Wytec courting cable ops with 5G MVNO services

Dec. 23, 2019
Wytec is ramping up to bring 5G mobile wireless services to cable operators. Wytec owns patented small cell technology for delivering 5G fixed and mobile wireless services ...

Wytec is ramping up to bring 5G mobile wireless services to cable operators. Wytec owns patented small cell technology for delivering 5G fixed and mobile wireless services.

"Our 5G mobile services, offered through a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement, will include a three-option plan designed for cable operators to 'compete on par' with U.S. mobile carriers," said William Gray, CEO of Wytec.

Since the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Wytec its small cell patent known as the Light-Pole Node (LPN-16) on Sept 15, 2017, Wytec has been testing its features, designed to support a "neutral host" dense wireless network, utilizing utility poles as its distribution access, a feature intended to complement cable operators' existing utility pole access. In conjunction with its LPN-16 technology, Wytec's MVNO solution includes carrier roaming agreements allowing cable subscribers access to a worldwide mobile network.

Wytec is nearing completion of a multi-test trial in the central business district of Columbus, OH, in preparation of securing its first MVNO agreement to prospective cable operators in early March of 2020.

Robert Merola, Wytec's president and chief technology officer, said: "Our initial network deployment originates from one of the top 10 tier 1 providers in the U.S. and will expand accordingly in support of multiple MVNO cable operators throughout the U.S. We are excited to provide 5G services to the cable industry."

Wytec has been funding its LPN-16 R&D through private Regulation D 506c PPM Offerings to accredited investors and subsequently filed an SEC S-1 registration in preparation for listing its shares on a public market.

Wytec is a facilities-based wireless operator located in San Antonio, TX, with wireless networks in San Antonio; Columbus, OH; and Denver.        

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