CurvaLux to open UK telecommunications R&D centre12 May 2020

Wireless broadband solutions developer CurvaLux UK and Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority (SCR) have announced a joint investment to open a ‘state-of-the-art’ telecommunications R&D centre and production facility.

CurvaLux says that it is developing next-generation broadband wireless systems, based on smart multi-beam phased-array antennas, and aims to bring low-cost, high-speed internet access to underserved urban areas and rural communities across a multi-billion-pound global market.

The firm has been demonstrating its systems with service providers in Asia, Middle East, and USA since 2018 with further trials planned for 2020, including Europe and South Africa.

The investment will look to bring technology jobs to Sheffield and the company plans to attract suppliers from across the UK, including the Sheffield City Region. SCR is supporting the company’s investment with an initial R&D grant of £8 million.

Thomas Choi, executive chairman of Curvalux, says: “I look forward to working with the Sheffield City Region as we develop our next generation of innovative digital solutions. The UK’s renewed commitment to R&D and desire to grow in global markets makes it a natural location for us.

"We expect to attract high-calibre employees and capable suppliers from across the UK and will engage with the AMRC and wider High Value Manufacturing Catapult as an integral part of our approach.”

Adam Offord

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