing a highly efficient spectrum reuse technique, CBNL has created a vastly more attractive business case to unlock the capacity of millimeter wave.

This has enabled carriers across the US to deliver improved broadband to over 22,000 homes and businesses, whilst creating an evolutionary path to 5G fixed wireless.

Finalists’ applications were reviewed by an exclusive panel of executives from major carriers including Verizon, TeliaSonera, Comcast, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: effectiveness, ease of use/ ROI, true innovation and end-user impact.

Chief Executive Officer at CBNL, said:

“To be recognized by the Fierce Innovation Awards is a major accolade and represents VectaStar’s ground-breaking business case.

"VectaStar offers 14.4Gbps per hub site and total cost of ownership savings of up to 50 percent compared to point-to-point.

"This is supported by VectaStar’s dynamic µ-TDMA which, by intelligently reusing spectrum, can offer 4.4Gbps enterprise grade sellable capacity from just two 50MHz channel pairs, and serve over 1,400 residential subscribers from a single hub.”

“This combination of high frequency and more efficient technology is vital to improve services for end-users and offers an evolutionary path to multi-gigabit capacities.

"With the FCC and major carriers adopting millimeter wave 5G strategies, VectaStar is set to accelerate improved connectivity to many thousands more people.”

This success builds on a year where CBNL have already won the Competitive Carriers Association’s prestigious Innovation Award, been named a finalist in the Global Telecoms Awards and made the shortlist in two categories in the Global Carrier Awards.

As the market leader in PMP microwave and millimeter wave, CBNL serve customers in 47 countries for fixed wireless, backhaul and smart city connectivity, including seven of the world’s top ten largest mobile operators.

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