Farid Firouzbakht, senior vice president, RF Products, CommScope, said, “Our speed in developing this antenna reflects the continued, pressing need wireless operators have for increasing capacity in LTE networks while readying for next generation 5G.”
The CommScope ultra-wideband antenna RRZZ-65B can support one or two antenna arrays in high band, 1427-2690 MHz, as well as low-band range of 694-960 MHz. The RRZZ-65B supports 4T4R operation, meaning four beams of transmit and receive signals, in both the low and high band ranges, as well as frequency division duplex (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD). Operators can combine on one antenna the supplemental downlink band of 1400 MHz as well the primary band. It can also be used in conjunction with external filters to separate different licensed bands as needed, such as the 2300 TDD band, making it easier to customize for specific needs.
CommScope also expects to support 3.5 GHz, a likely 5G frequency band, with this antenna platform in the future.