CommScope Collaborates with Nokia on Passive-Active Antenna

HICKORY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/5G?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#5Glt;/agt;–CommScope
is collaborating with Nokia
to develop passive-active antenna solutions which enable operators
around the world to optimize tower space usage, increase cell site
capacity and lay the groundwork for a 5G ready future.

As operators seek ways to keep up with intense subscriber demand for
mobile broadband, they must add capacity to existing radio technology
layers. In many cases, as 5G roll-out momentum builds, 5G massive MIMO
antennas capable of 3.5 GHz frequency bands may also need to be deployed
at the same cell site.

To address this requirement, CommScope and Nokia are developing new
passive-active antenna solutions to significantly boost site capacity,
while easing deployment considerations. The streamlined design of the
passive-active antenna combines the capacity and beamforming benefits of
massive MIMO adaptive antenna technology for 5G, as well as high
performance antennas for existing radio technologies all within the
available, often limited, cell site space.

“The passive-active antenna solutions give operators a strong business
case for 5G ready networks, while also increasing the capacity and
performance of existing technologies,” said Farid Firouzbakht, senior
vice president of RF Solutions, CommScope. “We will continue to build on
the momentum with Nokia, developing innovative solutions for operators.”

The passive-active antenna solutions will be released for commercial
deployment in 2019. More information can be found at the CommScope stand
at Mobile
World Congress 2019 in Hall 2
, stand 2J30.

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technologists have empowered customers in all regions of the world to
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