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LTE Antennas

 

PCTEL offers a complete portfolio of antennas supporting 700 MHz and other 4G LTE bands for fixed, mobile and portable applications. We are a leader in multiband and MIMO antenna technology as well as in the design and testing of LTE networks. Many of PCTEL's antenna designs are certified by major wireless carriers in conjunction with the leading OEM radio and router products because of their high efficiency and superior RF performance. Learn more about LTE below.

About LTE

Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the world's leading 4G cellular network technology. It allows network operators to greatly increase both peak network data throughput rates and total network capacity. LTE's high data rates and low latency enable applications such as streaming HD video, high definition Voice over LTE (VoLTE), broadcasting, and public safety emergency response.

LTE supports a wide variety of operating bands at bandwidths ranging from 1.4 MHz to 20 MHz. This makes LTE a natural upgrade path for carriers with both GSM/UMTS and CDMA2000 networks. Different LTE frequencies and bands are being used in different countries across various continents, including North America, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Bands currently in use range from 450 MHz to 2700 MHz, with bands as high as 3.5 GHz already defined. PCTEL antennas currently support key LTE frequency bands in the United States as well as many frequency bands used by LTE networks internationally.Please consult specifications listed on each antenna product datasheet to determine if it supports the frequency range needed for your application.

In addition to the ability to use more wireless spectrum, LTE supports its high data rates with Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology. MIMO technology uses multiple spatially separated antenna elements to greatly increase the amount of data that can be sent over the same wireless spectrum. LTE MIMO antennas must be carefully designed in order to get the full benefit of MIMO technology. PCTEL's Dual LTE antennas support MIMO with multiple antenna ports in a single compact housing. All other PCTEL LTE antennas require proper installation of multiple antenna elements to maximize MIMO performance.


 
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