Currently, more frequency bands and system modes make it complicated for antenna installation. And site renting becomes more difficult and expensive for operators especially in hotspot area of large cities. Operators are urgent to introduce an overlay network to achieve evolution to LTE without influencing their ongoing 2G/3G services. To solve the problem, ZTE has launched LTE BeamHop AAS which features multi-mode, highly compact, low consumption and high performance to meet operator’s new requirement.
ZTE LTE BeamHop Solution
ZTE’s LTE BeamHop AAS is the leading commercial solution for active antennas. It integrates the LTE radio unit into the antenna. By coordinating the multichannel RF and antenna oscillator, AAS implements beamforming and RF signal receiving/transmitting.
It supports integration of active and passive antennas, reduces feeder connections and increases transmission power of the base station and sensitivity of the receivers. This significantly boosts network capacity and coverage. The BeamHop solution also supports MIMO, beamforming, and flexible configuration to suit different coverage scenarios. A new LTE network can be deployed without purchasing any additional antenna site space, reducing installation costs and maximizing existing resources. This product is especially beneficial to operators competing in developed markets where the cost of renting antenna site space is high.
Figure LTE AAS H2600 Overlay UMTS site
The new ZTE LTE BeamHop AAS solution enables one deployment, two networks and flexible coverage. This solution increases the transmission power of the base station and the sensitivity of the receivers, which significantly boosts network capacity and coverage. This BeamHop solution will help operators smoothly transit from 2G/3G to LTE without adding new antenna space. In turn, that will greatly reduce construction costs and accelerate commercial progress.