Latest antennas from HUBER+SUHNERease wireless deployment issues for building designers, facility managers and mobile operators

  • Small size can simplify site acquisition

·         Planners will appreciate the “Community Friendly” antenna design

·         Time saving installation

As mobile devices such as smartphones become more data hungry, today’s network operators are under immense pressureto keep pace with the associated rise in mobile data traffic levels byexpanding their network coverageand its capability.

Among the problems associated with network expansion, mobile operators identify site acquisition and planning issues as the main deployment challenges. Issues cited often include the “unsightly” appearance of the installed radio and antenna arrays.

A new type of radio antenna from leading wireless connectivity specialist HUBER+SUHNER has been designed to help building designers, facility managers and mobile operators overcome many of the difficulties they face when considering new or expanded networks.

The new SENCITY®Matrixrange of small form factor antennas is specifically designed to minimise the visual impact of radio networks while delivering excellent electrical performance.According to HUBER+SUHNER, theseantennas are the thinnest and lightest devices available and are designedto be either stand-alone devices or incorporated into proprietary radio systems where the company is seeing the most interest. Such unobtrusive equipment with embedded flat-panel antennas greatly facilitates site acquisition and the associated network planning.

The small size of SENCITYMatrix antennas allows operators to access rooftop, wall and street-level sites that are not suitable for traditional parabolic antenna systems because of technical, environmental or planning restrictions. According to HUBER+SUHNER the antenna’s “community-friendly” design helps to address aesthetic concerns for urban deployments.

Cost saving is also important for mobile operators and the ease of installation coupled with reduced tower rental – where rents are calculated on weight, size and wind-load – significantly brings down the cost of each installed site.

Those antennas designed to be integrated into the radio are perfect for small-cell backhauling and feature the lowest weight and smallest sizes. As an example, a 38 dBi E-band antenna measures just 102 x 106 x 8 mm and weighs a mere 80g.

 

HUBER+SUHNER leads the way in connectivity solutions for electrical and optical products and systems across most major market sectors including datacoms, communications, transportation and industrial.

The HUBER+SUHNER Group is represented by subsidiary companies in 18 countries including ten manufacturing and assembly facilities.

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