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Blu Wireless Technology

Sector:
Technology Hardware & Equipment
Invested in:
Calculus EIS, Calculus VCT

Blu Wireless Technology is a firm that is leading the way in bringing ultra-fast mmWave wireless technology into homes and businesses through the roll-out of WiGig and 5G networks.

Blu Wireless technology already plays an important role in the creation and roll-out of the next generation of high-speed internet and wireless-enabled systems, ranging from virtual reality headsets and ultra-fast video streaming, through to 5G networks. The company is also set to help pave the way for the advent of so-called ‘smart’ cities, in which the real-time collection and analysis of data from urban assets and infrastructure is undertaken to better and more efficiently manage those resources.

Blu Wireless’ partnership with FirstGroup to deliver an end-to end 5G solution to significantly boost the quality of connectivity on trains, has advanced significantly during 2019. The new technology can process volumes of data 100 times greater than currently possible with 4G technology, meaning it will be much easier for customers to enjoy consistent and fast Wi-Fi connectivity on their journey. Early roll-out is expected on both the South West and West Coast franchises during 2020/21. In addition, there continues to be significant interest in the technology from other UK and overseas rail companies.

Rationale

Calculus Capital’s investment supplements the recent funding round that included ARM, the UK semiconductor IP company that was acquired in 2016 by SoftBank.  Blu Wireless, which has many of the world’s leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies among its customers, will use Calculus’s investment to further grow its software design and development team and recruit additional sales and marketing resource to help expand the company’s client base.

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Latest News

Blu Wireless showcase new 360° Tactical Vehicle Node

Blu Wireless have been showcasing their new 360° Tactical Vehicle Node, which enables scalable tactical connectivity between vehicles. In contrast to commercial networks, tactical 5G military networks necessitate systems which are standalone, secure, can be easily interfaced to existing tactical equipment and are resistant to single point of failure. Blu Wireless is a firm that … Continued

Blu Wireless accelerates growth with opening of new US business entity

Business expansion and appointment of local team will enable Blu Wireless to accelerate growth in the defence, public safety, and transport sectors, providing enhanced customer service in North America. Blu Wireless, the leader in 5G mmWave networking equipment, has today announced the expansion into the United States with the launch of Blu Wireless Technology Inc. … Continued

Blu Wireless wins new UK 5G Project

Blu Wireless, the leader in mmWave technology, announced it is part of the winning bid for the new Liverpool 5G Create project from the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS), a £7.2 million project. The 18-month programme will see Blu Wireless match-fund and play a significant role in delivering a robust, independent … Continued

Blu Wireless Liverpool 5G Testbed extended for a year with £1.48m in extra funding

The ground-breaking work for health and social care connectivity taking place at the Liverpool 5G testbed has been recognised by an  funding and a year-long extension to the project. The Testbed Consortium will now be able to continue deploying their technologies and extending the network for another year. Out of the £1.48M, the UK Department for Digital, … Continued

Blu Wireless featured in Sunday Times

“Commuters to enjoy 100 times faster wi-fi” The Times reported First Group, which runs the South Western Railway, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express and Hull Trains franchises, has just signed a deal with 5G start up Blu Wireless technology to introduce wireless reception far in advance of current standards. The enhanced connection will allow passengers … Continued