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Anokiwave Inc. Joins 3GPP to Promote a Global 5G System Architecture Standard

Anokiwave Inc. continues to expand its leadership position in the 5G market by becoming a guest member of 3GPP.

San Diego CA, 11 October, 2016:  Anokiwave, Inc., an innovative company providing highly integrated IC solutions for mmW markets and active antenna based solutions, today announced it has joined the 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) as a guest member. Anokiwave’s membership in 3GPP will continue to advance our leadership position in the mmW 5G market as future specifications and standards are developed for 5G.

3GPP unites seven telecommunications standard development organizations and provides their members with a stable environment to produce the Reports and Specifications that define 3GPP technologies. The 3GPP scope includes managing the evolving standards for 5G. The 3GPP Technical Specifications Group has recently agreed on a detailed workplan for its first release of 5G specifications (Release 15) which includes a decision point in December, 2016 in which 3GPP will plan system architecture features that will be included in the Release 15 in 2018. As a guest member, Anokiwave will be able to significantly contribute to the architecture discussions as one of the first companies to have introduced mmW 5G ICs in the marketplace. 3GPP anticipates the full phase 1 5G deployments will commence in 2020.

Anokiwave has released the world’s first Ka-band silicon quad core IC for 5G active antenna systems which is widely adopted by the 5G industry. Anokiwave’s patent-pending IP blocks implemented in silicon technology enable low-cost hybrid beam forming for multi-antenna arrays with high energy efficiency, low latency beam steeringTM, and low system sensitivity.

“Our low-latency ICs and our roadmap that shows customers our commitment to continue to innovate ICs and systems solutions for the 5G market has established Anokiwave as the mmW 5G IC market leader,” states Robert Donahue, Anokiwave CEO. “Anokiwave is in a unique position, working with 5G market drivers to establish system specifications that I believe we will ultimately see in the 3GPP Release 15.”

About Anokiwave:
Anokiwave is a cutting edge provider of highly integrated IC solutions that enable emerging mm-Wave markets and active antenna based solutions. Anokiwave’s creative system architectures and optimal selection of semiconductor technologies solve the toughest engineering problems.

Anokiwave is based in San Diego, CA and operates design centers in Phoenix, AZ and Boston, MA. Additional information can be found at www.anokiwave.com.

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Amy D. Frailey
amy.frailey@anokiwave.com

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