In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article, “The U.S. Is Back in the 5G Game,” JMA Wireless was cited as a key U.S. player in 5G technology. The piece includes a quote from JMA’s senior vice President of communications and external affairs, Bill Plummer, on the dynamic and thriving competitive environment in wireless.
The story also touches on the importance of open radio access networks (O-RANs). As JMA CEO John Mezzalingua put it in his recent Congressional testimony, O-RAN is a revolutionary advancement that is already helping to unleash innovation and “bring U.S. leadership back to a communications industry that we originally created and led.” JMA is a leader in advancing O-RAN, with notable success at the 2nd Annual Global O-RAN Plugfest and a recently announced partnership with Italy’s TIM to deploy O-RAN in Faenza, a city of around 60,000 people.
Key excerpts of the article follow, with access to the full piece here.
“The U.S. government has upended the $35 billion-a-year cellular-equipment industry, ushering in a new era of competition and giving U.S. companies a shot at re-entering a sector they vacated years ago.”
“’It’s got a Wild West feel to it,’ says Bill Plummer, a former Nokia and Huawei executive now working at JMA Wireless, a Syracuse, New York, 5G company. ‘We haven’t seen this since probably the eve of the dot-com bust—this dynamic and thriving competitive environment in wireless.’”
“American officials further say the new competitive landscape is crucial to U.S. efforts to counter China’s influence in developing 5G technology, the next generation of wireless technology that will serve as the building blocks for all sorts of future technologies — whether in robot-run factories, heart-rate monitors or any number of industries and products.”
Source: JMA Wireless