These 3.5 GHz Antennas for Macro/Small Cells to Help Migration to 5G

CommScope has launched new 3.5 GHz-capable antennas for macro and small cell densification to help increase network capacity and migration to 5G. Customers deploying newly licensed spectrum bands will be able to increase capacity of existing LTE networks and prepare for future 5G networks with CommScope’s 3.5 GHz-capable base station antennas.

The new CommScope 3.5 GHz-capable antennas:

  • Support 3.5 GHz for macro cell and outdoor small cell deployments with a variety of single band and multiband options available, including beamforming.
  • Enable spectral efficiencies with carrier aggregation, higher-order MIMO, interference management and beam-tilt capabilities.
  • Are future-ready as part of the path to 5G and compatible with LTE and earlier radio technologies.

The 3.5 GHz-capable base station antennas and RF path equipment for macro cell upgrades and outdoor small cell deployments will be critical for operators that are strained on network capacity.

New antennas and filter products now available include:

  • Sector antennas for macro cells with 2.3 GHz beamforming
  • Multiband antennas and combiners for macro cells with 1400 MHz support for use in the European Union
  • Both 65° sector and quasi-omni small cell antennas
  • Combiners and tower mounted amplifiers supporting 3.5GHz macro cell and small cell deployments

CommScope’s Senior Vice President for Mobility Solutions, Farid Firouzbakht feels network capacity has been pushed to its limits, particularly in densely populated urban areas where additional sites are difficult or impossible to secure. Supporting the 3.5 GHz spectrum with antenna designs that additionally offer spectral efficiency are two ways CommScope’s 3.5 GHz-capable antennas open up new avenues of capacity to these overburdened networks.

CommScope will be showcasing the Additional antennas and combiners for multiband and more at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2019 event in Barcelona from 25-28 Feb at stand 2J30, Hall 2.

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  • Country: United States
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