JMA Wireless, a next-generation communication systems builder, recently confirmed unique industry support for two crucial indoor deployment spectrum bands for New T-Mobile and DISH. The company’s TEKO platform supports the full range of available 2.5GHz mid band for New T-Mobile and AWS-4, the deployment band available for DISH.
What this means for CRE
JMA is making it possible for CRE owners with large multi-carrier spaces to serve all current and future bands from every wireless carrier. The company’s TEKO platform has offered the industry’s highest total bandwidth and broadest set of carrier bands—including the anticipated spectrum needs across 4G and future 5G—since 2017. JMA has delivered systems for more than 400 large venues with these extended band capabilities, which create a “plug and play” option. The New T-Mobile and DISH will now be able to leverage their spectrum assets as fast as possible.
The problem the TEKO platform solves
The 2.5 GHz band is large, which causes problems for bandwidth-sensitive platforms because many of them have single band limitations of 80MHz. The problem left users with an undesirable decision—support less than half of the available average bandwidth of New T-Mobile’s 2.5GHz or pay for an expensive upgrade. Even if the single band limitation issue was solved, the same platforms will still face the total system bandwidth limitations of 320MHz. That means additional system upgrades would still need to be made.
The JMA TEKO platform does not have bandwidth limitations however. It supports the most spectrum rich 2.5GHz license areas, some of which offer almost 200MHz of bandwidth. The platform also supports AWS-4, DISH’s available deployment band. Since DISH is a new wireless carrier, it’s critical it has high network deployment speed and vast coverage—especially in areas that support large concentrations of potential customers. Areas like stadiums and arenas are usually the most complex when it comes to access and upgrade timing, so any short-term path to access provides instant value.