Cost of Entry for Wireless Broadband Providers Can be Reduced up to Fifty Fold Using New Technology

Published: Thu Jun 23 2005

xGTM Technology, LLC recently completed successful trials of its patented xMax™ technology which offers service providers a cost-effective choice for provisioning fixed wireless broadband. xMax is a novel modulation and encoding technology that allows the deployment of broadband services using lower frequency bands. The lower the frequency, the farther a wireless signal can travel thus offering far greater geographic coverage than data transmitted within the higher frequency bands. Another advantage of the lower frequencies is reduced ‘line of sight’ problems because the signals are able to penetrate buildings and other obstacles

The improved signal range can lead to up to dramatic cost saving compared to technologies such as WiMax, as currently proposed. These savings are made possible through the reduction in the number of base stations required to cover a given geographic area. For example, it would take only four base stations to cover all of metropolitan London with indoor desktop service using lower frequencies made possible by xMax, but 160 base stations using the higher frequencies now proposed for WiMax. Depending on the application, cost savings can be even greater—up to a fifty-fold increase in some cases. Companies now in the early stages of deploying WiMax can integrate xMax into their planning to realize remarkable infrastructure savings.

Further cost savings are delivered to potential service providers because their end customers need not install expensive and exterior mounted receiver equipment. Consumers are able to install simple plug-and-play receiver equipment themselves with minimum technical support.

xMax technology is already making waves within the engineering community.
Dr. Stuart Schwartz, Princeton University engineering professor and IEEE Fellow: "xG technology can deliver broadband speeds with a remarkably efficient use of the radio spectrum. It is a technology that has the potential for a major impact on the area of wireless communications."

xMax allows data to be sent at unusually low power levels that operate far below the point of impacting other systems, essentially allowing it to share spectrum with existing users. This ability to "reuse" spectrum is a benefit being actively promoted by government and industry seeking to accommodate greater and greater demands for spectrum.

Rick Mooers, executive chairman of xG Technology: "Our initial focus will be to offer an alternative technology within the fixed wireless market before turning our attention to the fourth generation (4G) wireless market, where the constraints of range, interference, spectrum allocation and throughput have not yet been overcome."

Ramifications of xMax are enormous. xMax allows Metropolitan Area Networks to deliver, from only a few towers, wireless service to users across an entire city. With line-of-sight no longer an issue, broadband for the user becomes portable, from home to car to office to pocket. xMax stands to improve the performance and profitability of not only broadband wireless networks, but can also boost data capacity of any system that uses RF transmissions such as DSL and coaxial cable networks.

xMax can work over existing network mediums to deliver improved signal capacity which will have massive implications for the telecoms and broadcast industry. xMax offers improved Quality of Service (QoS) and, it is estimated, can extend the reach of DSL providers by up to 22,000 meters increasing the commercial opportunity for voice, video and data services into residential and business markets. Improved data capacities will also improve delivery of emerging services such as high definition TV (HDTV), video on demand, Internet Protocol television (IPTV) and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

xG Technology, LLC was founded in 2002 by Joseph A. Bobier and Mooers Branton & Company, a merchant bank. The company was formed to commercialise its groundbreaking xMax technology that has been under development for several years. The core development of xMax is complete and xG Technology is now focused on product development for commercial deployment.

xG Technology has a European office based out of Stockholm, Sweden that is headed by Mats Wennberg. Wennberg was previously the London-based Vice President of Microsoft for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa responsible for various sales operations such as MSN, Mobility and Embedded Systems.

Wennberg: "Our intention is to license the xMax technology across a number of key sectors beginning with the fixed Wireless sector. We believe we have created an exciting opportunity for emerging and entrepreneurial broadband service providers who have previously been unable to afford the high cost barriers involved in developing the infrastructure required to develop a wireless capability."


Note to Editors:
Bobier, Mooers, and Wennberg are available for interviews about xMax technology, the recent field trials and the company’s commercial plans for the future.

About xG Technology:
Pioneering innovation in telecommunications research, xG Technology has developed xMax – a groundbreaking radio frequency (RF) modulation and encoding technology that enables faster, farther, and cheaper communications. xMax takes high-speed communications "beyond broadband" and is suitable for both wireline and wireless networks. Privately held, xG Technology is based in Sarasota, Florida (USA). For additional background, please visit

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