We give mobile operators the capacity they need to roll-out 5G, and connect everyone, everywhere.

With us, operators can expand their network coverage rapidly and at lower cost compared to traditional radio solutions.


5G provides more than 10 times the capacity of 4G. Just like 4G has made streaming services possible, and seen popular streaming services develop rapidly, 5G will unleash new usages.

Imagine a full-HD movie download in seconds. Share your entire photos or music library with a click, and this is only a sneak preview of the way we are going to communicate soon. But to allow this, operators have to size the “pipes” that feed their base-stations and finally pour content onto 5G smartphones.

These pipes form the operator backhaul. Backhaul is mostly composed of radio links throughout the world. But traditional radios, mostly built on hardware-centric architectures have reached their limits and can’t provide the necessary 10 times capacity increase factor.

For mobile operators, the 5G challenge comes down to their capabilities to find backhaul solutions that meet the 5G demand…


We have developed a new generation of backhaul radio.

While traditional radios simply provide incremental capacity improvement, limited by their hardware-centric legacy technology, we have designed a totally new software-defined transmission system.

Our radios provide up to 20x the capacity of traditional radios and make wireless backhaul a tangible option to roll-out 5G and limit their dependency on fiber optics.

With a single day deployment and a fraction of the cost of fiber, Spectronite backhaul radios allow operators to roll-out 5G faster and lower significantly their deployment cost.


Company management

Jean-Philippe Fournier, CEO

Jean-Philippe has 10+ years experience in the wireless backhaul market and knows this market in-and-out. Throughout his past experiences, he has investigated both ends of the value chain: he shares the care-abouts of mobile operators from his years at Bouygues Telecom (3rd french operator) and understands the dynamics of product manufacturing from his works at Texas Instruments. Jean-Philippe is the founder and CEO of Spectronite.
Company management

Jean-Paul Mallet, CTO

Jean-Paul has been designing innovative telecom systems for a few decades. Innovative architectures and intuitive user interfaces are his signature. As a software industry veteran, he designs systems that are advanced rather than complex and believes the most performant technology should remain easy to drive. Jean-Paul and Jean-Philippe have been a team for 8 years now. Prior to that, Jean-Paul was active in several successful start-ups and large IT companies like HP and DEC.
Company management

Giovanni Trimboli, SVP Supply Chain Management

Giovanni brings in a essential skill in the business of equipment manufacturing : sourcing and supply chain management. He has acquired his experience through several management and executive positions in industries outside telecom as well as through a defining role as Supply Chain practice leader at Ernst & Young. From the variety of industries he has explored, he is building long-lasting relationships with strategic suppliers as well as ensuring all partners keep their fair amount of value to move together towards a common goal : capture market shares.
Company advisor

Loic Hamon, Advisor

Loic is bringing to Spectronite his corporporate finance and M&A expertise. He shares his extensive experience in both large VC-backed scale-ups as well as public companies. He has held key corporate development related positions at several semi-conductor companies among which Kalray, Inside Secure and Texas Instruments. At Texas Instruments, Loic and Jean-Philippe were the driving force behind some of the brightest mobile operators initiatives.

We knew 5G was going to be fast, very fast. 

We anticipated back in 2017 the challenge 5G would pose to mobile operators. 

First on capacity, for all the capacity 5G base-stations were going to deliver, would have to be channeled through the operators backbone network... Then, to offer 5G, operators would first need to increase drastically the capacity of their backhaul network.

Then on cost. Operators backbone, all over the world, is primarily relying on wireless interconnections. By that time, many analysts were predicting that 5G backbone would need to run on fiber... But cost-wise fiber optics was simply not going to be a viable option.

What we got early too: that traditional radio links would miss the capacity mark... and by far! It was obvious: their hardware-centric technology, rooting back to the 1980’s, was simply going to fall short!

So we started our works on a brand new radio. A software radio.

It took us time... endless efforts... and countless try-and-fails. But we succeeded: the day we made our first presentation to an operator: we knew we had it right!

So now, we'd like to invite you to join us and share this defining moment in mobile backbone technology..


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