News Articles

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ericsson cuts size and costs with new antenna for mobile networks

Ericsson AIREarlier this week we heard from Alcatel-Lucent and their lightRadio solution, which promised “the capability to make base stations and antennas virtually invisible”.

Now comes what sounds - at least in part - like a similar product from Ericsson. They’re launching the Ericsson AIR (antenna integrated radio) solution at Mobile World Congress next week. AIR integrates the antenna into the radio unit, cutting both energy consumption and installation time.

Ulf Ewaldsson, Vice President and Head of Product Area Radio at Ericsson, said “AIR is the fruit of in-depth discussions with customers about their future requirements for highly efficient radio access solutions. AIR will not only cut operational costs substantially, but it will also ensure a smooth introduction of new technologies and frequency bands. We are experiencing a tremendous take off in mobile broadband and the user expectations on speed and coverage are increasing the demands on the networks. In order to cope with the future capacity demands, we have a clearly defined small cell strategy. I am proud to announce that the AIR architecture is the first stepping stone towards a heterogeneous network.”

The new design has resulted from a partnership between Ericsson and antenna company Kathrein. AIR will be available to network operators in the second half of 2011.

Print
Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: Networks and operators, NewsNumber of views: 3368

Tags: ericsson

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above in the box below.
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«September 2016»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293012
3456789

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement