HUBER+SUHNER announces thinnest and lightest high gain mm-antennas for small cell, fronthaul and backhaul systems
Published: 16 June 2016 - Sarah Mead
HUBER+SUHNER announces key additions to its SENCITY range of antennas with the launch of the SENCITY Matrix small form factor antennas designed by the company specifically to minimise the visual impact of mm-wave radio networks while delivering excellent electrical performance.
These new antennas will help mobile operators to continue to respond to rapidly rising mobile data traffic levels as urban deployments are increasingly being seen as a vital component of a modern diverse network. Unobtrusive, cost-efficient wireless backhaul solutions are therefore seen as essential. The majority of mobile operators identify site acquisition as the main deployment challenge. Unobtrusive equipment with embedded flat-panel antennas greatly facilitates site acquisition and the associated network planning.
The small size of SENCITY Matrix antennas allows operators to access rooftop, wall and street-level sites that are not suitable for traditional parabolic antenna systems because of technical, environmental or planning restrictions. According to HUBER+SUHNER the antenna’s “community-friendly” design helps to address aesthetic concerns for urban deployments.
HUBER+SUHNER’s SENCITY Matrix antennas are available in standalone, dedicated and integrated formats with models designed to cover both E-Band (70/80 GHz) and V-Band (60 GHz) applications. These are highly directional antennas making them suitable for small cell, fronthaul and traditional backhaul systems.
All SENCITY Matrix antennas enable installers to reduce installation times particularly since the bore sight gain of the antenna inherently coincides with the normal axis of the radiator allowing installers to use optical alignment techniques to easily and quickly align the radio.
The standalone and dedicated antennas comply with ETSI Class 2 sidelobe suppression requirements and are ideally suited for macrocell backhauling. A typical standalone antenna measures just 280 x 280 x 34mm and is IPx8 rated.
Those antennas designed to be integrated into the radio are perfect for smallcell backhauling and feature the lowest weight and smallest sizes. As an example, a 38 dBi E-band antenna measures just 102 x 106 x 8 mm and weighs a mere 80g.
Find out more about HUBER+SUHNER at www.hubersuhner.co.uk