LPN-16 Small Cell

LPN-16 Small Cell

 

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 and private LTE deployments in 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.

Multiple Carriers - Each carrier needs separate poles/radios

Multiple Carriers - Each carrier needs separate poles/radios

LPN-16 - Neutral host allows for fewer poles/radios

LPN-16 - Neutral host allows for fewer poles/radios

Wytec LPN-16 vs. Other 5G Deployment Models

Today’s industry news indicates that multiple carriers are testing 5G deployments with the use of small cells and other technology components. The primary difference between Wytec’s small cell architecture and that of the carriers’ current small cell trials is Wytec’s “universal citywide neutral host” deployment approach, which allows for multiple carriers to transmit from one unit (LPN-16). Other carriers offer a “surgical” deployment approach, allowing for only one carrier to transmit from each unit. Due to Wytec’s multiple carrier approach, carriers and cable operators can realize substantial savings in transmission cost. Wytec is currently under trials with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio for these trials and the certification of the LPN-16.