Industry's First FDD Full-Band (700–3000 MHz) 4x4 MIMO Compact Antenna

At Mobile World Congress 2018TIM (Telecom Italia) and Huawei have jointly released the first FDD full-band 4x4 MIMO antenna. The antenna supports 4x4 MIMO on all of TIM's sub-3 GHz frequency bands, leaving room for one dedicated active antenna in the C band and mmWave. This breakthrough innovation will help TIM to maximize site value by favoring site sharing. It will also enable diverse 5G applications and facilitate the deployment of 5G-oriented best-experience networks.

TIM's radio access networks have evolved from voice-centric to data-driven networks and in the near future, will continue evolving from CS voice to PS voice (VoLTE) and from GUL to SingleRAN (GUL & NR), transforming network architectures to support agile service provisioning, mobile video services and network automation, entering a new era of intelligent networks. The FDD full-band 4x4 MIMO antenna helps TIM deploy the 5G-oriented SingleRAN antenna solution to cope with uncertainty of different network evolution paths, maximize the value of legacy sites, and lower investment risks.

This antenna uses Huawei's patented AirType Dipole and AirMax Feeding Network technologies to support 4x4 MIMO on all sub-3 GHz frequency bands in a single sector and a single antenna, including 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1400 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz, while leaving room for one new active antenna in C band and mmWave. Its compact size - a 6-array, side-by-side design, is only 469 mm wide and has excellent wind load that allows for a 15% increase in efficiency and rapid deployment of best-experience networks.

This FDD full-band 4x4 MIMO antenna jointly developed with TIM will help TIM as well as other operators rapidly deploy 5G-oriented networks. Click here to know more about Huawei at MWC 2018.

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