Huawei Launches 5G-Oriented FDD/TDD Converged Antenna Platforms

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Huawei Converged Antenna Platforms

At recently held Global Antenna Technology & Industry Forum in Munich, Huawei released its new FDD antenna and FDD/TDD converged antenna platforms. These antennas apply to full-band 4T4R and FDD/TDD convergent networking to support a 5G-oriented evolution. These new antennas will be commercially available by the second half of 2018.

The new full-band 4T4R platform provides antenna to support two full low bands and four full high bands. This product adopts decoupling (coupling between dipoles causes antenna performance degradation) and dipole reuse (dividing wide band dipole into two narrow bands using combiners) technologies to support co-antenna deployment on the 700MHz, 800MHz, and 900MHz bands. It also supports 4T4R in all bands including L band, within a width of only 469mm. This helps reserve antenna space for the deployment of Massive MIMO and 5G NR. 

The new FDD/TDD converged platform has emerged as a trump card for multi-band co-antenna deployment of FDD and TDD 8T8R. The low-band arrays utilize innovative decoupling technology to effectively control the dimensions of antennas and enable co-antenna 4T4R deployment on the 700MHz, 800MHz, and 900MHz bands. High-band arrays support 4T4R on full high bands ranging from 1400MHz to 2600MHz. TDD bands adopt beamforming to support dual-8T8R deployment on both 2.3/2.6 GHz and 3.5GHz bands. This helps expand TDD network capacity while improving user experience.

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