DT, Huber+Suhner Partner to Develop Compact Small Cells that Support 4G and 5G

DT, Huber+Suhner Partner to Develop Compact Small Cells that Support 4G and 5G Image Credit: Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is collaborating with Huber+Suhner, the specialist for electrical and optical connectivity to develop small cell solutions. The Swiss company has developed five small cell antennas for Deutsche Telekom that support 4G and 5G frequencies. 

The small cell antennas made by Huber+Suhner will be installed on public telephone boxes, bus and streetcar shelters, walls, or on LED furniture. There are various types of antennas and housing, adapted to the various requirements. Omnidirectional antennas are used for market squares, for example, and directional antennas for narrow streets.

Huber+Suhner's first small cell Sencity Urban antennas already in use in the 4G network in five cities that can cover the range of frequencies from 1.7 to 4.2 GHz. Sencity Urban antennas will be used for the first time in Kiel, Lüneburg, Osnabrück, Munich, Mülheim and other cities. These antennas can be upgraded to 5G in just a few simple steps. 

Small cells will play an increasingly important role in Deutsche Telekom’s network in the future. They are creating a significant increase in data capacity in their coverage area. 

Walter Goldenits, CTO, Telekom Deutschland
Small cell antennas are an important component of our expansion strategy. We can systematically cover squares and streets with the new antennas. This helps us create more capacity in the downtown areas and thus further optimize our network.

Claudia Bartholdi, Product Manager, Huber+Suhner
Developing small cell antennas that support 4G and 5G technology and can be integrated properly into the cityscape despite the limited space was a challenge. The Sencity Urban antennas have optimized performance and allow flexible mounting so that the network can easily be extended to 5G in urban areas.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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