With the wireless industry set to deploy mid-band spectrum on sites that may be already be crowded, Ericsson has announced the AIR (antenna-integrated radio) solutions that require no extra physical space at existing network sites. The solutions highlight the integration of Kathrein Mobile Communication into Ericsson.
Communications service providers can now deploy mid-band 5G networks faster and on a wider scale without adding to their site footprint, through the use of the Hybrid AIR and Interleaved AIR to the Ericsson Radio System portfolio, enhancing the company’s 5G platform,” Ericsson said in a press release.
With Kathrein Mobile Communication antenna technology, Hybrid AIR and Interleaved AIR can introduce 5G mid-band to existing sites by combining antenna-integrated radios and multiband passive antenna technology in one enclosure.
A simulated calculation by Ericsson experts showed that the upgrade to Hybrid AIR or Interleaved AIR with Massive MIMO can result in up to seven times greater mobile broadband capacity than currently available from existing multiband antennas. The capacity gains come from improved Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) spectral efficiencies, new FDD bands and added Massive MIMO mid-bands. The new AIR solutions also boost 4G capacity