FRTek provides the most flexible 5G smart repeaters in the industry

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MWC Barcelona – FRTek, a leading provider of wireless solutions, amplifiers and advanced repeater technologies for the mobile communications industry, today announced that it has entered into an equipment manufacturer partnership Original (OEM) with Movandi supplying semiconductors and antenna modules for FRTek PrimAer smart repeaters in the 24/26 GHz (n258), 28 GHz (n257/n261) and 39 GHz (n260) frequency bands . FRTek PrimAer smart repeaters with patented fiber cascading capabilities are being deployed today with leading global 5G service providers, including Verizon, to deliver unprecedented 5G mmWave coverage.

FRTek’s 28 GHz PrimAer Smart Repeater was recently used at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit, November 30-December 2, 2021 at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel in West Hawaii. Qualcomm released its Snapdragon® 8 GEN 1 Mobile Platform and showcased the industry’s first 8K HDR live video streaming using Snapdragon 8 powered reference smartphones during a video call that took place between the Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm, Cristiano Amon in Hawaii, and the technical director of Verizon, Kyle Malady, in New Jersey. Click here to see the demonstration.

“The FRTek PrimAer 5G mmWave family of smart repeaters is the most innovative on the market with patented fiber cascading capabilities that allow service providers unparalleled deployment versatility for residential and business fixed wireless access and expand outdoor and indoor reach and coverage,” said Milla Woo. , CEO and President of FRTek US, LLC. “It is only with Movandi’s feature and performance innovation in mmWave 5G RF silicon technology solutions that we have been able to deliver the FRTek PrimAer family. We are excited to enable service providers to bring the 5G vision to life for their customers.”

The widespread deployment of FRTek PrimAer repeaters will extend 5G mmWave coverage to a wider range of customers who need reliable high-speed Internet access and 5G mobile service wherever they are. FRTek PrimAer repeaters are designed to amplify 5G mmWave signals derived from nearby base stations and retransmit them to underserved areas. High-density areas, indoors or outdoors, especially those with multi-story buildings, stadiums and commercial environments, will benefit from increased deployment of FRTek repeaters.

“Our collaboration with FRTek and their expertise in designing and manufacturing smart repeaters for 5G mmWave helps us ensure that we are able to meet the high performance requirements of our joint customers,” said Maryam Rofougaran, CEO and founder of Movandi. . “We are committed to driving innovation and helping mobile network operators scale 5G deployments cost-effectively by delivering unmatched core semiconductor technology to ODMs and OEMs.”

The new FRTek PrimAer smart repeater portfolio is field proven and now supports all global markets and licensed frequency bands. FRTek PrimAer repeaters use phased array modules including Movandi beamformers, up/down converters, PLL synthesizers, phased array antennas, algorithms and software to bring the high-bandwidth, low-latency 5G vision to life.

FRTek’s PrimAer smart repeaters are 3GPP compliant and offer industry-leading capabilities that reduce service provider deployment costs and time, while improving range and coverage for outdoor, indoor, and outdoor-to-indoor applications. such as urban densification, fixed wireless access, site/campus coverage, indoor office and residence coverage, and private networking. Highlights include:

  • Patented fiber optic connectivity and cascading allow up to four smart repeaters to be daisy-chained up to 600 meters apart, providing deployment flexibility. See the video for more details.

  • Cascading capability allows one donor unit to support multiple fiber or over-the-air (OTA) connected server units, improving deployment flexibility and allowing mmWave to be steered around obstacles.

  • Movandi BeamXR software-defined beam networking (SDBN) enables remotely programmed beamforming and steering, enabling continuous coverage optimization and reduced operating expenses.

  • Donor units automatically find the best server, decode SSB, sync TDD, and support 38 dBm per bias at 64 QAM with 45 degree azimuth and 45 degree elevation scan angles.

  • Single server units can support multiple beam patterns, from spot beams to wide beams, depending on coverage objectives with 38 dBm per polarization at 64 QAM and programmable angle coverage of 30 degrees azimuth and 15 degrees elevation

  • Internal LTE modem enables remote operations and maintenance

Independent studies conducted by Mobile Experts LLC, an industry-leading analytics firm, have shown that smart repeaters can cut millimeter wave deployment costs and time in half, solving the dual capital cost deployment problem. and time to market. Click here for the white paper.

About FRTek

Founded in 2000, FRTek (Fiber Radio Technologies) is a leading provider of wireless solutions and amplifiers with a strong track record in providing advanced repeater technology to the mobile communications industry. Based in South Korea, FRTek is a global company with manufacturing facilities in South Korea and offices in Japan and the United States. FRTek’s wireless solutions include Distributed Antenna System (DAS) repeaters, Interference Cancellation System (ICS) repeaters and RF repeaters for 5G mmWave, WCDMA and LTE networks. FRTek has developed and tested radio units for ORAN. In addition, FRTek is also actively engaged in wireless projects for the government sector. Learn more at or follow us on Linkedin.

About Movandi

Movandi is a 5G and beyond RF semiconductor technology company enabling a hyperconnected world, wide adoption of 5G and AI applications across many industries. Movandi has substantial intellectual property with 90 patents filed and 60 patents issued in 5G RF semiconductors, algorithms and software. Our engineering innovation and craftsmanship optimizes 5G RF chipset performance, size and power efficiency, as well as dynamic beamforming and beam steering using smart algorithms and software with cloud AI and ML. Founded in 2016 by former globally recognized Broadcom RF and SoC pioneers, Movandi’s leadership team includes executives from Cisco, MediaTek, Qualcomm and Samsung. BeamXR smart repeater semiconductor modules powered by Movandi solve the tough technical and economic challenges of 5G by accelerating range extension, improving coverage and breaking through physical barriers in indoor, outdoor and mobile environments, and accelerating the large-scale commercialization of 5G by significantly reducing service provider capital investment and operating expenses. For more information, visit or follow us on Linkedin or Twitter.

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