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JMA Wireless acquires PHAZR for expanded 5G capabilities

Alyssa Clementi

JMA Wireless, which provides mobile wireless connectivity solutions, has acquired PHAZR, a  provider of virtualized radio network (vRAN) 5G technology. With the addition of PHAZR’s 5G solution capabilities, JMA Wireless has become “the first American company with complete LTE and 5G technologies that address the full range of spectrum, from 600MHz to 47GHz”. PHAZR also brings the added advantage of being the first 5G solutions provider with FCC and CR certification for 5G millimeter wave radios.

Through the acquisition, JMA Wireless has become the first radio and wireless entity to monitor both standalone and nonstandalone systems for inbuilding, larger and outdoor venues with 5G and LTE capabilities. Merging JMA Wireless and PHAZR also expands the customer base that can be sustained across a wider range of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, all while aiming to support the FCC’s 5G FAST Plan. JMA Wireless will also become an immediate 5G radio access network challenger.

“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 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 JMA Wireless CEO, John Mezzalingua. “Further, we’re doubling down on U.S. based innovation with all 5G development being driven domestically.”

Since being founded, PHAZR has focused solely on the development and advancement of 5G solutions, making 5G products flexible, convenient, and durable for both indoor and outdoor settings. With 80 per cent of all wireless communications coming from extremely dense environments or inside buildings, PHAZR sought 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.” PHAZR was able to produce 5G RAN technology that could be packaged roughly at the same size of a laptop, and could be hung on utility wires, leading to a decrease in unnecessary spending and deployment delays. This 5G technology can be seen in RAN products, including RABACK, STRAN, and IOTA.

“Using a clean-sheet approach and listening to customers is how we got to the product set we have today,” said Farooq Khan, chief executive officer 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.”