Movandi outlines four megatrends for 5G mmWave technology in 2023 and beyond

IRVINE, Calif.–()–Movandi, a leader in new 5G RF and millimeter wave (mmWave) technologies and software, today announced four key megatrends accelerating the deployment of 5G mmWave in the new year and beyond. See the video here.

2022 has been a pivotal year of technological innovation and transformation, despite the headwinds of macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges ranging from persistent supply chain constraints to persistent inflation and soaring energy costs caused in party by the war in Ukraine. Continuous advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), edge computing, robotics, Internet of Things, Web3 and blockchain technologies, virtual reality ( VR) and augmented reality (AR) and expanded 5G networks and services are among the promising highlights of a tumultuous year. 5G, in particular, is gaining momentum in the market and will accelerate in 2023 as wireless carriers expand network deployments to medium frequencies and increasingly to millimeter wave (mmWave).

With these technology megatrends in mind, Movandi expects 5G mmWave networks to be more widely deployed around the world this year. The surge in mmWave deployments will be driven in part by innovations such as Movandi’s cloud and AI-based mesh networking and smart repeater technologies, which eliminate the challenges of line-of-sight signal propagation.

“2023 will be a breakthrough year for 5G mmWave deployments in key markets around the world, delivering the high-speed, ultra-low-latency mobile networks end users need for high-speed access, new services and emerging applications such as VR/AR and merged reality experiences. said Maryam Rofougaran, CEO and co-founder of Movandi. “Supported by advances in smart repeater and small cell technologies, 5G mmWave networks will dramatically improve the performance and economics of global 5G mobile network operators.”

Here are the four megatrends that Movandi believes will shape the future of 5G:

  1. 5G has arrived, and when paired with mmWave technology, it will begin to transform multiple industries in 2023.

    We will see a major shift in the global market from valuing 5G networks and services to profitable monetization. Trials have consistently demonstrated that mmWave networks can deliver 5G performance, capacity and value to end users. Australia, Japan, India and other major new markets will come online in 2023. These markets present both economic challenges and huge opportunities to solve technical problems and unlock opportunities. 5G will not be a “one size fits all” market. Rather, 5G deployments will depend on unique areas of interest, such as fixed wireless access (FWA), indoor mobile use cases, outdoor mobile use cases, and network extensions. The maturity and flexibility of the growing hardware and software toolkit for system integrators, mobile network operators (MNOs), and fixed wireless networks will help make 5G mmWave deployment cost-effective and successful.
  2. AR/VR and merged reality technologies will begin to emerge and bring new emphasis to 5G networks for indoor applications.

    According to a ConsumerLab report published by Ericsson, 7 in 10 early adopters expect VR/AR technology to fundamentally change everyday life in six areas: media, education, work, social interaction, travel, and retail. When it comes to mobile VR/AR platforms, size matters. We will see the rapid evolution of smaller, lighter and more cost-effective systems for merged reality applications. For metaverse and merged reality to become mainstream, the enormous bandwidth potential of 5G mmWave technology is essential to provide much-needed mobility, enhance social experiences, and improve user convenience (e.g. eliminate headaches and stuns from current AR/VR systems). Advances in AR/VR technology, working in concert with high-speed mmWave networks, will play a key role in expanding mobile merged reality experiences and accelerating the transition of an information internet and things to an Internet of realities.
  3. Smart repeater innovation will result in faster and more cost-effective 5G mmWave deployment.

    Smart repeater technologies can dramatically reduce the complexity of mmWave network deployments while improving the end-user experience and dramatically reducing overall deployment costs. Repeaters will extend their usefulness beyond mmWave and begin to support mid frequencies. Propagation from outdoor to indoor environments is contested in the midband, and the widespread deployment of smart repeaters will help solve this challenge. For example, Movandi and Ubicquia recently announced a strategic partnership that will change the economics of deploying 5G networks with the world’s first mmWave streetlight repeaters. These unique smart streetlight repeaters install in minutes and are compatible with 360 million existing streetlights worldwide. Innovative solution accelerates mmWave deployments to extend 5G coverage and will help operators deliver fixed wireless access faster while reducing total cost of ownership by 80%, according to a Study by Mobile Experts, Inc..
  4. 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) will make significant progress in 2023.

    5G FWA platforms based on mmWave technology will gain traction in the US market as several US carriers seek further growth in fixed wireless, but have limited spectrum to serve their growing user base . At the same time, we will see growing enthusiasm for FWA as an effective way to deliver adequate broadband access to end users in countries where the existing infrastructure is not capable of supporting cost-effective deployment. In countries like India, they have a huge untapped market of users who reside in densely populated areas but lack more advanced services. 5G FWA holds great promise as a critical enabling technology that will help bridge the digital divide for people around the world, bringing affordable, high-speed broadband to traditionally underserved areas.

About Movandi

Movandi is a 5G and beyond RF semiconductor, systems and software technology company enabling a hyperconnected world, wide adoption of 5G and AI applications across many industries. Movandi is an innovator with 90 patents filed and 74 patents issued optimizing RF chipset performance, size and power efficiency, as well as dynamic beamforming and steering using smart algorithms, software and AI and ML cloud. Founded in 2016 by former globally recognized Broadcom RF and SoC pioneers. Smart repeaters powered by Movandi and technology solve the difficult technical and economic challenges of 5G by accelerating the deployment of 5G mmWave, extending range, improving coverage, breaking through physical barriers in indoor, outdoor and devices and accelerating the large-scale commercialization of 5G by significantly reducing capital investments and operating expenses. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Youtube.

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