Quintel Adds WCS Support with Release of 8-Port Pentaband Slimline Antenna

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Quintel’s 8-Port Pentaband Antenna adds support for WCS and allows operators to deploy five major frequency bands in North America on one antenna.

Quintel®, a leading innovator of spectrum-and space-efficient antennas for wireless networks, has introduced for commercial operation its next series of industry-leading MultiServTM 8-Port Slimline Antennas. The Quintel Ultra Broadband (UBB) Antenna was announced in Q2 of 2013 and is now available for order by customers across North America.

The Quintel UBB MultiServ 8-Port Pentaband Antenna with patented QTilt™ technology uniquely delivers 8 ports and up to four independent service tilts as two low-band (i.e. 1x 698-787MHz service (3GPP Bands 12, 13, 17, 29) and 1x 824-894MHz services (3GPP Band 5), and 2x 1710-2360MHz services (including 3GPP Bands 2, 4, 25, 30) in a single slim-line 12”/300mm wide antenna. This enables existing Cellular and/or PCS Band antenna-constrained sites to be upgraded to LTE in 700MHz, AWS and/or WCS bands with the replacement of one like-for-like antenna. The Quintel UBB MultiServ Pentaband 8-Port Slimline Antenna is an ideal solution for independently optimizing multiple services when rapidly introducing new services. Technology agnostic, each band provides flexibility for optimizing existing and future technologies such as GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA, CDMA/EVDO, LTE/LTE-Advanced including MIMO implementations. The tilt of each service is controlled independently via internal RET actuators compliant to AISG1.1, AISG2.0 and 3GPP protocols. Quintel’s Pentaband Antennas also allow for 4-Branch MIMO using CLA-2X antenna configuration to be exploited at the high-bands.

“Quintel introduced its first generation of 8-Port antennas in 2012, which were immediately adopted and deployed by major operators for their antenna-constrained sites. With the release of our Pentaband platform, operators can continue to enjoy the ability to deploy all their bands and technologies on fewer antennas without compromise of their coverage and capacity goals,” said Joe Veni, Quintel’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “Operators can also extract the maximum capacity for minimum cost from their existing physical sites without incurring the cost of tower upgrades and redevelopment or having to install costly, complex and inefficient combining schemes.”

Unlike conventional multi-port antennas, Quintel’s technology empowers operators to reduce unnecessary infrastructure and thereby allows them to more quickly and efficiently expand their services and networks. Since 2006, North American, European and Indian deployments are demonstrating positive and measurable performance and economic results relative to operator coverage through a combination of increased radiation (RAD) centers, antenna consolidation, and additional cost savings on both initial capital outlays and recurring operating expenses. Thus operators can deploy faster, with lower costs, and fully maintain their desired quality of service with complete reliability and minimal downtime.

About Quintel
Quintel is an innovative leader in wireless network antenna technology development. The company’s products enable wireless operators worldwide to independently deploy and optimize multiple air interfaces or services on a single standard antenna platform. Quintel is the only antenna maker whose products can increase a wireless network’s capacity, and the number of services, without increasing the number of antennas or size. Its core technologies originated in the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence and are now deployed throughout the world. Quintel is headquartered in Rochester, NY, USA with additional offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. More information about Quintel is available at http://www.quintelsolutions.com.

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“Quintel” and the Quintel logo are registered trademarks, and “QTilt”, “MultiServ” and “New Dimensions in Wireless” are trademarks, of Quintel Technology Limited. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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