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Airspan Buys Mimosa to Add More Next-Gen Wireless Chops

Magic Box small cell maker Airspan buys fixed wireless vendor Mimosa.

Dan Jones

November 22, 2018

1 Min Read
Airspan Buys Mimosa to Add More Next-Gen Wireless Chops

Small cell maker Airspan Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRN) has acquired fixed wireless startup Mimosa for an undisclosed sum to add more next-generation chops to its mobile portfolio, the company announced Wednesday.

Airspan Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRN) is largely known as the producer of Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S)'s "Magic Box" small cell. The small cell is known for being able to connect with a Sprint cellsite over a 2.5GHz or 1900MHz connection. (See Sprint's Next Trick? They Call It a 'Magic Box' and Sprint's 'Magic' Small Cell Takes to the Air.)

Airspan's acquisition of Mimosa adds fixed wireless gigabit capabilities to its arsenal. Mimosa is already selling its multi-megabit offering to C-Spire, which is using the technology to offer what it is marketing as a '5G' service. (See C-Spire Claims to Be First in the US With 5G and Mimosa Pitches Its 5G Fixed Wireless Solution.)

C-Spire is using sub-6GHz frequencies for its service: The Mimosa technology enables downstream speeds of up to 120 Mbit/s.

Airspan says it will expand its offerings into 5G and Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS) 3.5GHz LTE.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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