Galtronics demonstrates in-building MIMO with one antenna


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Galtronics Corp. Ltd. said its single in-building distributed antenna that provides MIMO for the LTE 690-806 MHz band outperformed spatially separated SISO (Single In Single Out) antennas in data throughput tests conducted by American Tower Corp. (AMT) at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel.
The company announced its results at PCIA’s DAS Forum “DAS In Action: Capital View” event in Alexandria, Va. last week.
Galtronics said its MIMO antenna more than doubled the overall speed and also enhanced the quality of reception at the edge of coverage. These enhanced capabilities deliver higher data rates to mobile users while offering the venue owner lower installation costs by only having to install one antenna instead of two. The Israeli-based antenna makers said its single-enclosure, dual-band, dual-polarized MIMO antenna is an industry first.
Robert Booth, VP of the Infrastructure Division at Galtronics, said the test proved that operators and tower companies can future-proof their systems as more spectrum bands open up over time.
“The industry has long speculated on MIMO capabilities at 750 MHz for an in-building environment; these tests prove the case once and for all,” said Ephraim Ulmer, president and CEO of Galtronics. Galtronics’ ability to use a single antenna instead of two units will save companies money on equipment and installation costs. The Galtronics MIMO antenna tested operates at 690–2700 MHz with MIMO featured from 690-806 MHz. Galtronics also offers an 8” MIMO model which covers the 1710–2700 MHz frequencies. In both models MIMO is accomplished in a single proprietary design to maximize coverage for the in-building environment.

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Former Associate Publisher and Executive Editor, RCR Wireless News
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Ford has spent more than two decades covering the rapidly changing wireless industry, tracking its changes as it grew from a voice-centric marketplace to the dynamic data-intensive industry it is today. She started her technology journalism career at RCR Wireless News, and has held a number of titles there, including associate publisher and executive editor. She is a winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors Silver Award, for both trade show and government coverage. A graduate of the Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Ford holds a B.S. degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on public relations.