Private 5G ‘reaches 1 Gbps in port trials,’ says Blu Wireless

The company said it was demonstrating a private 5G wireless connection to the maritime sector, for container ports.

Mark Barrett, Commercial Director of Blu Wireless, said: “These multiple trials have demonstrated how millimeter wave communications can be used to show proof of concept for complex maritime use cases, or indeed any use case. of outdoor space, and the results are a significant step forward for the industry.

The company said trials achieved speeds of 1Gbps at a distance of 1km, but averaged less – 410Mbps – on what it called “real-world deployments” and distances up to 4km.

Barrett said, “We have a proven product solution that is flexible, easy to deploy, compatible with other networks such as fiber, and can solve capacity and reliability issues in the maritime industry.

The trials took place using ship-to-shore communications in Singapore and France in January 2022, Blu Wireless said.

The company said private 5G will pave the way “for the future integration of intelligent, autonomous systems into these environments, allowing businesses to scale their operations and deliver the best possible service.”

The technology can also be used for ship-to-ship data exchange while at sea, the company said, as well as perimeter surveillance using a private network.

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