Press Release

FEBRUARY 13, 2019

AW2S and Amphenol to Partner for Massive MIMO Active Antennas

 


Amboise (France), February 13, 2019 – Amphenol Antenna Solutions (AAS), global supplier of antenna solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce the start of a new partnership with SERMA – Advanced Wireless Solutions & Services (AW2S) for massive MIMO and active antennas. Combining AW2S expertise in embedded electronic for various applications and AAS know-how in the antenna market for cellular applications will enable the two companies to offer new solutions for advanced 5G antennas. Visit with us at MWC 2019 in Barcelona and meet our experts for RF, electronics and innovative base station infrastructure.

Since the first 4G and TD-LTE applications, the Radio Front End and the Antenna (radiating) System have followed a trend for closer integration with the promise of enhanced end-to-end performance. The transceiver ecosystem in 4G today and 5G tomorrow needs to face the challenges of advanced antenna features for the best possible return on investment for carriers. Thus, developing the two systems in collaboration becomes crucial. AW2S and AAS plan to mutualize their expertise and share their labs in order to bring to the market the active antenna solutions that mobile network operators will be looking for.

AW2S and AAS intend to collaborate on various projects including Massive MIMO 64T64R with 3D beamforming capabilities in the 5G targeted frequency bands. And, because virtualization and innovation are key drivers for our collaboration, AW2S is involved in the X-RAN project.

 

About AW2S
Advanced Wireless Solutions and Services (AW2S), a subsidiary of SERMA Ingenierie, is a company specializing in the design and manufacture of advanced and innovative Radio Products and solutions for wireless telecommunication macro base stations (RRU).

The AW2S team is composed of experienced engineers: electrical/RF, Embedded software, digital signal processing, coming from major companies in the cellular industry.

AW2S provides innovative products and solutions for wireless telecommunications systems performances enhancement for markets such as Cellular, PMR/Military, Space and Avionics.

Visit AW2S at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona at booth number 5K13

For more information, contact:
Jeremy Tastet
Commercial Director AW2S
j.tastet@serma.com


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 AAS 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