Phazr

Phazr is a prerevenue startup targeting carriers, cable companies and over-the-top players as customers.
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Website: phazr.net

When was the company founded? February 2016

How many full-time employees? 22

How much funding has it raised? $5.3 million

What is the business and business model? Phazr says it offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of production-ready 5G millimeter wave E2E systems for the licensed bands in the 24-40 GHz frequency range. Phazr is a pre-revenue startup targeting carriers, cable companies and over-the-top players as customers.

What is the company’s differentiator? While most companies are trying to do millimeter wave in the downlink and the uplink, Phazr figured out how to use millimeter wave for the downlink and sub-6 GHz for the uplink, eliminating the need for a power-hungry transmitter in 5G devices, thus reducing cost and power consumption.

The company’s patent-pending Quadplex and Hyperdense beamforming technologies uniquely enable high-performance, cost-effective and power-efficient 5G systems. Quadplex pairs high-band 24-40 GHz licensed millimeter wave spectrum for downlink with sub-6 GHz spectrum for the uplink.

Large swaths of high-band spectrum in conjunction with Hyperdense beamforming provide almost infinite capacity in the downlink for data-intensive applications including 4K and VR streaming. Each 5G cell equipped with Hyperdense beamforming fires up to 36 beams in elevation and azimuth using 1,152 millimeter wave and 324 sub-6 GHz antennas to deliver nearly 100 Gbps capacity within 200-700 meters of non-line-of-sight coverage.

What’s next? Phazr will move into Gigabit/s 5G fixed wireless access with early deployments with the carriers in the U.S. later this year, then plans to expand into 5G mobile infrastructure and software globally. In the longer term, the company says it plans to leverage technology via IP licensing.

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