Zinwave announced the availability of a system architecture that supports indoor 5G networks and Open-RAN capability at MWC19 Barcelona last week, which will require minimal deployment time regardless of which spectrum (low, mid or millimeter wave) is used.
O-RAN, short for Open Radio Access Network, is a developing open source technology that has the potential to allow building owners to use any operator-approved radio base stations to bring connectivity indoors. Thus, O-RAN will allow end users to source a full end-to-end solution from a single party.
Solving for the base station is the final piece of Zinwave’s DAS, which provides all components and support necessary for indoor wireless connectivity. The overall system is highly hardware efficient due to its ability to provide full spectrum support on a single layer.
Zinwave’s all fiber, all-active at the edge DAS solution provides seamless integration of mid-spectrum in the 3.5 GHz to 6 GHz and millimeter wave ranges in which the end users bear the cost and disruption of cabling infrastructure only once.