By Monica Alleven
It’s still relatively early in the new year, and some would say it’s still early for 5G, but ExteNet Systems, a private developer of distributed networks in the U.S., is as busy as ever.
“It’s early, but it’s not like we’re sitting and waiting on it. It’s happening right now. The race is on,” said Tormod Larsen, vice president and chief technology officer at ExteNet. “We’re really busy with a lot of 5G work right now.”
One might say ExteNet is in the thick of it—it works with all four of the big U.S. wireless carriers as well as smaller WISPs scattered across the country. It’s talking about participating in some very large small cell deployments—as in the thousands and thousands.