Airscale mmwave radio

Provides extreme 5G capacity for densified locations in a compact form factor.

As user demand continues to rise, LTE will be unable to provide enough capacity and 5G will become dominant. Initial outdoor capacity from macrocellular sites running 5G New Radio (NR) over the lower frequency bands will be supplemented by 5G mmWave, which is needed to deliver the 5G promise of super-fast data rates of more than 10 Gbps and ultra-low latency of around 1ms. mmWave bands extend all the way up to 300 GHz, although the 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands are likely to be the most used initially.

With these high-band mmWave frequencies, radio propagation is much weaker than at the low bands. Signals are easily blocked by buildings, foliage and even human bodies. This means that networks will need to be densified to maintain coverage and the user experience. Inter-site distances (ISDs) of less than 100m will be common, with indoor high density networks seeing ISDs as low as 10m. Such deployments are best achieved with 5G mmWave small cells.

The new AirScale mmWave Radio (ASMR) can support either the 28 GHz (n257) or the 39 GHz (n260) band, dependent on model. It provides extreme capacity for the busiest enhanced Mobile Broadband localities. This compact, high-power small cell offers a wide range of deployment options to ease installation considerations. These options include 180-degree and 360-degree coverage and multi-band deployments to provide flexibility in ensuring service continuity in a wide variety of environments. ASMR is ideal for extreme capacity 5G connectivity, such as stadiums, airports and pedestrian areas.

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