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Rohde & Schwarz White Paper: Antenna Basics – What you need to know

Learn about the basic functionality of antennas starting with Hertz's Antenna model followed by a short introduction to the fundamentals of wave propagation, the important general characteristics of an antenna, and its associated parameters. A more detailed explanation of the functionality of selected antenna...

NTT Docomo unveils ‘Drop-n-Prop’ antenna

Japanese telco NTT Docomo announced that it has developed an antenna system capable of creating a high-frequency mobile communication cell when a small piece of plastic is placed on top of a dielectric waveguide. In a release, the carrier said that the solid plastic cube...

Nextivity Guide: Cel-Fi Enterprise Buyer’s Guide

Cellular connectivity is more important than ever, whether you are utilizing apps, calls, or texts. Spotty cellular coverage, poor voice quality, dropped calls, and dead zones continue to plague employees and visitors in enterprise buildings. This not only frustrates occupants, it also negatively impacts...

NI Webinar: Challenges of 5G mmWave OTA validation

The 5G industry continues to develop antenna modules and systems that can take greater advantage of the wide channels available at mmWave frequencies above 24 GHz. Many of these devices lack coaxial connectors or RF test points and require Over-the-Air (OTA) validation to determine...

The 2021 site antenna solutions report (Sponsored)

Antennas are the wires of the wireless world. They are the last stop for a signal on its way from a transmitter and the point of entry for a signal coming home to a receiver. A wireless network can be built with the world’s...

Quectel White Paper: Accelerate IoT device time-to-market by combining antennas and modules

As IoT continues its move into the mainstream with billions of devices entering deployment, organizations are moving from limited, pilot projects to hyperscale roll-outs which the digital future of the business depends upon. The earlier stages of IoT, in which getting design and configuration...

KMW White Paper: OPRA: A novel invention for 5G Coverage & Capacity

In mobile communications, increasing capacity and extending coverage are the most important factors to operators. KMW implemented OPRA that has applied Orthogonal Polarization Reuse to increase capacity and extend coverage simultaneously.  OPRA reuses different orthogonal polarizations on multi-beam, significantly reducing the correlation between beams, and increasing capacity by 36% and...

Las Vegas Raiders and MatSing partner for a leading fan experience at Allegiant Stadium using lens antennas

As Allegiant Stadium prepared to host football games for the first time, the Las Vegas Raiders sought to build a leading fan experience in the NFL to match the new look and feel of the stadium. A key component of this fan experience would...

Taoglas evolving beyond RF and antennas in an increasingly complex IoT market

  Antenna and IoT solution provider Taoglas has had a busy few years filled with acquisitions, partnerships and product releases. While Co-Founder and CEO Dermot O’Shea confirmed that the vast majority of Taoglas’ business still is focused on RF and antenna design, he also explained that...

Rohde & Schwarz White Paper: Antenna Array Testing – Conducted and Over the Air: The Way to 5G

5G networks will need to offer more capacity and flexibility while lowering the operational expenses of the system. Two new technologies can simultaneously address both the increase in capacity and the increase in energy efficiency: Virtualization & Massive MIMO. This white paper provides an overview...

ANSYS White Paper: 5G Antenna Solutions

5G promises a spectacular world of wireless communications systems. It presents lucrative opportunities in consumer electronics, internet-of-things (IoT), advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), telecommunications, entertainment, medical, transportation and other sectors. However, the engineering challenges are daunting! Designing 5G wireless systems is a huge undertaking. Antenna...

New Options for Alpha Wireless Concealed Antenna Node (CAN)

  Alpha Wireless releases new models of its popular small cell solution, the Concealed Antenna Node (CAN), to provide more frequency options and a more discreet design. Alpha Wireless’ Concealed Antenna Node (CAN) was launched last year and proved so popular that mobile operators were using...

The key role of antenna optimization in IoT devices

  IoT antenna specialist Taoglas discusses MWCA product launches As the M2M has evolved into the internet of things, the rapidly growing market is driving transformation and creating value in virtually every segment of the consumer, enterprise and industrial markets. Previously static objects are being connected...

5G roll-out plans highlight Alpha’s 3.5 GHz spectrum expertise

  With 5G set to take over the telecommunications industry in a big way, Alpha Wireless’ wealth of experience in 3.5 GHz spectrum products is in increasingly high demand. The GSMA last year highlighted the value of the 3.5 GHz spectrum, noting its great potential for...

The role of antenna quality in small cell and 5G deployments

  Mobile network operators are densifying their network infrastructure to both meet ever-increasing data demands and to lay the groundwork for 5G. While the importance of fiber, spectrum availability and ease of siting are often discussed in network equipment deployments, one overlooked factor is the impact...

Installation, Maintenance and Optimization Solutions

Antenna Systems, Backhaul/Fronthaul, Base Stations, Air Interface: The right tools to achieve best-in-class network reliability Poor network reliability, perceived or real, is a primary reason subscribers leave a network; something the industry calls “churn”. Key performance indicators (KPI) such as blocked or dropped calls and...

Analyst Angle: Closed loop antenna tuning saves the smartphone from poor performance

More precise antenna tuning can help a smartphone take advantage of new technologies and new spectrum resources. Editor’s Note: In the Analyst Angle section, we’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics...

2017 Predictions: 5G and the IoT – what does this mean for antennas?

5G and IoT will continue to be a strong focus of the mobile telecom space in 2017, with antennas expected to be central to ongoing development work. Editor’s Note: With 2017 virtually upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from across...

Antenna concealment could ease small cell deployment

On this episode of HetNet Happenings, host Sean Kinney, managing editor at RCR Wireless News, learns about antenna concealment solutions from Jon Fitzhugh, CEO of Colorado-based ConcealFab. Fitzhugh highlights how concealment solutions can help ease deployments, as well as how it's important to produce...

LTENA 2015: Antennas evolve to meet challenges

DALLAS – Antennas took center stage on the first day of the LTE North America conference, with discussions centered around the evolving environment for these frequently overlooked contributors to the functionality of wireless networks. Ken Rehbehn, principal analyst for the mobile radio access network at 451...

LatAm: Brazil passes antenna law

New antenna law expected to speed network deployments Brazil President Dilma Rousseff approved a new antenna bill (law nº11.116) laying down new rules for the installation of antennas used by mobile operators. The law aims to speed deployment of telecommunications infrastructure in the country, which has been delayed by the shear...

#SxSW: AT&T ups capacity with super COW

AT&T drops cells on wheels to double capacity at SxSW AUSTIN, Texas – AT&T has deployed a super cell on wheels equipped with a Luneburg Lens, which is designed to provide 10 times the capacity of the more common single-beam antenna, to keep those attending...

Huawei antenna accesses L-band

Huawei plans initial deployment in Europe China-based hardware manufacturer Huawei announced a new L-band antenna designed to support ultra-wideband and multiband mobile connectivity. Huawei said it began research and development for the new L-band antenna last year, noting it’s the first to join UWB and multiband...

HetNet: Outdoor DAS coming to Santa Clara

DAS will improve data, cellular by 2016 The city of Santa Clara, Calif., is looking to enhance cellular and Wi-Fi services by installing an outdoor distributed antenna system in busy parts of town. Projected for completion early in 2016, the DAS is owned by the city...

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