[Paris, France, Oct. 12, 2016] Huawei released its industry-leading series of passive and active solutions at the 5th Annual Global Antenna and Active Antenna Unit (AAU) Forum. These latest and highly anticipated solutions included a 14-port antenna based on our Golden and Diamond platform evolution, as well as a 3D Hexa-beam antenna and the AAU5953, which all focus on multi-low bands deployments, multi-multiplex and multi-sector deployments in complex spectrums.
The Annual Global Antenna and AAU Forum, the industry's most important event, organized itself this year around the main theme of ‘Antenna Modernization, Inspiring the GIGA Mobile Evolution.’ The Forum gathered together more than 150 international attendees including operators, industry organizations, analysts, and media representatives, to discuss challenges and opportunities related to antenna deployment and network evolution in the 4.5G and 5G era.
The 14-port antenna evolved from Huawei Antenna’s Golden Platform and can support 700MHz/800MHz/900MHz and 1.8GHz~2.6GHz 4T4R, with a width less than 429mm. This innovative product, scheduled to launch in Q4, 2016, is designed to resolve challenges brought on by multi-low bands as well as high-order multiple input, multiple output (MIMO).
The 14-port antenna, which evolved from the Diamond Platform, supports 1.8GHz 4T4R, 2.6GHz 4T4R and L band with its slim size made possible with Dipole Reuse technology. The 3D Hexa-band antenna can itself support 6 beams in one antenna for a total of 18 sectors, enhancing capacity over 3.5X and increasing coverage over 3dB. Meanwhile AAU5953 can support 7 bands in 4 models, and its Advanced Beamforming technology generates a 15% capacity enhancement compared with the usual 4T4R.
Mr. Zhang Jiayi, President of Huawei Antenna Business Unit, said, “Huawei Antenna always focuses on satisfying the requirements of operators in the MBB era. The launch of these series of passive and active antenna solutions will help carriers overcome the challenges related to capacity and spectrum deployment while maximizing network value, improving the user experience and achieving business success.”