Powerwave Technologies Inc., a global source for end-to-end wireless solutions, introduced the latest offering in its growing line-up of coverage and capacity solutions for indoor and outdoor environments--a Same Band Combiner that offers both cost savings and time to market efficiencies for wireless operators.

Designed to support 850 or 900 MHz GSM and UMTS systems on a common antenna, Powerwave’s Same Band Combiner allows for fast, efficient deployment of UMTS 850 or 900 services on the same antennas as existing GSM 850 or 900 services. Since it reuses existing GSM system antennas and feedline structures, the Same Band Combiners therefore provide zero impact to the tower’s wind loading profile while reducing time-to-market deployment issues for introduction of new UMTS services.