BT trials new quantum radios for 5G & IoT networks

14 July 2022

BT in the UK announced a pioneering trial of a new hyper-sensitive quantum antenna technology using excited atomic states that could boost the capability of next generation 5G and IoT networks.

Atomic Radio Frequency (RF) receiver technology represents a revolutionary new way of detecting radio waves that could find much weaker signals than conventional receivers. The receiver works by using a quantum effect called “electromagnetically induced transparency” to form a highly sensitive electric field detector. BT’s trial represents the first time a digitally-encoded message has been received on a 3.6GHz (5G) carrier frequency. Previously, simple audio has been received using much higher frequencies but this trial is the first industrial demonstration using digital modulation within one of EE’s main commercial 5G frequency ranges.

This new type of receiver may reduce mobile network energy consumption, enable Internet of Things (IoT) devices to become more cost efficient and longer lasting and support lower-cost smart cities and smart agriculture. The new technology could in future form the basis of ultra-sensitive 5G receivers for use in very low power passive mobile networks.

Find out more

Mobile Mark upgrades LTM series antennas

14 July 2022

 

 

 

 

Mobile Mark’s new LTMWG946 is an upgraded version of the LTM 900 series. It combines 11-antenna elements: 4x 5G Sub-6, 6x Wi-Fi 6E and a GNSS element in one antenna housing. The company claims this solution provides extensive MIMO coverage on both 5G Sub-6 and WiFi 6E. The LTM Series antennas now can be configured with Up to 6 Wi-Fi elements. The cellular elements for the LTMWG 900 Series are optimized to cover up to 7.2 GHz.

The LTMWG946 is designed for 5G Sub-6 fixed networks such as CBRS & C-band private networks with supplemental Wi-Fi 6E coverage. This upgraded LTM series antenna is compatible with advanced multi-band routers that are designed for high speed, large data transfers using 5G or Wi-Fi 6E, but is also backwards compatible for 4G LTE & Wi-Fi 2.4/5 GHz networks. In addition, it is customizable with fewer Wi-Fi elements. Typical antenna applications include vehicle fleet management and public transportation.

Find out more

‘The perfect wireless enterprise solution’

14 July 2022

 

 

Allied Telesis brings to market the TQ6702 GEN2 Wi-Fi 6 (8x8) wireless Access Point. The company reckons the eight spatial streams on the solution enhance performance, “placing the device at the top of the class for bandwidth”. What’s more, the firm says support for real-time applications like streaming video makes the TQ6702 GEN2 ideal for education, healthcare, manufacturing and busy commercial environments. Allied Telesis also says the high-throughput TQ6702 GEN2 maximises the benefit of Channel Blanket technology without compromising on overall performance. It joins other “hybrid” access points in the Allied Telesis range that offer compatibility with legacy wireless clients and interference-free high-density AP installations. “We’ve combined the power of Wi-Fi 6 and 8 spatial streams with our Autonomous Wave Control (AWC) wireless management platform,” says Chris Dyke, sales director UK & Ireland at Allied Telesis. “AWC enables a self-tuning wireless network that automatically reconfigures itself for the best possible performance. With our Channel Blanket (AWC-CB) technology, a high-capacity single wireless blanket can connect all devices in a building without worrying about interference or limited capacity. It’s truly ‘seamless roaming’.” The new TQ6702 GEN2 Wi-Fi 6 access point joins Allied Telesis’ existing range of enterprise, small business, and outdoor access points. alliedtelesis.com

Find out more
New from Peplink

14 July 2022

  

With 9.3dBi gain, the Maritime 10 is a single-cellular antenna that can keep you connected even farther away from the shore, according to Peplink. Small and 5G ready, this antenna is a future-proof choice for any maritime applications. As the name suggests, the Maritime 10 is designed for Marine Applications IP68 rated, durable omnidirectional antenna, with UV-stable housing, providing the best signal reception. It’s also designed for 5G and offers wide bandwith - Wide frequency range (600-4200MHz) supporting LTE and 5G connectivity. Peplink also says installation is easy as the solution supports standard marine 1” 14 TPI thread mount and also has an L-shape mount for non-standard installations. peplink.com

Find out more