What is a radio?

In a private mobile network (PMN), a Radio Access Network (RAN) or radio transmits and receives information. The information can be voice, text, video, or audio. The radio transmits and receives this information as a radio frequency (RF) signal wirelessly from one location to another.

What does a
radio do?

A radio converts digital information from end-user devices such as cellular phones, computers, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices into an RF signal. The radio transmits the RF signal from node to node using a designated frequency. The radio, along with the antenna, connects the devices to a fiber or wireless backhaul connection. The backhaul connection connects the user to the core network.

What are the benefits of a radio access network?

A RAN network is flexible and cost-effective, requiring only an available frequency and an equipment location at each node. Installation, upgrades, and changes for network evolution in a RAN network are fast. Today, RAN networks are bringing connectivity to even the most remote locations.

Radio members

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Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. (NYSE American: MIMO) is a U.S.-based provider of groundbreaking, disruptive software and hardware for 5G networks, and a pioneer in end-to-end Open RAN solutions that provide interoperability with other vendors.

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BLiNQ Networks is a pioneer manufacturer of CBRS-ready fixed wireless hardware, building the technology to provide essential internet connectivity all over the world.