Comba Telecom has commercially launched its new range of 4G LTE base station antennas. At the same time, it also revealed it had signed a million dollar agreement with oTurkcell for the supply of the new antenna models for the 4G LTE network being rolled out by the operator.
Compatible with 790-960MHz and 1710-2690MHz frequencies, the new multi-band antenna features eight ports with an integrated remote control unit (iRCU). The iRCU allows the operator to remotely adjust the tilt of the antenna to optimise the network coverage and minimise the interference in accordance to mobile traffic conditions on timely basis. In addition to accommodating 2G, 3G and 4G bands, these design factors allows for Comba Telecom’s antenna to be especially easy to install, thereby facilitating a faster mobile network rollout.
Carol Ye, deputy general manager, antenna and subsystems at Comba Telecom, said: “This new generation of base station antennas marks a new technological achievement for Comba Telecom and improves total cost of ownership for operators. The key iRCU unit can be easily changed for maintenance and repairs. Compared to traditional external RCUs, the iRCU significantly reduces the number of connectors, RF cables and space required – thus allowing for Comba Telecom’s antennas to have a smaller footprint and weight without sacrificing quality and performance. We invested considerable R&D effort to bring this solution to the market, and in fact, Comba Telecom is one the very few antenna manufacturers that can offer an 8 port multiband antenna with integrated remote control units.”
Eldynero Santos, general manager at Comba Telecom Middle East, said: “2015 marks a period of rapid growth for LTE networks in Turkey, and we are proud to be part of the nation’s latest 4G network rollout through our new generation of antennas. Since base station antennas are critical to the proper functioning of a mobile network, we have worked closely with the operator to conduct vigorous tests to ensure a high grade of performance. This product will be able meet the demands of more operators in the Middle East who are in the roll-out and expansion of their LTE network. ”