Radomes for Concealment of 5G mm-Wave Radios

Stealth antenna and cell tower solutions provider, Raycap | STEALTH has introduced a new patent-pending solution for use in the concealment of 5G mmWave small cell sites. Fabricated from a heavy-duty, RF friendly material, Raycap’s STEALTH InvisiWave products are capable of covering and hiding mmWave radios attached to street light poles, on rooftops or other structures, without interfering in radio performance. The material has been thoroughly tested to identify beamforming impact, from sub 6 GHz frequencies up to 52 GHz bands making it backward compatible as well as future proof, and has been approved for use on 5G networks by major U.S. operators. It is available for both STEALTH radomes (pole toppers, pole shrouds) and panel solutions (rooftop, screen walls, chimney concealments) for new site builds and retrofit projects.

For the next generation of wireless deployments, small cell sites featuring 5G mmWave radios (28 GHz + 39 GHz) are going to be more widely installed for network densification purposes. When placed in a community’s right-of-way, full or partial concealment solutions may be necessary to hide the radios within a pole or other structure. Raycap’s STEALTH concealments using InvisiWave will help with city approvals and can speed up the deployment process. According to Kelly Richards, Raycap Senior Vice President for Telecom Sales, North America, the availability of the groundbreaking new material will help carriers build out their 5G networks more quickly and effectively.

With the new solution, the concealment of 5G sites can be achieved. Prior to its release, the industry had struggled to achieve a mmWave solution that could hide the radios / antennas without affecting performance.

Raycap, a global solutions provider with sales and operations throughout Europe and North America, manufactures infrastructure, connectivity and industrial surge protection products for telecommunications, energy, transportation and other industrial applications. In June 2018, it acquired STEALTH Concealment Solutions, the founder of wireless concealment. Its telecom concealment solutions are marketed under the STEALTH brand, while surge protection brands include Strikesorb, SafeTec and ProTec. All of these now operate under Raycap.

Click here to know more about Raycap’s STEALTH InvisiWave.

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