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Verizon deploys SureCall, FRTek’s network repeaters

Carrier looks to bring 5G mobility, Home and Business Internet to more people with the additional service.

Verizon recently announced that its wireless customers will soon see more 5G Ultra Wideband coverage, now that it will be using signal repeaters from SureCall and FRTek. The company’s solutions are expected to provide additional 5G Ultra Wideband coverage for the carriers’ 5G mobility, 5G Home and 5G Business Internet customers.

“Since initially launching 5G service more than two years ago, we have more than doubled coverage in many of our initial mmWave markets by adding significantly more small cells,” Adam Koeppe, Verizon Senior Vice President of Planning and Technology said in a statement. “Now, by deploying signal repeaters to bolster the existing network’s performance, we will continue to extend the service of our 5G Ultra Wideband network in a cost-effective, fast and efficient way, extending service to even more customers. It’s a great addition to our robust network design.”

How SureCall and FRTek’s solutions work

Network repeaters take signals from nearby cell sites, amplify the signal and resend them to previously underserved areas. Repeaters are especially beneficial in dense, urban areas that have a lot of buildings, whether they are apartments, offices or college dormitories. When Verizon puts SureCall and FRTek’s repeaters to work, it can increase its 5G network footprint.

SureCall developed the Horizon, a patent-pending 5G mmWave signal booster. This solution is ideal for Verizon as mmWave is expected to be a key part in its 5G wireless network. The Horizon is designed to complement base stations as part of a network buildout.

“We have carefully engineered and thoroughly tested the SureCall Horizon 5G mmWave network signal booster to expand 5G coverage and help Verizon deliver next-generation speeds very cost effectively,” SureCall CEO and founder Hongtao Zhan said in a statement. “In addition, although SureCall’s network booster is the most powerful providing the largest coverage footprint according to FCC test results, it is also so power efficient it has the capability to run on solar with no connection to the power grid. We’re happy to receive Verizon’s production order and look forward to delivering our high performance booster.”

Additionally, FRTek’s PrimAer repeater technology lets Verizon direct 5G mmWave service remotely. The carrier will use FRTek software to so and change configurations to provide enhanced wireless coverage on demand. FRTek’s PrimAer technology can provide in-building and outdoor coverage, as well as daisy chain remotes.

“FRTek is thrilled that Verizon has chosen PrimAer as part of the Verizon 5G strategy,” company CEO Milla Woo said in a statement. “We look forward to being part of Verizon’s solution to bring 5G to North America!”

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hat teaming up with FRTek and SureCall means for Verizon customers

With Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network, remote workers and students experience high-speed wireless broadband Internet. With 5G mobility, customers will be able to enjoy fast wireless speeds, up to 4 Gbps in some areas, so they can download and stream movies and TV shows in seconds. They can also take part in remote videoconferences and collaborate in real time.

Meanwhile, 5G Business Internet customers currently rely on a high-powered fixed 5G receiver to access reliable, broadband speeds. SureCall and FRTek’s repeaters will provide Verizon’s mobility, home and business customers with extended network coverage.

Joe Dyton can be reached at joed@fifthgenmedia.com.

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