The LPN-16 is a patented small cell neutral-host device to be installed on utility poles for cellular coverage throughout an entire city.
Its architecture was designed to support multiple carriers, cable operators, and public safety features each transmitting simultaneously from one LPN-16 device. This allows citywide coverage for each carrier while providing multiple carrier choices to the existing community population. Additionally, Wytec asserts that when properly deployed, will break down the digital divide and provide substantial network cost savings to all carrier participants utilizing Wytec’s small cell citywide network.
Wytec has invested more than five years advancing its intellectual property related to fixed and mobile wireless distribution. In September of 2017, Wytec was awarded a “utility” patent on its LPN-16 Small Cell technology from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) clearing a path for the development of 5G deployments in Columbus, Ohio and San Antonio, Texas.
In June of 2019, the FCC awarded an “experimental use” license to Wytec for the testing of the newly issued Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum operating in the 3.5 GHz frequency band. Wytec is currently under a technical trial testing the CBRS spectrum and will be integrating the CBRS radio and Wi-Fi 6 within the Company’s LPN-16 Small Cell to complete its technical trials. During this trial, Wytec completed a VoLTE call over CBRS, which may be the first of its kind.