Exploring licensed spectrum for mission critical in-building wireless
CHARLOTTE, N.C. & COVINGTON, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#5G—Airwavz
Solutions, Inc., a provider of in-building wireless infrastructure,
Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT), today announced that they have agreed
upon rights to offer Band 53 for in-building wireless services. Airwavz
received rights to lease Globalstar’s Band 53 under the agreement.
Globalstar will seek to further develop the spectrum and supporting
ecosystem for in-building services and for mission critical applications.
While today’s network topologies, such as DAS, D-RAN, Wi-Fi and
fiber-optic networks, support current in-building services, new
technologies need to be developed to address the expected explosion of
IoT devices and the millions of connections needed for smart-building
applications. Globalstar’s Band 53, which received 3rd
Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) approval in December 2018, is well
suited to meet future in-building wireless connectivity demands.
“Massive IoT, Private LTE Networks, Smart Buildings, and Property
Technology (PropTech) are only a handful of the use cases that will
require advanced wireless infrastructure,” said Mark Horinko, president,
Airwavz. “The potential to offer our commercial real estate clients
robust wireless services, based on both licensed Band 53 and
quasi-licensed Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is driving us to
innovate and breakthrough current business models and technological
barriers. Until now, this option really did not exist.”
Globalstar’s terrestrial Band 53 holds physical, regulatory and
ecosystem qualities that distinguish it from other 5G spectrum
allocations. With favorable propagation characteristics including low
interference, high capacity and nationwide availability, Band 53 is
ideal to support next generation in-building services as the commercial
real estate industry undergoes a technological transformation.
“With FCC authorization, 3GPP approval of Band 53 and the growing
support of the ecosystem, Globalstar is primed to offer terrestrial
spectrum to enable high capacity indoor and outdoor applications,” said
Jay Monroe, Executive Chairman, Globalstar. “We are working closely with
Airwavz to deliver the next wave of innovative wireless services.”
Airwavz Solutions and Globalstar will begin pilot programs in the
commercial real estate sector in Q3 2019.
Airwavz Solutions is a telecommunications infrastructure company serving
both the commercial real estate industry and the major wireless carriers
by providing innovative in-building wireless solutions. Airwavz designs,
installs, owns and operates wireless infrastructure inside commercial
office and hospitality buildings in dense metropolitan areas, ensuring
building tenants and guests receive exceptional cellular service while
also ensuring wireless carriers can improve coverage and increase
capacity throughout their networks. To learn more visit www.airwavz.com.
Globalstar is a leading provider of customizable Satellite IoT Solutions
for customers around the world in industries such as oil and gas,
transportation, emergency management, government, maritime and outdoor
recreation. A pioneer of mobile satellite voice and data services,
Globalstar allows businesses to streamline operations by connecting
people to their devices, supplying personal safety and communication,
and automating data to more easily monitor and manage mobile assets via
the Globalstar Satellite Network. The Company’s Commercial IoT product
portfolio includes the industry-acclaimed SmartOne asset tracking
products, Simplex satellite transmitters, and the SPOT® product line of
personal safety, asset and communication devices, all supported on SPOT
My Globalstar, a robust cloud-based back office solution. Completing the
satellite product suite are Duplex satellite data modems, the innovative
Sat-Fi2 satellite Wi-Fi hotspot, with all product solutions offering a
variety of data service plans. Learn more at Globalstar.com.
Marcy O’Leary, Globalstar, Inc.