Powerwave Introduces Nexus FT Repeaters to Support GSM, WCDMA and LTE Deployments in EMEA Region
Supporting the Increasing Demand for Mobile Broadband Services, Powerwave’s Nexus FT Repeaters Deliver an Efficient, Multi-service Wireless Solution to Extend the Capacity and Reach of Current and Future Networks
GSMA Mobile World Congress 2010, BARCELONA, Booth 8b109 - Feb. 16, 2010 -
Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWAV), a global leader in end-to-end wireless coverage and capacity solutions, today announced the general availability of its new family of Nexus FT™ repeaters, which provide high quality, efficient multi-service wireless coverage for GSM, WCDMA and LTE deployments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The new single- and dual-band repeaters, which support 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands, address operators’ needs for high power, multi-standard network equipment to improve and extend access to 3G services and to prepare for future 4G deployments, as well as those engaged in implementing UMTS in the 900 MHz band and frequency re-farming in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.
Designed to maintain quality of service and support new mobile data services for GSM, WCDMA and LTE within current in-building coverage systems, the ultra linear performance of Powerwave’s Nexus FT repeater systems provides operators with a reliable, cost-effective and future-proof solution for extending the capacity and reach of their existing wireless networks. In turn, end users enjoy high-quality mobile coverage in indoor environments such as subways, airports, office buildings and shopping malls, and are assured full 3G and 4G capabilities can be realized in coverage areas.
Featuring a modular and robust design, the repeaters offer both a compact footprint and boast the industry’s smallest maintenance-free passive cooling package with no fans required. Powerwave Nexus FT repeaters offer the lowest total cost of ownership in the market; with “field friendly” simplified band upgrade capability, operators can implement new modulation schemes without impacting coverage footprint – reducing costs associated with network upgrades.
The product and can be deployed up to 25km (15 miles) from an existing base station to deliver an efficient, multi-service solution for today’s current and emerging 4G networks. Leveraging energy-efficient, multi-carrier power amplifiers (MCPAs) to reduce power requirements at the remote site, Nexus FT repeaters are ideal for multi-operator and multi-band deployments.
"As new and emerging wireless protocols come to market, there’s tremendous demand from wireless OEMs and operators for multi-tasking, multi-service infrastructure that is efficient in the areas of power consumption and footprint," said Khurram P. Sheikh, chief product and development officer, Powerwave Technologies, Inc. "Our new Nexus FT repeaters enable support for GSM, WCDMA and LTE simultaneously on the same unit, and offer the industry's lowest total cost of ownership coupled with low power consumption, delivering a space-efficient, multi-service solution to extend the capacity and reach of today's networks."
Powerwave’s Nexus FT repeaters can be managed remotely through Powerwave’s Netway™ Vision, an SNMP-based platform that centrally monitors and manages critical network interconnected remote controlled devices. An option is also available that enables the Nexus FT to be managed via a third-party SNMP-compliant NMS software package.
The new models include:
• Single-Band 900 MHz: RH100020/101
• Single-Band 1800 MHz: RH200020/101
• Single-Band 2100 MHz: RH600020/101
• Dual-Band 900 MHz and 1800 MHz: RH201022/101
• Dual-Band 900 MHz and 2100 MHz: RH601022/101
• Dual-Band 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz: RH602022/101
All part numbers offer an IP65 and NEMA 4 protection rating, and are fully weather- and lightning-protected for pole, rooftop or tower-top deployments.
For more information about Powerwave’s Nexus FT repeaters, please download the brochure at http://www.powerwave.com/brochures.asp, or for more information about Powerwave’s Coverage Systems solutions, please visit: http://www.powerwave.com/coveragesolutions.asp.
About Powerwave Technologies
A global leader in end-to-end wireless coverage and capacity solutions, Powerwave Technologies, Inc. offers cutting edge wireless infrastructure to address the demands of enterprise and commercial customers. Powerwave offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, including Antennas, Base Station Solutions and Coverage Solutions. Powerwave’s product line supports all wireless network protocols and frequencies including Next Generation Networks in 4G technology such as WiMAX and LTE. Powerwave solutions, products and services also help wireless operators and OEMs reduce capital and operating expenses, speed rollout of services, improve coverage and capacity, and reduce environmental impact. For more information, visit us at http://www.powerwave.com/. Powerwave, Powerwave Technologies and the Powerwave logo are registered trademarks of Powerwave Technologies, Inc.
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