Press Release

FEBRUARY 12, 2019

Amphenol Antenna Solutions:  Meet the Brand New NodeLine Antenna Family at MWC Barcelona 2019, Booth 7B51

 

Amboise (France), February 12, 2019 – Amphenol Antenna Solutions (AAS), global supplier of antenna solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce the introduction of the NodeLine multiband antenna family. The NodeLine family is the perfect match for carriers willing to prepare their network for 4.5G and 5G operations. Come to our booth at MWC 2019 in Barcelona and learn more about the benefits of NodeLine.

When Telcos consider their network evolution toward 4.5G and 5G, cell site engineering is always a potential source of challenges. Site upgrade, site acquisition and antenna installation are hardly straight forward and anticipation is more than welcome to speed-up the rollout. However, one key question is – how to select the right antenna configuration, how to make sure the antenna is futureproof and won’t be swapped out after a year or two? The answer is about flexibility and full support of pre-5G features, on top of an easy upgrade to 5G.


The NodeLine family (Node for Network Optimization & Densification Ecosystem), a long tradition of innovation and flexible solution.

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 and last but not least brings the capability of upgrading with an extension kit for 3.5 GHz active or passive 4G/5G and massive MIMO operations. It also inherits all the benefits of the TwinLine family:

  • Compact chassis for low visual impact
  • Shaped profile for best-in-class wind load
  • Amphenol patented field upgradable RET system with its embedded manual override and tilt indicator.

 

Thus, Telcos can deploy the latest 4.5G technologies and will be ready for 5G, whatever the 5G scenario.

 

Prepare 5G with NodeLine

The most tangible innovation with NodeLine is indeed the compatibility with an extension kit that can host different types of antennas intended for 5G:

  • 3.5 GHz passive panel for TDD operations and beamforming
  • 3.5 GHz active panel from major RAN vendors like Nokia
  • Amphenol active 64T64R panel (LSA for Large Scale antenna), working in band 42, 43 or n78


This extension kit can be installed at any time on top of the NodeLine panel, ideally when installing the NodeLine itself in order to save installation costs. From the outside, the system looks like a single antenna panel, same color and form factor. The extension kit is an empty enclosure (like a canister or user space). Once the decision for the 5G antenna solution is made, then the 5G panel (active or passive) can easily be slid in the extension kit, without dismantling the mounting hardware. No need to renegotiate the site lease, the system looks the same with and without its 5G part.

The NodeLine family is the ideal passive antenna solution enabling the transition from 4G to 5G in multiple scenarios.


ABOUT AMPHENOL ANTENNA SOLUTIONS

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.

Visit us at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona at booth number 7B51

For more information, contact:
Arnaud Baron
VP Sales & Marketing EMEA-APAC
abaron@amphenol-antennas.com