Ubidyne has signed a deal with a major telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the Asia Pacific region to develop an LTE active antenna for the 800MHz frequency range.
The agreement follows successful independent network trials of Ubidyne’s 700MHz active antenna solution with a leading US mobile operator and is the first in a series of new contracts expected in the next 12 months with leading Tier 1 operators and OEMs. It is expected that the new 800MHz active antenna will be deployed with a major regional network operator in 2013.
In the US trials, Ubidyne’s Antenna Embedded Radio technology with flexible beam forming and tilting capabilities, delivered double throughput at the cell edge and an increase of over 40% cell capacity with the same output power. In addition to the uB700 that supports 4G (LTE) for broadband mobile networks in the US, Ubidyne’s uB900 supports GSM, UMTS and LTE in the 900MHz frequency band to address mobile networks in Europe, Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Middle East.
This latest announcement will further extend this range with the development of an LTE 800MHz solution, while Ubidyne is also looking at high-band antenna up to 2.6GHz as well as multi-band solutions.
By removing the need for bulky coaxial feeder cables, remote electrical tilt assemblies and additional amplifiers on antenna towers and masts, Ubidyne’s patented active antenna technology significantly reduces installation costs and energy consumption while improving radio performance, deployment flexibility, coverage and network capacity. OPEX costs and outages are further reduced by Ubidyne’s Self-Healing mechanism that secures antenna coverage in the unlikely event of a system failure.