C Spire, Phazr Launch 5G Millimeter Wave Service in Mississippi

C Spire, Phazr Launch 5G Millimeter Wave Service in Mississippi Image Credit: C Spire

C Spire launched the first 5G millimeter wave fixed wireless service last month in Mississippi using 28 GHz equipment from the company’s partner and 5G millimeter wave innovator, Phazr, a JMA Wireless company.

The companies are developing affordable 5G millimeter wave solutions using 5G client devices and base stations to extend the Mississippi company’s extensive 8,700 route miles of fiber infrastructure across its network, much of it at the edge of many neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties.

Results have been successful with residents connected to the service enjoying download speeds of up to 750 Megabits per second (Mbps), upload speeds of up to 600 Mbps with latency as low as 8 milliseconds, according to C Spire President Stephen Bye.

C Spire, a Mississippi-based technology and telecommunications services company, operates the nation’s 7th largest wireless communications unit and is one of the nation’s leading broadband and cloud service providers. 

Farooq Khan, President of the Phazr unit, JMA Wireless
5G RAN technology is the engine behind C Spire’s fixed wireless deployment and provides them with a new, flexible option that can be offered across any part of their footprint, including the many hard to reach, less accessible areas.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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