[Shenzhen, China, September 24, 2021] At the Global Antenna Technology & Industry Forum 2021, Huawei unveiled its Hertz platform antennas. This new series of antennas adopts a number of innovative technologies related to network power, network architecture and energy efficiency to help operators efficiently scale frequencies below 3 GHz to NR.
With accelerated 5G deployments globally, the evolution of NR multi-antennas below 3 GHz will be crucial for a ubiquitous 5G experience. In this evolution, 8T8R mid-band FDD is needed to create a 5G core capacity layer and deliver an intergenerational experience. Hertz platform antennas adopt improved multi-array technology, ultra-high integration architecture and full-band Direct Signal Injection Feeding (SDIF) technology. These advantages allow for simplified and efficient deployment in bands below 3 GHz.
The Hertz platform has the following advantages:
1. Bigger network capacity with higher MIMO performance
Using ultra-resolution beam technology, the Hertz platform provides high-precision beamforming and beam directivity to enhance MIMO performance. This increases capacity by 15% in FDD 8T8R networks.
2. Powerful configuration for simplified deployment under 3 GHz in a single antenna
For the first time in the industry, the Hertz platform adopts an eight-bay side-by-side architecture to achieve powerful configuration and bypass capabilities. Thus, the low band 4T4R, the medium band 4T4R and the medium band 8T8R can be deployed in a single antenna. In addition, with advanced network decoupling technology, the antenna size is 30% smaller than the traditional design. The evolution of the network does not require additional antenna space, which greatly simplifies the acquisition and installation of the site.
3. High energy efficiency
State-of-the-art SDIF technology minimizes power loss to improve energy efficiency by 10-15%. This means that antennas can provide better network coverage with the same level of transmit power, or use lower transmit power to achieve the same level of coverage.
The Global Antenna Technology and Industry Forum is the antenna industry’s largest event, and has been held annually for 10 consecutive years since 2012. Over 2,000 participants from operators and organizations Third parties from the industry attended in 2021. They discussed a wide range of topics, including product evolution, technical innovation, on-site deployment and energy savings, to promote the innovation and growth of the antenna industry.
Eric Zhao, president of Huawei’s antenna business unit, said, “5G is constantly expanding and evolving. The antenna will play an important role in improving network performance, accelerating site deployment and achieving the low carbon goal. Huawei will continue to innovate in target networks to help customers succeed through efficient network deployment and evolution. “