Best Practices Criteria for World-Class Performance
Frost & Sullivan applies a rigorous analytical process to evaluate multiple nominees for each award category before determining the final award recipient. The process involves a detailed evaluation of best practices criteria across two dimensions for each nominated company. GXC excels in many of the criteria in the 5G private network space.
Mesh-based Private Network Solutions
As enterprises increase their utilization of wirelessly-enabled devices for business critical connectivity, they require robust and cost-effective network management solutions capable of supporting large device capacities, seamless connectivity, and a simplistic deployment process. To increase spectral efficiency and support the increase of network traffic, the Federal Communications Commission established the Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS). CBRS operates in the 3.5 GigaHertz radio band, enabling nationwide spectrum sharing and providing 150 MegaHertz of untapped capacity expansion, avoiding the complexities and limitations of unlicensed spectrum. The higher power limits and radio frequencies of CBRS enable extended range and reliability, providing ample opportunities for sophisticated enterprise deployments in both indoor and outdoor environments. More importantly, Frost & Sullivan believes CBRS provides an immediate “bridge to fifth-generation wireless (5G)” by enabling the efficient deployment of additional network capacity to support innovative wireless services and use cases at lower fixed costs.
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, GXC, Inc. (GXC) is a developer of innovative, meshbased end-to-end private 5G network solutions. The company utilizes CBRS spectrum to support end-toend private 5G cellular network connectivity solutions for enterprises. Its cloud-based GXC Onyx platform is quick to deploy and provides a single source for private network management and configuration of all hardware, policies, parameters, and settings, enabling a diverse range of innovative use cases across industry verticals.
Unmatched Scalability, Enhanced Capabilities
GXC leverages CBRS spectrum to provide enterprises with secure access to 5G private cellular connectivity and mitigates reliance on WiFi. Frost & Sullivan believes GXC’s unique, cellular mesh architecture is particularly well suited for industries such as defense, industrial and smart manufacturing, education (campuses), entertainment (sporting venues), healthcare (hospitals), agriculture, warehouse and logistics, and transportation (airports and marine terminals). The company’s clients leverage the GXC platform to enable a variety of innovative applications, including robotics, point-of-sale terminals, tablets, inventory scanners, and augmented-, virtual-, and mixed-reality. Frost & Sullivan’s research recognizes these industries as high-growth opportunities for 5G networking and anticipates GXC’s market share to grow significantly in the coming years.
GXC recognizes the complementary nature but also the limitations of WiFi networks, including limited coverage, interference, unsecured access, unpredictable latency, and limited device deployment. Thus, the company ensures its GXC Onyx platform addresses customers’ unmet needs as technologies advance and market demands evolve. GXC’s approach to deploying private cellular networks is based on its proprietary Simultaneous Self Interference Cancellation technology that enables a cellular mesh architecture that links each device’s access point (e.g., routers, laptops) to one another for seamless, enterprise-wide connectivity. The unique mesh architecture allows GXC to deploy private networks in a single frequency band, eliminating the need for costly fiber or cable connections. Moreover, the mesh orchestration software enables “multi-hopping,” which enhances cellular coverage and network capacity.
The comprehensive GXC Onyx platform includes a strong service and application stack, including a local core, Onyx services, Onyx edge orchestration, a policy/identity manager, network security suite, local data breakout, edge and cloud computing, and edge application server. Clients also have access to a local and cloud-hosted Onyx portal that provides centralized visibility for system administrators on a single pane of glass. The platform integrates seamlessly and is collocated with existing enterprise infrastructure. Collocations provide local compute, applications, and data access, giving clients complete data ownership. The Onyx Platform’s cloud core operates on a hybrid cloud infrastructure, providing access to the Onyx Portal, device manager, data orchestration services, spectrum allocation services, and network-on-chip interconnects. GXC’s Onyx platform is Third Generation Partnership Project compatible and connects fourth-generation Long Term Evolution and 5G new radio end-devices.
Positioned for GrowthIn September 2021, GXC announced it raised $20 million in a Series B funding round, which it plans to use to advance product development and the commercial launch of its next-generation private network. The commercial launch will bring network security, agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency to enterprises and enable them to optimize their wireless network communication. With over five years of research and development, successful proofs of concepts, and early customer deployments, GXC recently announced its first commercial product launch in July 2022. Today, GXC’s technology is primarily used by warehouses, agriculture, and the manufacturing and industrial sectors. Additionally, the company is seeing an increase in private network utilization by sports and other venues. The company currently coordinates sales through direct sales and plans to expand to value-added distributors as it scales. GXC is rapidly accelerating, growing over 50% year-overyear from 2021. The company’s impressive growth momentum and trajectory are a testament to its customer-centric approach and revolutionary 5G private network solutions, earning its clients’ trust and loyalty and enabling it to capture more market share.
ConclusionTechnology integration is a critical success factor for the next-generation mobile and wireless industry. Yet, with many options available, market stakeholders need to leverage the most appropriate and best technology-based solutions to optimize their market impact. With its mesh-based end-to-end private fifth-generation wireless (5G) private network solution, GXC, Inc. (GXC) uniquely delivers enterprise-wide connectivity and coverage, low interference and latency, and cost-efficiency, enabling quick deployment and scalability. The company stands out from competitors based on its commitment to innovation, creativity, and ability to launch new end-to-end solutions with far-reaching impact and application. GXC provides enterprises in the defense, industrial and smart manufacturing, education, entertainment, healthcare, agriculture, warehouse and logistics, and transportation with robust private network solutions. The company’s clients use its technology for various applications, including robotics, point-ofsale terminals, tablets, inventory scanners, and augmented-, virtual-, and mixed-reality. GXC pairs its technology focus with customer-centric values, thus accelerating its reputation in the 5G private networks market. For its strong overall performance, GXC earns Frost & Sullivan’s 2022 North American Enabling Technology Leadership Award in the 5G private networks industry.
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Best Practices Award AnalysisFor the Enabling Technology Leadership Award, Frost & Sullivan analysts independently evaluated the criteria listed below.
Commitment to Innovation: Continuous emerging technology adoption and creation enables new product development and enhances product performance
Commitment to Creativity: Company leverages technology advancements to push the limits of form and function in the pursuit of white space innovation
Stage Gate Efficiency: Technology adoption enhances the stage gate process for launching new products and solutions
Commercialization Success: Company displays a proven track record of taking new technologies to market with a high success rate
Application Diversity: Company develops and/or integrates technology that serves multiple applications and multiple environments
Price/Performance Value: Products or services provide the best value for the price compared to similar market offerings
Customer Purchase Experience: Quality of the purchase experience assures customers that they are buying the optimal solution for addressing their unique needs and constraints
Customer Ownership Experience: Customers proudly own the company’s product or service and have a positive experience throughout the life of the product or service
Customer Service Experience: Customer service is accessible, fast, stress-free, and high quality
Brand Equity: Customers perceive the brand positively and exhibit high brand loyalty
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