Mimosa Networks announced the launch of its new N5-45x2 and N5-45x4 antennas as the latest addition to its family of purpose-built “N” series of antennas.
The two new 5 GHz antennas represent the industry’s highest performing extended frequency 45-degree sector antennas, supporting ultra-wideband spectrum from 4.9 GHz – 6.4 GHz, claims the Company. Providing the high gain and ground coverage of a sector with the sidelobe rejection of a horn, the new antennas outperform traditional sectors and horn antennas that are plagued with interference, very low gain and limited distance
With the introduction of the N5-45 sector antennas, operators can take advantage of meaningful cost reductions and revenue opportunities by adding more clients on a sector and use spectrum more efficiently, says Mimosa Networks. The antennas have been custom engineered to mitigate the interference seen in traditional sectors, caused by unmanaged sidelobes and poor front-to-back (FTB) ratios. They provide the industry’s highest 43 dB FTB ratio and leading sidelobe rejection, reducing interference and enabling twice the spectrum reuse. Their specialized design also tackles low gain and poor ground coverage, typically seen in horn antennas, and are optimized for both short and long-distance links. In addition, the antennas support an extended frequency range from 4.9 GHz – 6.4GHz, enabling service providers to escape noise in the congested 5.15 – 5.85 GHz band by providing an additional 800 MHz of spectrum beyond unlicensed 5 GHz, including the 4.9 GHz Public Safety band in the United States.
The Mimosa N5-45x2 delivers 19 dBi of gain and works with any third party 2x2 MIMO radio, while the N5-45x4 is designed to be paired with Mimosa’s 4x4 MIMO A5c or any other third party 4-port MIMO Access Point, providing downlink and uplink beamforming increasing client signal strength by +3dB.
Prairie Hills Wireless, a leading wireless provider in Nebraska, was one of the first customers to deploy the new antennas