Telecom network vendor Huawei released its newest hexa-band antenna on 700/850-900MHz at its Antenna & AAU (Active Antenna Unit) Summit for Asia Pacific regional carriers in Bali, Indonesia.
Easy deployment, higher capacity, better performance, faster capacity expansion, allowing carriers to rapidly deploy higher capacity LTE networks are some of the benefits of this antenna, said Huawei in a statement.
Several telecom operators in Asia Pacific are planning to deploy mobile broadband network in the 700MHz band. Since carriers are planning to rebuild the antenna system for the mobile broadband targeting the network in 2020.
Telecoms are facing several challenges. Huawei says telecom towers and sites in general are almost full, making it difficult to add antennas on existing sites and make it necessary to acquire new sites. Modifying sites and repeatedly installing antennas result in higher construction cost.
Reusing antennas with combiners cannot support independent adjustment in electrical down-tilt, causing degradation in network performance and user experience, said Huawei.
Huawei’s hexa-band antenna using 700/850-900MHz adopts the unique Dipole Reuse technology which supports more bands without requiring size modifications, resulting in a reduction in width of 50 percent compared to a traditional hexa-band antenna.
The antenna supports six bands on 700/850-900MHz simultaneously, meeting the requirements of multi-band network deployment. It also supports flexible MIMO, providing higher network capacity and satisfies the needs of various application requirements.