Cohere is recognized for the potential of its groundbreaking OTFS technology
SANTA CLARA, Calif., – October 24, 2016 – Cohere Technologies (cohere-technologies.com) today announced that it has been chosen as one of the top 15 wireless industry start-up companies for 2016 by FierceWireless in its annual “Fierce 15” list of start-ups with the potential of becoming a major industry player. Cohere was one of hundreds of companies evaluated this year and was selected for this honor by the editors of FierceWireless based on the potential of the company’s revolutionary wireless modulation technology, OTFS™, to be a major advance in the development of 5G wireless services.
“Being selected by FierceWireless as one of its Fierce 15 top wireless industry start-ups is a tremendous recognition of Cohere and of the potential of our OTFS technology to dramatically improve wireless performance and make the promise of 5G a reality,” said Shlomo Rakib, CEO of Cohere. “Meeting the goal of widespread 5G deployments beginning in 2020 requires the wireless industry to overcome a variety of daunting technical challenges that existing technologies cannot fully address. Quite simply, new technologies like our OTFS are needed if 5G is to fulfill its promise of vastly higher capacity, throughput, mobility and ubiquitous coverage.”
OTFS, which stands for Orthogonal Time, Frequency and Space, is a new paradigm in wireless modulation that addresses the critical capacity constraints and coverage issues that carriers face. This next-generation wireless modulation scheme is uniquely able to overcome the challenges inherent in high-speed wireless connectivity and MIMO – primarily signal fading and signal reflection – ensuring excellent signal reception throughout coverage areas while maximizing throughput.
The same advantage that make OTFS an ideal solution for 5G can also dramatically improve performance in backhaul and fixed wireless access applications. Additionally, OTFS can also complement and enhance OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) and other legacy modulation schemes, enabling significantly greater capacity, throughput and coverage.
Several major wireless operators are currently in various states of testing OTFS and additional technical trials with other operators are also planned. OTFS is also being evaluated by the 3GPP for inclusion in forthcoming 5G wireless standards and has been publicly supported by AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and Telstra.
Being one of 2016’s elite Fierce15 is just the latest accolade for Cohere. Earlier this year the company was named a “Hot Tech Innovator and Company to Watch” by the industry analyst firm ABI Research. Cohere was also named to the “GSV Pioneer 250” list of companies poised to become the next generation of game-changing businesses – for the second consecutive year – by Global Silicon Valley, a merchant bank focused on technology ventures.
The members of this year’s Fierce 15 were selected primarily on their potential to become major players in the global wireless industry, though companies had to first meet certain requirements in order to be considered. To qualify for consideration, the companies must be privately held, well-funded, emerging and either based in the U.S. or conduct a significant amount of business here.
About Cohere Technologies
Cohere Technologies is solving the fundamental technical challenges of wireless communications to dramatically increase performance, reliability and coverage with its Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space (OTFS) technology. OTFS is a new modulation scheme that perfectly captures the wireless channel, delivering substantially increased coverage and spectral efficiency over existing solutions, allowing operators to significantly reduce cost. Combined with traditional modulation schemes, OTFS extends the benefits of its new two-dimensional modulation to existing platforms to enable the future of 5G mobility. Cohere plans to productize OTFS for backhaul, fixed wireless access and 5G.
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OTFS is a trademark of Cohere Technologies. All other trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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