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Shentel MIMO Trial Yields Up to 5x Wireless Bandwidth Boost Joan Engebretson February 19, 2017

A new technology known as massive MIMO has the potential to help urban and rural wireless carriers substantially improve the performance of current mobile infrastructure through an antenna change.

In a recent Shentel MIMO trial in Woodstock, Va, the regional wireless carrier saw massive MIMO technology yield bandwidth gains of up to 20 times for video traffic and up to five times for traffic overall without increasing power requirements, according to Blue Danube Systems, the massive MIMO developer whose technology was used in the trials. AT&T is an investor in Blue Danube Systems and also participated in a similar trial in St. Paul, Minn. Read More

AT&T, ShenTel trial FDD massive MIMO Kelly Hill February 16, 2017

AT&T and Shenandoah Telecommunications are both testing FDD massive multiple input-multiple output systems from Blue Danube Systems.

Blue Danube CEO Mark Pinto said that the tests represent the first commercial trials of FDD massive MIMO and that the two sites supported more than 10 terabytes of data over a three-month period. Read More

Blue Danube completes ‘industry-first’ massive MIMO trials Colin Gibbs

Blue Danube Systems said it has completed the first commercial trials of its massive MIMO technology in licensed FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) LTE spectrum with AT&T and Shentel.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company—which was recognized as a member of the 2016 Fierce 15—said the tests were performed using an antenna “for advanced 3D beamforming,” which is designed to focus signal energy as needed. Carriers can use the technology to better serve high-demand areas, the company said, minimizing interference problems. Read More

LTE with “massive MIMO” shows 5x throughput Peter Clarke

Blue Danube (Santa Clara, Calif.) is on a mission to boost the capacity of LTE wireless communications by the use of beam forming to support more sectors around a basestation. This could, in theory, provide much greater spectrum re-use and capacity, without going to higher frequencies and higher complexity of 5G communications. The trials have demonstrated a 20X increase in dynamic throughput for enhanced video user experience the company said. Read More

Blue Danube Reveals FDD Massive MIMO Trials with AT&T, Shentel Diana Goovaerts

Mobile wireless access solutions company Blue Danube on Thursday revealed it has been running commercial trials of its new massive MIMO system on licensed frequency division duplex (FDD) LTE spectrum in collaboration with AT&T and Sprint subsidiary Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel).

Blue Danube claimed the trials mark the first commercial test of an FDD Massive MIMO system for deployment in current LTE networks. Read More

AT&T, Shentel Test Blue Danube MIMO

SANTA CLARA, Calif.– Blue Danube Systems, a provider of mobile wireless access solutions, 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

Earl Lum, President at EJL Wireless Research

“The demand for Massive MIMO solutions continues to increase as industry gears towards delivering 4G advancements and 5G. Mobile carriers are looking for innovative and cost-effective ways to improve network capacity and Blue Danube’s BeamCraft™ 500 is the first product designed to provide operators a low friction upgrade at existing sites targeting lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for high-capacity. The compact form factor for a 160W system with no fans and use of existing Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) to the Base Station/eNodeB makes the solution very attractive. Results from first commercial trials are very promising and validate efficiency and simplicity of the system.”

– Earl Lum, President at EJL Wireless Research

Joe Madden, Founder & Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts

“Massive MIMO opens up a new way to boost capacity in mobile telecom, by using the spatial dimension and multiple antennas to create multiple paths that re-use spectrum more effectively. Instead of waiting for 5G, mobile operators are upgrading thousands of TD-LTE base stations with Massive MIMO this year. It’s an exciting development which, as it gains momentum, may be able to leap into the FDD market as well. Blue Danube’s recent FDD field trial results using simple modules are very promising, and represent a big step toward cost-effective FDD and 5G solutions.”

– Joe Madden, Founder and Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts

Fierce 15 2016: Blue Danube Systems increasing capacity to meet data consumption Colin Gibbs October 14, 2016

 

Company: Blue Danube Systems
Where it’s based: Santa Clara, California
When it was founded: 2013
Website: http://bluedanube.com/

Why it’s Fierce: Blue Danube’s proprietary technology combines hardware and software to help carriers maximize spectral efficiency and enable an increase in capacity of as much as tenfold.

The 10-year-old startup plans to perform two live network trials to showcase the 3D beamforming technology at the heart of its business. But the core concept behind the technology emerged as two key Blue Danube executives were working on a very different project.  Read More

EE Times Silicon 60: 2016’s Emerging Companies to Watch- Version 17.1 of Silicon 60 Peter Clark September 20, 2016

It has been a year since EE Times produced a version16.1 of the Silicon 60. Over that time while the global economic situation can — at best — be said to have stabilized the semiconductor and electronics industries are on the edge of “great expectations.”

There seems no doubt that the Internet of Things will have a revolutionary impact on how people can live their lives, but exactly how that will manifest itself in terms of components, software, platforms, legal and business models, is not yet clear nor is the next big thing.   Read More

Brooklyn 5G Summit April 19, 2017 — April 22, 2017

Nokia and the NYU WIRELESS research center are jointly organizing the fourth Brooklyn 5G Summit in Brooklyn, NY to be held on April 19-21, 2017.  The 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit brings together mobile industry R&D leaders in business, government, and academia to explore the future of 5G wireless.  Join Blue Danube on April 21 for a presentation on 3D beamforming technologies.  Dr. Mihai Banu will be covering “HDAAS:  An Efficient Massive MIMO Technology ” at 2:30pm.

 

IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference March 19, 2017 — March 22, 2017

Blue Danube is one of the Startup City Winners:
Most Innovative Cellular and Enterprise System Company:  Blue Danube

Join Blue Danube in San Francisco at the 2017 IEEE WCNC –  the world premier wireless event that brings together industry professionals, academics, and individuals from government agencies and other institutions to exchange information and ideas on the advancement of wireless communications and networking technology.  Come see us in Startup  City or contact info@bluedanube.com to schedule a time to meet with us.

Mobile World Congress 2017 February 27, 2017 — March 2, 2017

Please join Blue Danube in Barcelona from February 27 through March 2 for Mobile World Congress 2017, the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry. Come see us in Hall 2 at hospitality stand 2L1 or contact info@bluedanube.com to schedule a time to meet with us.

Blue Danube Selects MaxLinear Clock Jitter Cleaner Product for Massive MIMO Wireless Systems

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

Blue Danube Systems Announces Industry’s First FDD LTE Massive MIMO Commercial Trials with Shentel and AT&T

Demonstrates 20X increase in dynamic throughput for enhanced video user experience

Santa Clara, Calif. – February 16, 2017Blue 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

Blue Danube Systems Announces Appointment of Senior Technology Executive to Board of Directors

Santa Clara, Calif. – January 18, 2017Blue 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

Blue Danube Systems Named to Top Start-Up Lists in Both the Semiconductor and Wireless Industries

Recognized by FierceWireless and EE Times for contributions  as both an innovative chip and systems developer

Santa Clara, Calif. – October 24, 2016Blue 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

Blue Danube Systems Launches First Commercial Product Using High Definition Active Antenna Systems™ Technology

1H16 field trials with BeamCraft™ 500 to validate substantial capacity improvements in existing 4G networks

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – February 17, 2016 – Blue Danube Systems, a provider of cost­-effective wireless access solutions that significantly increase mobile network capacity and enhance quality of service, today announced the launch of its first commercial product, BeamCraft™ 500, using the company’s proprietary High Definition Active Antenna Systems™ (HDAAS™) technology. Read More

Blue Danube Systems to Outline New Approach to Increasing Wireless Capacities

Blue Danube has developed High Definition Active Antenna Systems™ technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2015 – 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 that it will present an approach to increasing LTE capacities called High Definition Active Antenna Systems™ (HDAAS™), at the International Wireless Industry Consortium workshop, “Radio Access Networks – Active Antenna Evolution,” on September 17 in Warsaw, Poland. Read More

Blue Danube Systems Raises $16 Million 
in Series B Funding

Includes a strategic investment from AT&T to accelerate deployment

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 12, 2015 – 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 that it closed $16 million in Series B funding. Previous investor Sequoia Capital and new investor Northgate participated in the round, which also includes a strategic investment by AT&T that will help accelerate early product testing and deployment. To date, Blue Danube has raised a total of $23.7 million in equity financing. Read More