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10-Port Directional Densification/Small Cell Panel Antenna From Galtronics

Galtronics has introduced a 10-port panel antenna for next generation 4G Advanced and new 5G wireless systems.

Designed for small cell fill-in and densification applications, the Galtronics GP2410-06636 4×4 port coverage for 1695-2690MHz Midband, 4×4 port coverage for 3400-3800MHz CBRS and 2×2 port coverage for 5150-5925 LAA frequency bands with average 65° horizontal beam widths for all bands.  The GP2410-06636 is fully 5GHz UNII band pattern and gain compliant.

The GP2410-06636 offers impressive average gain specifications of 14.3dBi midband, 13.2dBi 3.5GHz band and 4.7dBi 5GHz band.  Port to port isolation is specified at 20dB minimum, with return loss specified at 14dB minimum for all ports.  Front-to-back ratio (180°) is specified at 27dB minimum in all bands, with RF power handling of 100 watts per port for midband ports, 50W per port 3.5GHz and 1W per port for 5GHz.  Passive Intermodulation (PIM) is specified as -153dBc maximum in all midband ports, tested with 2x20W carriers applied.

A unique feature of the GP2410-06636 is that it provides 0-10° Mechanical Electrical Tilt (MET) for all four midband 1695-2690MHz ports simultaneously with one simple adjustment knob (located center top of image at right).  This allows customers to dial in the narrower vertical beam midband coverage to match 3.5GHz band coverage.

The GP2410-06636is specified to operate over a wide -40° to +70°C temperature range, and is IP65 rated environmentally to allow both indoor or outdoor operation. Product dimensions are 24.5” (622mm) high x 12.0” (308mm) wide x 5.9” (149mm) deep, and weight is 26.4lbs (12kg). Connectors (10x) are 4.3/10-F type.  The GP2410-06636antenna is configured in gray color and comes standard with MK-06853 mounting bracket (GP2410-06636-112), however optional 62-45-09 mounting bracket can be ordered to be used with either horizontal or vertical poles and offers a wide range of verical and horizonatl axis adjustment.

The GP2410-06636 antenna, MK-06853 and 62-45-09 mounting brackets are all rated rated to survive 150mph (241 km/h) wind speeds for outdoor applications.

The design of the product allows for installation is very small “niche” areas where spot fill-in is needed for small cell/desnification applications.  The product was purposely designed to be low profile, occupying only 8.52” (216.5mm) of depth when installed against a wall using the standard MK-06853 mounting bracket, and closely adheres to 24” x 12” hight and width dimensions.  Having separate ports for midband, 3.5GHz and 5GHz allows either jumper connection for remote radios, for radio installation close to the antenna, or combination of both.  This is a particular advantage for 3.5GHz and 5GHz radios as cable losses are higher at these frequencies and having adios in close proximity to the antenna ensures maximum transmit power is applied to the antenna, and receive power is coupled from the antenna to the radios with minimal loss.

LTE MIMO Antenna

Galtronics has added the D5503i to its EXTENT outdoor antenna line. The directional panel antenna provides EXTENT™ D5778iLTE MIMO broadband wireless coverage in high-capacity venues such as campuses and stadiums. It supports MIMO from 698 -2700 MHz, with a 60°/60° beam width and 8 dBi gain at 698-960 MHz and a 30°/60° beam width and 11.5dBi gain at 1710-2700 MHz. This product completes Galtronics high-capacity antenna portfolio, which includes a full range of EXTENT options with 20°/60°, 30°/60°, 30°/30° and 60°/60° beam antennas, which support flexible DAS system designs with the highest possible amount of sectorization. www.galtronics.com

Super Bowl Mobile Data Usage Takes Carriers Back to the Future

By J. Sharpe Smith

Many people thought the final score of this year’s Super Bowl was New England Patriots 28-Seattle Seahawks 24. They were wrong.

Verizon Wireless Super Bowl Network Stats InfographicThe results that really mattered came out the next day. Verizon Wireless came in at 4.1 terabytes of data, compared with 1.9 terabytes during the 2014 Super Bowl. Mobile data traffic used over AT&T’s network inside and outside the stadium was more than 1.7 terabytes of data or 4.8 million social media posts with photos. Sprint came in at 754 gigabytes and T-Mobile followed with 430 gigabytes. All told, nearly 7 terabytes of traffic flowed across wireless networks on Super Bowl Sunday. Whoo!

If we are to believe the forecasts of the coming data tsunami, each of these Super Bowls is like a vision of the future. A reverse time capsule, if you will, with information about how wireless networks will be used in the future. How are these networks able to handle the increasing data usage?

It begins with the infrastructure, as you know. In the last issue of AGL Small Cell Link we covered how TE Connectivity deployed DAS networks that helped all the carriers rise to the challenge. Carriers built cell sites, small cell systems, and indoor and outdoor DAS, as well as deploying mobile cell sites. Verizon Wireless introduced its Advanced LTE or “XLTE” technology to increase its LTE bandwidth and provided LTE broadcast.

On top of that, the systems were tested and retested to ensure they would meet signal and performance standards. For example, Verizon network engineers, monitoring network performance during the game, reported the biggest spike, a 41 percent data surge, in network activity when the Patriots scored in the first quarter and data usage hit a game-day high with a 60 percent increase during the big halftime show.

Data Throughput Begins With Antennas

Among other upgrades, the DAS at University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals, was upgraded with cutting edge antennas. In interviews with Galtronics officials at the TESSCO ONE Innovation Showcase and Conference, AGL Small Cell Link learned that the manufacturer’s ticket to the Super Bowl was a newly introduced antenna that projects 30 degrees vertically and 30 degrees horizontally.

Previously, that style of antenna was unavailable. The Cardinal’s stadium became one of the first deployments of the product.

Galtronics’ Extent D5777i (30 degrees/30 degrees) antenna, which has fast roll-off beams and minimal side lobes and covers 698-960/1710-2700 MHz, was chosen because it was designed to allow RF engineers to plan and implement a particularly dense network that could handle high-capacity communications in University of Phoenix Stadium.

The construction of the DAS took place in October, and the final touches were made early this year to include enhanced coverage outside the stadium, with antennas placed on light poles and on the shell of the stadium, just in time for the Super Bowl.

The narrow beam of the D5777i allows it to target the energy where it needs to go without interfering with other sectors. The D5501i (30 degrees/60 degrees) antenna was added to the mix because it also has a sharp roll off on the coverage pattern, which is important when creating sectors.

As a result, engineers were able to take the 33-sector DAS that was deployed at the venue only two years ago and boost it to 48 sectors, including 96 main hubs, 49 expansion hubs and 225 remote antenna units to cover the stadium bowl, luxury boxes and service areas.

Back to the game, Super Bowl 49 (and Katy Perry’s halftime performance by the way) lived up to the unbelievable media hype, and the DAS systems certainly did their part in creating a spectacular fan experience.

MIMO Panel Antenna

GaltronicsGaltronics has unveiled its EXTENT D5777i 30/30° narrow beamwidth MIMO panel antenna, which is designed for use in high-capacity venues such as stadiums, arenas, speedways or campuses. The narrow 30/30° beamwidth allows high sectorization within a venue, enabling RF engineers to design DAS for even higher data capacities. The EXTENT D5777i antenna has fast roll-off beams and minimal side lobes. It also covers a frequency range of 698-960 MHz/1710-2700 MHz. Galtronics engineers developed a mounting bracket for this antenna, which allows both wall and pole mounting and allows to fine-tune the antenna tilt and alignment. The bracket also features an extendable arm to increase the antenna’s distance from the wall or pole.

Key features of the EXTENT D5777i MIMO Panel Antenna include:

• Dynamic retractable antenna positioning from the pole or wall

• Port to Port isolation of less than -30 dB

• PIM certification guaranteed to be less than -150 dBc at 2×20 watts

• Different connector types available, such as 2x N(F), 2 x 7/16 DIN (F), 2 x 4.1/9.5 Mini DIN (F) or 2 x 4.3-10 (F)

• Wind survival rating of 150 mph


In-building DAS Antenna


PEAR S5606i

Galtronics has launched the PEAR S5606i Ultra Flat In-Building Antenna, an omni-directional antenna for in-building ceiling mount applications such as DAS. This ultra-flat antenna combines minimalist design with high performance. At just 1.1-inch thick with a diameter of 11.8 inches, the PEAR S5606i can fit in with aesthetic of modern, high-tech buildings, low-ceiling environments or where building owners demand unobtrusive antennas. Operating from 698-960/1710-2700 MHz, the vertically polarized antenna can be installed on low ceilings, either acoustic or hard.

The PEAR S5606i weighs 0.86 lbs. The omni antenna’s white radome can be painted in different colors to match the surroundings of a DAS installation.
Frequency Bands: 698-894 MHz, 894-960 MHz, 1710-2180 MHz, 2180-2700 MHz
Dimensions (Diameter/Height): 11.8 inches x 1.1 inches
Weight: 0.86 lbs. (390 g)
Horizontal Beamwidth: Omni (360 degrees)