Cellmax introduced the 1209xx, 8-port and 1207xx, 12-port triple-band antenna platforms. The first release of these products operates from 698 to 2690 MHz, with more than 18 dBi gain at low-band frequencies and up to 21.6 dBi gain at mid-band frequencies. Later releases will support both L-Band and 600 MHz.
The antenna gain and frequency coverage of these antenna platforms allow operators to realize CAPEX and OPEX savings, along with increasing customer satisfaction.
Today, operators lose the equivalent of millions of kWh of energy dissipated as heat in traditional base station antennas, yearly. The gain of the CellMax antennas enables an operator to decrease output power at a site while maintaining equivalent coverage during non-peak hours or enhance throughput during busy hours. This provides OPEX savings. Alternatively, the gain of the antennas allows for a broader coverage area at maximum output power, reducing the number of sites and CAPEX.
The broad frequency coverage and three bands allow for more frequency aggregation. Improved traffic distribution between low-band and mid-band frequencies means more connections, fewer dropped calls and higher throughput on the low-band frequency, while the high-band performance leads to better coverage, indoor penetration and data throughput. This increases subscriber satisfaction, which reduces churn and leads to higher revenue. The platforms support 4x4 MIMO for both mid-band and low-band frequency ranges.
The antennas have the following characteristics:
- 4 x 698 to 960 MHz ports (both types of antennas)
- 4 x 1695 to 2690 MHz ports (8-port antennas)
- 8 x 1695 to 2690 MHz (12-port antennas)
- Low-band gain: 18.2 dBi
- High-band gain: 21.6 dBi
- PIM: -160 dBc.
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