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Ericsson Antenna System: Creating the gateways to higher performing, more energy efficient networks

In the world of technology, antennas play a crucial role in connecting people and devices. These unsung heroes are everywhere, acting as the silent guardians of our wireless networks. Yet, despite their fundamental importance, antennas are often overlooked.

Head of Ericsson Antenna System

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Head of Ericsson Antenna System

Head of Ericsson Antenna System

#EAS #Antenna

At Ericsson Antenna System, we keep antennas fully in focus. We see antennas as gateways to higher performing, more energy efficient networks. In real life, like in the tech world, gateways can be overlooked the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. But there is beauty there, for example in the simplicity of a well-worn path, worn smooth by countless feet over time. Or even in ancient gateways, such as the traditional Japanese gates called torii I saw when I worked in Tokyo.

Just as the torii serves as a gateway between the mundane and the sacred, antennas act as gateways between the physical and digital worlds. At Ericsson Antenna System, we are dedicated to ushering in a new era where precisely engineered antenna technology becomes an essential part of society's infrastructure, seamlessly connecting the digital and physical worlds.

Traditional Japanese gate

An example of a torii, a traditional Japanese gate

We believe that the next generation of antennas that we are launching at MWC fully illustrate that commitment as we seek to redefine the standards of performance, sustainability, and cost efficiency in the telecommunications industry. Designed with precision engineering and a commitment to environmental responsibility, our antennas promises superior performance, reduced environmental impact, and significant cost savings throughout its lifecycle.

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At MWC 2024 we are ready to introduce a brand new antenna technology, an industry first antenna design, a modular Interleaved AIR solution for global market, and a novel antenna for 5G railway.

Advancing Network Performance

Building on our already strong portfolio of antennas, Ericsson Antenna System is launching next generation high-performing sustainable multi-band antennas, in different configurations, leveraging our new honeycomb structure.  

All in all, Antenna 4206 is packing more performance than ever. Thanks to precise building practices we enable better passive intermodulation (PIM) improving uplink performance and with superior beam efficiency, up to 85%, we ensure the best network performance, where it matters.

With this new range we are able to take a leap forward, expanding upon our already industry leading sustainability position, halving the embodied carbon footprint, and reducing the weight while keeping the same standard of mechanical stability.  

Efficient deployment enabled by the honeycomb structure

An industry first, Ericsson Antenna System’s new honeycomb structure creates the next generation of high performing sustainable antennas​. The structure will be available for all of our future antennas, building on our focus on improving network performance and sustainability, while simplifying deployment and reducing TCO. Inspired by nature, the honeycomb structure boosts a brand new radome material, lighter than ever, and fully recyclable and when paired with our sustainable packaging, we are minimizing the environmental impact for operators, reducing cost and risk.

Interleaved AIR highest capacity at zero footprint

Our interleaved AIR modular approach enables highest capacity at zero footprint with unmatched flexibility, thanks to wide-band beam-through technology and adaptable mechanical solution. The modular design of the antenna means it is simple to upgrade and deploy, leading to TCO reduction as well.

Purpose built to advance 5G railway communication

As Future Railway Mobile Communications System (FRMCS) replaces the obsolete GSM-R, the railway industry needs a new type of antenna which maximizes the benefits of 5G radio technologies while continuing to support GSM-R in the migration period.  That’s where FRMCS for Railway comes in, a new antenna that has been specifically designed for trackside – wind load optimized, lightweight and easy to deploy, it is built with sustainability in mind while being robust enough to withstand the toughest weather conditions possible.  

See you at MWC24!

At Ericsson Antenna System, our mission is to create antennas that not only improve communication but also play a pivotal role in everyday life, redefining how people and businesses connect and interact. I fully believe we will be able to do this at MWC24, and who knows—by the end of the week, antennas might not be so overlooked anymore.


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