The CCS team is attending INCA’s 10th anniversary conference #TheRoadAhead in Manchester today and tomorrow. We're looking forward to meeting with new and existing CCS customers, and to participating in the discussions on the UK Gigabit connectivity targets and how Digital Infrastructure Growth can be accelerated. We're really excited to hear about the ambitious second wave of independent operators, and the emerging novel approaches to delivering new services - including the role of Fixed Wireless in 60GHz, which is already delivering Gigabit connectivity to UK homes and enterprises.Read article
CCS will be attending INCA’s 10th anniversary Conference - #TheRoadAhead - at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel in central Manchester from 16th - 17th October. Our team will be there to meet with leaders from the digital infrastructure sector, policy makers, investors, and vendors.Read article
CCS will be showcasing our mmWave access and backhaul solutions on the ADTRAN stand at Broadband World Forum 2019 in RAI, Amsterdam from 15th - 17th October.Read article
Personalised, immersive, integrative experiences require much more data than traditional audio/video and are more complex to deliver than linear broadcasts. 5G technology is a key enabler for such experiences as it offers high bandwidth, low latency and edge computing.
We were delighted to have been recognised by TM Forum, together with our 5G Smart Tourism project partners, for our innovative collaboration demonstrating how 5G technology and virtual and augmented reality can work together to create immersive Smart Tourism services.Read article
The 5G-Enabled Smart Tourism consortium showcase ground-breaking Augmented Reality technology at IBC2019Published on September 13th 2019 in News
Delegates at IBC2019 in Amsterdam this September (13th-17th) will have the opportunity to experience a live demonstration of the augmented reality (AR) application developed by BBC R&D and Aardman Animations, running over a simulated 5G network delivered by the University of Bristol Smart Internet Lab, CCS and Zeetta Networks. The ground-breaking Smart Tourism project formed part of the UK Government’s Phase 1 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, and was recently featured in Computer Weekly.Read article
CCS will be highlighting the role of our Metnet 60GHz mmWave solution in delivering 5G-enabled Smart Tourism from 13th - 17th September at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam - the world's most influential media, entertainment and technology show.Read article
CCS will be highlighting the role of our Metnet 60GHz mmWave solution in delivering 5G-enabled Smart Tourism from 13th - 17th September at IBC 2019 - the world's most influential media, entertainment and technology show. Together with our 5G Smart Tourism project partners University of Bristol, Zeetta Networks and BBC R&D, we will be showcasing the team's immersive "5G-enabled Tourism Experience" in the Media and Telecoms Catalyst Zone in Hall 9.Read article
CCS will be attending the TIP Summit 2019 in Amsterdam from November 13th - 14th. The theme for the event is "Together We Build", and the programme will feature influential keynotes, panel discussions and workshops from all corners of the TIP ecosystem. Thought leaders from across the industry will be discussing the Telecom Infra Project's collaborative approach toward disaggregated networks, and deliving deep into topics including OpenRAN, Open Box Microwave and mmWave networks.Read article
CCS's Metnet 60GHz FWA solution is bridging the full-fibre gap.
Professor William Webb, CEO of standards body Weightless SIG, has written an excellent opinion piece exploring how the availability of 60GHz spectrum is strengthening the case for FWA as a cheaper and faster alternative to full fibre.Read article
West of England Combined Authority is taking part in DCMS’s 5G Testbeds and Trials programme, exploring applications for tourism and entertainment. We find out how it is applying its learnings to life in Bristol and Bath.
The European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations Electronic Communications Committee (CEPT ECC), has opened up the 60 GHz mmWave unlicensed band for Gigabit Fixed Wireless Access in Europe to pave the way for ubiquitous deployment of unlicensed 60 GHz technology. Based on the announcement, Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) a developer of backhaul solutions for the 60 GHz band has introduced its EU approved Metnet 60G 12Gbps 60GHz mmWave backhaul and access system. CCS’s Metnet 60G solution adheres to the relevant harmonised standards under 2014/53/EU on RED (Radio Equipment Directive). This, together with the existing FCC radio type approval, enables Metnet 60G to be deployed across multiple countries where the use of unlicensed 60GHz is allowed.
CCS Welcomes Opening Up of 60GHz mmWave Unlicensed Band for Gigabit Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) in EuropePublished on July 10th 2019 in News
New CEPT ECC recommendations pave way for ubiquitous deployment of unlicensed 60GHz technology – including EU Type Approved CCS Metnet 60G mmWave SolutionRead article
Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) Limited welcomes the latest recommendations by The European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations Electronic Communications Committee (CEPT ECC), which open up the 60GHz mmWave unlicensed band for Gigabit Fixed Wireless Access in Europe and pave the way for ubiquitous deployment of unlicensed 60GHz technology – including CCS’s EU type approved Metnet 60G 12Gbps 60GHz mmWave backhaul and access system. CCS’s Metnet 60G solution adheres to the relevant harmonised standards under 2014/53/EU on RED (Radio Equipment Directive). This, together with the existing FCC radio type approval, enables Metnet 60G to be deployed across multiple countries where the use of unlicensed 60GHz is allowed.
CCS CTO Paul Morris recently presented at a Cambridge Wireless event, discussing the capabilities and target applications for 60GHz mmWave.Read article
UK5G has issued a 52-page special edition digital magazine covering the UK's cutting-edge 5G trials, available for download now. The magazine – which includes an introduction from Ian Smith, 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme Director at DCMS – covers the major innovations from the six 5G projects awarded by the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The report explores the successful deployment of our Metnet 60G unlicensed mmWave wireless solution and our pivotal role in the landmark 5G Smart Tourism project, led by West of England Combined Authority with University of Bristol to support smart tourism using augmented and virtual reality technology.
You can register to access and read the full magazine here.Read article
CCS joins University of Bristol and project partners to showcase 5G Smart Tourism innovation in NiceRead article
CCS will be demonstrating the innovative new services enabled by our Metnet 60GHz mmWave solution - alongside our 5G Smart Tourism project partners - at this year's TM Forum's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, France (14-16 May 2019).Read article
We are pleased to announce that CCS has become a member of INCA - the Independent Networks Cooperative Association - to help UK alternative network providers (altnets) deliver virtual fibre using Gigabit mmWave FWA.Read article
The FCC Spectrum Auction 102 (24GHz) began Mar 14, 2019 and provides an opportunity to acquire a nationwide spectrum for rollout of 5G services.
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CCS Metnet is providing neutral host microwave backhaul for a new ultra-fast, next-generation wireless network in London’s Square Mile – the world’s number one financial centre.
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CCS closes latest funding round with key investors, speeding next-generation access and backhaul product development and market growthRead article
CCS closes latest funding round with key investors, speeding next-generation access and backhaul product development and market growth
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Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) has closed its latest investment round to support development of its next-generation wireless access and backhaul product suite, including the Metnet 1200 mmWave platform in the licensed 24/26/28GHz bands, and the Metnet 60G product in the unlicensed 60GHz mmWave bands.
A number of homes in the rural Monmouthshire village of Llanddewi Rhydderch are for the first time benefiting from Gigabit broadband as part of an innovative UK Government backed 5G Pilot, delivered by Broadway Partners.Read article