Microlab Solutions Enables 5G Deployment of Mid-band Spectrum

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Microlab, a Wireless Telecom Group company (NYSE American: WTT), announced yesterday the firm expanded its portfolio of RF signal distribution and combining solutions to enable the deployment of commercial wireless networks. The new products will use new licensed and unlicensed mid-band spectrum allocations. The new spectrum includes highly valued mid-band frequencies within the Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), C-Band, 2.5 GHz Band 41 and Release 16 5G New Radio Unlicensed (NR-U) standards. 

Mid-band spectrum is ideal for 5G due to its capacity for higher data transmission and lower transmission loss, yielding wider coverage. The company envisions Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), neutral host providers, system integrators and 3rd party operators being able to improve capacity for an increasing number of 5G connected devices. 

“As the realization of 5G networks continues, our customers are preparing their network infrastructure for upcoming mid-band spectrum allocations to capitalize the ideal balance it provides between throughput improvement and coverage for 5G,” says Dino Giordano, VP of Engineering. “Network deployments are being designed to accommodate the new frequencies now to avoid the need to rip-and-replace band-limited network components. Microlab customers value the ability to cost effectively commission networks that are future-proof with our wideband components and reduce their total cost of ownership.”

Microlab is a partner of network designers who want to take advantage of the ultra-wide bandwidth (617-5925 MHz) tappers, directional couplers, power dividers, cables assemblies, and attenuators, to support all 5G FR1 bands including the upcoming mid-band spectrum allocations. In addition, Microlab offers both standard and custom signal combining solutions, like multi-band combiners, integrated solutions, and hybrid combiners, which enable injection of the shared license CBRS band, unlicensed 5 GHz mid-band and increasingly utilized 2.5 GHz Band 41 (2496-2690 MHz) spectrum into existing networks for 5G capacity improvements.

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