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FEBRUARY 4, 2019

Amphenol Antenna Solutions:  Innovations for 5G at MWC Barcelona 2019, Booth 7B51


Amboise (France), February 4, 2019 – Amphenol Antenna Solutions (AAS), global supplier of antenna solutions and accessories, will be exhibiting at MWC Barcelona, bringing together the creative forces of multiple business units to demonstrate innovative networking solutions for Telcos and MSOs.  A visit to Amphenol’s booth will allow attendees to learn how product bundling can help traditional networks move to 5G and all forms of hybrid networks.  In our VIP room, visitors will learn about the latest innovations for RF coverage.

While all manufacturers talk about 5G, operators face the challenge of preparing their network for more connectivity within a strict timeframe and in an E2E ecosystem that requires consolidation. Such an environment demands flexibility and solution readiness for cell sites to ensure smooth migration and proper product selection. Because site acquisition and upgrade is often difficult, preparing the antenna system for easy upgrade to 5G makes practical sense. In response to these challenges, AAS will showcase its latest generation of multiband antennas, called NodeLine.

The NodeLine family brings the most advanced high band connectivity for MIMO 4×4 operations in 4.5G together with all possible low band connections. Importantly, NodeLine brings the capability of upgrading with an extension kit for 3.5 GHz active or passive 4G/5G and massive MIMO operations. Thus, Telcos can deploy the latest 4.5G technologies immediately, while also preparing for any future 5G scenario.

With regard to 5G and 3.5GHz, AAS presents several pragmatic and innovative solutions. Our main guideline in developing these solutions has been to fully address those challenges experienced in the field. Simple and easy packages for installers and carriers is the “DNA” of our 5G portfolio. Additionally, our team has been very creative on the active product front; from our LSA (Large Scale Antenna) evolution to repeater solutions, access points and mmWave applications. AAS leads multiple Amphenol subsidiaries in creating complete wireless network solutions and, collectively, these business divisions have achieved some impressive breakthroughs. Our VIP room will host some of these innovative solutions, moving far beyond just the antennas.

One of these solutions will be a demonstration of personal broadband, which is an innovative multi-carrier, programmable frequency small cell solution in collaboration with our partner Arukona. Arukona provides a highly programmable radio, baseband, network processing with AI driven application processing and analytics solution targeting the Enterprise Edge & Rural Carriers. This combined with our Antennas supports a multi sector, multi frequency, long range solution that can also be used as a ready to use kit by WISP operators wanting to provide broadband and wireless connectivity to remotely distributed pockets of customers at an affordable cost point.

Clever solutions for fiber to the antenna (FTTA) and Outdoor IO such as OCTIS™ will be on display in our booth along with cell planning tools, SDR, and Small Cell solutions. Amphenol experts will be there to present these products, answer your questions and even discuss possible partnerships with RAN vendors. Now more than ever, Wireless, Broadband/Telecom and IT/Datacom providers, can look to one single global company.

This year, Amphenol will make its biggest splash ever at MWC, hosting the best of RF, Outdoor IO and Optical interconnection products and solutions. We welcome you to visit and discover our complete breadth of wireless and networking solutions at stand location 7B51.


Amphenol Antenna Solutions is a division of Amphenol Corporation, an $8 billion revenue NYSE company supplying to diverse markets including mobile and fixed line networks, automotive, military/aerospace, information technology and industrial sectors. Amphenol Corporation was founded in 1932 and employs over 45,000 worldwide with product development and manufacturing operations in 30 countries.
Amphenol Antenna Solutions (AAS) was established with the singular focus of designing and manufacturing high performance antennas. Today, the company is a leading global solutions provider for wireless infrastructure systems, offering an extensive portfolio of best in class products from multiple Amphenol divisions. AAS specializes in BTS antennas for Macro and also offers a complete line of site solutions, including transmission line products and RET system components. The company operates from seven strategically located factories to serve the global market and remains committed to Connecting People + Technology. ems but also offers a complete line of site solutions, including transmission line products and RET system components.  The company operates from seven strategically located factories to serve the global market and remains committed to Connecting People + Technology.

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