CommScope Announces the First Ultra-Wideband, 4x4 MIMO Antenna from 1400 MHz to 2700 MHz

CommScope has introduced the first ever 4x4 multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) antenna on the market to cover the broad frequency range from 1400 to 2700 MHz. An antenna that covers this wide a range of frequency bands did not seem possible even one year ago, yet today CommScope is supplying them for deployment in Europe.

The new CommScope ultra-wideband RRZZ-65B antenna can support one or two antenna arrays in the 1427-2690 MHz band, a band that they claim no other antenna can match. It can also support a low band range from 694-960 MHz. The antenna supports 4T4R operation, meaning four beams of transmit and receive signals, in both the low and high band ranges, as well as frequency division duplex (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD).

Operators can add on another antenna for the supplemental downlink band of 1400 MHz as well the primary band. It can also be used in conjunction with external filters to separate different licensed bands as needed, such as the 2300 TDD band, making it easier to customize for specific needs.

The RRZZ-65B is the first antenna available to the industry to support 4xMIMO for 1400 MHz. The market driver for the antenna is the 1400 MHz spectrum that has recently been auctioned in Europe. CommScope also expects to support the 3.5 GHz band which will be used for 5G applications.

CommScope’s broad portfolio of wireless network solutions addresses all areas of the RF path for LTE, LTE-Advanced and beyond and includes:

  • Antennas: base station and microwave
  • Connectivity: fiber, coaxial and hybrid power cabling
  • RF conditioning: filters, tower mounted amplifiers, multiband combiners
  • Equipment enclosures: C-RAN hubs, integrated platforms
  • In-building wireless: distributed antenna system and small cells
  • Spectrum management: spectrum access system, microwave planning

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