The evolution of wide-area cellular networks has been a tug of war between connecting more users and providing more services on one side and managing costs on the other side. One of the most important factors on the side of users and services is the degrees of freedom of the network, i.e., the maximum simultaneous streams of information transmitted or received in the network. Cellular systems have witnessed a steady increase in the network degrees of freedom from spatial reuse, new allocation of spectrum, and the use of multiple antennas otherwise known as MIMO. The other side is cost effectiveness. To make the wide-area network economically viable, a critical hallmark of cellular architecture is the strategically centralized management of complexity. A macro cellular base station is designed to serve many users and thereby justifies the relatively high capital and operating costs. Small cells are another approach to increase the network degrees of freedom; however, their high operating expenses (e.g., backhaul, site acquisition/rent and equipment maintenance) remain an obstacle to wide market adoption.
2X capacity improvement achieved over entire coverage area, eliminating edge interference as a major barrier to large scale network adoption
SANTA CLARA, Calif. –February 22nd, 2018 – Blue Danube Systems, a provider of intelligent wireless access solutions that help mobile operators address the challenge of explosive data growth, today announced it has successfully expanded the commercial deployment of its massive MIMO solution to multiple clustered cell sites, demonstrating total capacity improvements for directly adjoining sectors on existing LTE networks using current smartphones.
Brings Unique Experience with FDD Network Deployments and Multi-Site RF Optimization
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 22, 2018 – Blue Danube Systems, a provider of intelligent wireless access solutions that help mobile operators address the challenge of explosive data growth, today announced that it has joined the xRAN Forum (www.xran.org). The xRAN Forum was formed by several leading global mobile operators to develop, standardize and promote an open alternative to the traditionally closed, hardware-based RAN (Radio Access Network) architecture.
Rohde & Schwarz QualiPoc Android platform enables comprehensive characterization of mobile data and video performance gains from Blue Danube’s BeamCraft™ 500 Massive MIMO system in multiple FDD LTE networks
Columbia, MD, February 22, 2018 – Rohde & Schwarz and Blue Danube Systems announced today that the Rohde & Schwarz QualiPoc smartphone-based mobile network optimization platform was recently used to characterize performance at multiple commercial LTE deployments of Blue Danube’s BeamCraft 500 advanced massive MIMO system. Built on its High Definition Active Antenna System (HDAAS™) technology, BeamCraft products dramatically improve data capacity of existing LTE networks by dynamically directing radio frequency (RF) beams where mobile traffic is highest and enhancing user experience on today’s smartphones. Through the unique level of control of its 96 active antenna elements, the BeamCraft 500 provides ultra-sharp RF energy control, enabling unprecedented resolution of hotspots and optimization of cell edges.
Combines Massive MIMO mid-band and passive low band
MUNICH AND SANTA CLARA, Calif. –February 21, 2018 – RFS and Blue Danube have demonstrated the first Active Passive Antenna (APA) that combines a 96 element Hybrid Massive MIMO antenna for mid band frequencies (1700-2300 MHz) and a low band passive antenna for low band frequencies (600-900 MHz). Outdoor testing results confirm APA performance is uncompromised by the integration. Several variants have been tested, with gains over 23 dBi gain in the mid band active antenna and 17 dBi in the low band passive antenna. The first commercial system trial will begin in March. Read More
BeamCraft™ 600 enables 5G performance on today’s LTE networks and smartphones while minimizing deployment constraints and operational costs for mobile operators
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 8, 2018 – Blue Danube Systems, a provider of intelligent wireless access solutions that help mobile operators address the challenge of explosive data growth, today introduced its second-generation 5G-ready Massive MIMO system, the BeamCraft™ 600 series. An industry first, BeamCraft 600 supports simultaneous beamforming over multiple frequency bands and across multiple cellular standards, allowing operators to deliver increased capacity through a single compact system. Read More
The Company also expands executive team after recent Series-C round led by Silver Lake
SANTA CLARA, Calif. –September 11, 2017 – Blue Danube Systems, a provider of mobile wireless access solutions that significantly and cost-effectively increase network capacity and enhance quality of service, today announced the release of BeamPlanner™, a software platform used in conjunction with the company’s BeamCraft™ active antenna systems that enables wireless carriers to optimize RF patterns to improve cell capacity and coverage based on siting conditions and dynamic user distributions.Read More
MaxLinear’s new PM7531 provides ultra-low jitter clock that enhances system performance for BeamCraft™ product
BARCELONA – Feb. 27, 2017 – MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home and wired and wireless infrastructure markets, today announced that Blue Danube has selected its PM7531 as the high-accuracy clock in BeamCraft™, its next-generation massive MIMO product. Read More
Demonstrates 20X increase in dynamic throughput for enhanced video user experience
Santa Clara, Calif. – February 16, 2017 – Blue Danube Systems, a provider of mobile wireless access solutions that significantly and cost-effectively increase network capacity, today announced that it has completed first commercial trials of its Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system in licensed FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) LTE spectrum. These trials were conducted using Blue Danube’s BeamCraft™ 500 active antenna product for advanced 3D beamforming, which is capable of delivering a record 160W of transmit power for a Massive MIMO system. Based on its underlying High Definition Active Antenna System (HDAAS™) technology, the 96 element BeamCraft 500 can intelligently and seamlessly focus signal energy where it is needed, allowing wireless carriers to better serve high demand areas and minimize interference zones. Read More
Santa Clara, Calif. – January 18, 2017 – Blue Danube Systems, a provider of mobile wireless access solutions that significantly and cost-effectively increase network capacity, today announced that Nick Adamo has been named to the Blue Danube Systems Board of Directors. Adamo recently retired after serving 21 years at Cisco Systems where in his last role he was Senior Vice President of the Global Service Provider segment, a division responsible for $12 billion in annual sales to telecom operators worldwide.
Adamo brings a deep working knowledge of the networking industry’s business and technology architectures, along with experience from both Enterprise and Service Provider segments to his role on the Blue Danube board. He acted as the executive sponsor for some of Cisco’s top customers and partners, fostering strategic relationships, guiding business and technology discussions and identifying new opportunities for shared success. Read More
Recognized by FierceWireless and EE Times for contributions as both an innovative chip and systems developer
Santa Clara, Calif. – October 24, 2016 – Blue Danube Systems, a provider of mobile wireless access solutions that significantly and cost-effectively increase network capacity, today announced that it was named as both a FierceWireless Fierce 15 winner and an EE Times Silicon 60 Start-up to Watch for 2016.
The annual FierceWireless “Fierce 15” list designates the top privately-held wireless companies of the year. FierceWireless editors evaluated hundreds of organizations and found Blue Danube to be one of the most “fierce” startups in the wireless industry in 2016 with potential to reshape the wireless industry. Read More