Ericsson introduces indoor 5G antennas for mmWave and mid-band
Ericsson has announced 5G indoor antennas for mmWave and midband 5G antennas.
With the introduction of the 5G service by network operators, indoor reception continues to be a problem, especially for the high-band variant mmWave. mmWave is 5G’s fastest aroma, but suffers from extremely limited range and poor building penetration. Therefore, base stations and antennas must be used to ensure good indoor coverage.
In contrast, the mid-band spectrum is seen as the sweet spot for 5G. While not as fast as mmWave, it still offers speeds in excess of 1 Gbps.Although range and coverage are not as good as low-band 5G, this is still a significant improvement over mmWave. Even so, the mid-band can benefit from indoor antennas for maximum performance.
Ericsson has announced two antennas, both aimed at the US market: the Ericsson Indoor AIR 1279 and the Ericsson Radio Dot 4459 small-cell radio.
The Indoor AIR 1279 is “the world’s first integrated 800 MHz antenna radio (AIR) for indoor use”. It offers twice the performance of existing solutions, making it an ideal option to integrate mmWave 5G into all indoor venues.
In contrast, the Ericsson Radio Dot 4459 supports mid-band 5G and builds on the success the company has had with its Radio Dot range of indoor antennas.
“The quality of indoor 5G service is just as important to Ericsson as the user experience outdoors,” said Jessey Huang, Ericsson’s indoor product line manager. “We know what a differentiator great 5G indoor experiences are for subscribers, businesses and industry. That’s why we want our customers to be able to deliver this – in the best possible way. Ericsson strengthens our 5G indoor portfolio, making it the easiest and most flexible range of products on the market. We deliver a powerful and reliable solution that is inexpensive and easy to deploy. “