Officials for xG Technology said that its xMAX modulation technique delivered a broadband data rate at extremely low power in a recent battery of tests.

Using an omnidirectional antenna 850 feet off the ground operating in the 900 MHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band, xG said it achieved a data rate of 1.46 Mb/s over a distance of 12.5 miles using just 50 milliwatts of power.

The tests were conducted as a precursor to the company's “Project Sunrise” trial, in which it plans to deliver data rates of more than 10 Mb/s from a single omnidirectional antenna located on a broadcast tower (see MRT, September, page 40).