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Our word on the Budget – £160m for 5G

Yesterday, the chancellor laid out the priorities for spending in the UK over the coming years. We’re particularly interested in the half a billion pounds (660 million USD) that has been dedicated to new technology investments, with over a third (£160 million) of this directed at the trialing of 5G networks in the UK.

Added to this is £2.3 billion for R&D, a tax cut to 12 per cent for R&D£35 million to improve mobile connectivity on trains (answering criticism from Lord Adonis’s recent report), £1.7 billion for transport infrastructure in cities and the Chancellor’s statement […]

November 23, 2017|5G, Blogs, Company, millimetre wave|

Blu Wireless Technology joins the millimetre wave working group as part of the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP)

Image: Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP)


We continue our commitment to advancing 60 GHz wireless networking solutions

Today we’re delighted to announce we have joined the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP) as part of the recently established mmWave working group, tasked with advancing networking solutions that use the 60 GHz frequency band and addressing challenges in the wireless backhaul domain. TIP is the engineering focused initiative co-chaired by Facebook and Deutsche Telekom, intended to bring together expertise from pioneering technology companies that will help transform traditional telecom ecosystems by deploying new technologies and agile architectures.

Our involvement in […]

Mind the gap – a bridge to 5G

Last week we attended Broadband World Forum in Berlin with our partners Sivers IMA where we showcased a live demonstration of fixed wireless access at 60GHz. This in turn sparked a lot of interesting conversations…we’ve compiled a snapshot of the questions that were top of mind for some well-known tier 1 players at the show:

  1. What’s the maximum line of sight transmission range? – Up to 500m
  2. For this distance, what is the maximum throughput? – Using a lower order modulation such as QPSK, up to 2Gbps
  3. What’s the frequency bandwidth […]

Broadband World Forum Berlin – 24-26 October, Berlin


Come and see how we are cracking the last mile…today.

We’re excited to be showcasing our multi-gigabit fixed wireless access solution at the Broadband World Forum in Berlin with our partners Sivers IMA.  It’s the perfect showcase for our HYDRA IP multi-gigabit wireless modem technology – licensed to the IDT  RapidWave™ dual modem and featuring the 60 GHz beamsteering RFIC from Sivers IMA. This combination of cutting edge technology delivers system performance and power efficiency that enables commercial solutions for mmWave applications such as small cell backhaul, fixed wireless broadband access and multiple emerging 5G applications.

What’s more, […]

October 19, 2017|5G, Blogs, multi-Gbit fixed wireless access|

Calculus Capital invests in Blu Wireless Technology

We’re delighted to confirm our most recent funding from Calculus Capital, a leading EIS and VCT investor. This follows an investment from ARM earlier this year. Please read the press release from Calculus Capital below and see coverage on our news in The Telegraph.

Calculus Capital, a leading EIS and VCT investor, is to invest £2.4 million as cornerstone investor in a £6.6 million institutional and private investment round into Blu Wireless Technology (“BWT”), a firm that is leading the way in bringing ultra-fast millimetre Wave (mmWave) wireless technology into homes and businesses through the roll-out of Wi-Gig® and 5G […]

June 26, 2017|5G, Company, millimetre wave, Press releases|

Blu Wireless at Small Cells World Summit 2017

Blu Wireless Technology will be at SCWS World from 22nd-25th May at the Intercontinental O2 Hotel in London.

We’ll be hosting a technical seminar on the latest developments in baseband and millimetre wave technology for small cell, back haul and 5G applications.  The seminar will also feature presentations from:

  • IDT Inc – on its RWM6050 dual gigabit modem based on our Blu Wireless HYDRA technology
  • SiversIMA – on the latest millimetre wave RF transceivers for operation in the 60 GHz band.
  • ARM Ltd – on 5G infrastructure processing architectures including ‘Mobile Edge Computing’.

There’ll […]

May 17, 2017|5G, Backhaul, Company, millimetre wave|

The Brooklyn 5G Summit – April 19-21, NYC

This year the fourth Nokia and NYU WIRELESS 5G summit takes place in the research center at NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, New York. The theme is “How close is 5G to commercial reality?” looking at overall 5G end-to-end system design across the entire spectrum range, 5G regulatory aspects and 5G pre-commercial systems.  We’ve been invited to present in a special showcase for 5G in the evolving Internet of Things (IoT) space, and our CMO Mark Barrett will talk on “Gigabit Baseband Modem Technology for 5G millimetre wave applications” on April 21st in the afternoon.

For more information please contact andrea.barnard@publitek.com


April 18, 2017|5G, Blogs, millimetre wave|

Blu Wireless Technology secures backing from ARM


Blu Wireless Technology secures backing from ARM

Strategic corporate partnership will target 5G Mobile Edge Computing and other high performance networking infrastructure applications

Bristol, UK, February 22, 2017 – Blu Wireless Technology Ltd, the leading supplier of semiconductor and system IP for millimetre wave (mmWave) and high bandwidth wireless communications markets, has received a significant investment from ARM and other strategic and private investors. This will allow the companies’ mutual customers to deploy high performance mmWave and software defined networks (SDN) demanded for the cost-effective deployment of the forthcoming 5G standard.

10Gbps-class mmWave modems based on the Blu Wireless HYDRA baseband technology are […]

February 22, 2017|Company, millimetre wave, Press releases, WiGig|

WiGig® in smartphones – our favourite pre-MWC rumours and what will drive WiGig growth in 2017

MWC is the second big event of the tech year, with pretty much every mobile firm (bar Apple, of course) heading to Barcelona to show off their latest handsets.

Rumours, which often turn out to be very accurate given CES is just 8 weeks before it, are already circulating for many of the handset manufacturers. This includes the behemoths of Sony and Samsung … to the phoenix from the flames brands of Nokia and Blackberry, which have major launches scheduled at the show.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, Google’s Pixel and WiGig certification

Before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s worth looking at news from […]

February 21, 2017|Blogs, WiGig|

WiGig®everywhere at CES 2017

CES was a key event for WiGig, here are our top 5 highlights:

CES was probably our busiest ever this year, with WiGig featuring prominently at the show and

systems running it making it into the highlight pieces of many of the major consumer tech news


While time was limited I did manage to get a quick walk round and check out some of the best

systems in development and on display. Here are, for me, the shows WiGig highlights:

1) TPCast WiGig peripheral for the HTC Vive

It’s not surprising to see VR in the top spot, this was one of the hottest technologies of […]

January 17, 2017|Blogs, VR, WiGig|