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Small cells are becoming increasingly important in the wireless space as widespread demand for bandwidth continues to be driven by smart phones, tablets, laptops, ultra books and other multimedia devices. Small cells, which consist of compact wireless base stations connected to small wireless backhaul systems, will be deployed as part of 4G networks across the globe to provide performance and capacity uplift to help ease network congestion and the backhaul bottleneck created by this rapidly growing bandwidth need.
"Compact size, affordability and bandwidth delivery are the ingredients that network service providers and mobile carriers are looking for," said E-Band CEO Sam Smookler. "E-Band's track record of delivering over 5,000 millimeter-wave 80 GHz wireless terminals with outstanding proven network reliability positions us well for addressing the burgeoning 4G/LTE market along with its small cells."
Smookler added that the new funding will help boost E-Band's global lead in the small cell wireless space. "We are delighted to add a new strategic investor from the telecom community into our investor family," he said.
E-Band Communications Corporation designs and manufactures the highest performance multi-gigabit capacity wireless backhaul systems based on 70->80 GHz Millimeter-wave technology. E-Band's exclusive field of use license from a major defense contractor enabled the company to develop the industry's most advanced proprietary MMIC's (Monolithic Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits) and led to E-Band's cost and performance leadership position.