The University of Utah installed its first permanent 64x64 Massive MIMO base station as part of the ongoing National Science Foundation (NSF) Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) project.

Utah’s Platform for Open Wireless Data-Drived Experimental Research (POWDER) project will allow researchers to experiment with full-scale next-generation wireless systems using commercial-grade 5G infrastructure like Skylark’s Faros base station.

Using Skylark’s proprietary software-defined radio systems, designed and manufactured in Houston, TX, the University of Utah’s wireless and computer systems researchers aim to build remote experimental frameworks around the open, agile 5G Massive MIMO base station in order to enable researchers across the world to test their own physical layer innovations.

The result of years of wireless research and system development, the Faros unit installed on Utah’s campus was customized, manufactured, and delivered by Skylark Wireless to specifically operate on the radio spectrum available in Salt Lake City.

To see how the agile and adaptable Faros platform can be used to achieve your 5G prototyping or next permanent network deployment, contact us.