At the G20, a trio shows out 5G millimeter-wave backhaul 2023

The device, which combines Sivers millimeter-wave semiconductor and antenna module solutions with WiSig Networks’ modem and software stack on the Intel Agilex FPGA, was well received by G20 representatives at the Hyderabad digital economy event.

The WiSig-Sivers-Intel 5G standalone millimeter-wave integrated backhaul product, first shown at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, was demonstrated at IIT-Hyderabad for G20 nations attending the Second Meeting of the G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) in Hyderabad. Sivers’ millimeter-wave chip and antenna modules are used with WiSig Networks’ modem and software stack on the Intel Agilex FPGA.

Some African and Asian governments are planning experimental programs to demonstrate the technology as an alternative to optical fiber networks.

India will pilot the technology. Officials stated government will handle international coordination.

“Most G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) delegates are enthusiastic. “It emphasizes the importance of providing broadband services in rural areas as a means of enabling billions of people around the world to access information, education, tele-healthcare, entertainment, digital services, job and entrepreneurial opportunities, and to uplift their lives,” says WiSig Networks founder Dr. Kiran Kuchi.

This shows that rural broadband should empower people and limit migration to cities, not only be a commercial concern. This also illustrates the benefits of 5G millimeter wave backhaul technology, which I believe can cut the cost of establishing and maintaining fiber in rural and hard-to-access locations while still offering high-quality internet services.”

“We are pleased to be a part of this groundbreaking collaboration with WiSig Networks and Sivers Semiconductors, showcasing the potential of 5G millimeter-wave backhaul technology,” says Intel Vice President of Network Business Division Mike Fitton. We enable WiSig’s modem and software stack using Intel’s Agilex FPGA, facilitating the deployment of cost-effective and high-performance broadband systems.

“Last year when we started working with Intel and WiSig, we were excited to see a new large potential for our technology in India. “Our joint technology is truly global,” says Anders Storm, Group CEO, Sivers Semiconductors.

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