Antennas: Radiall and Leti lay the groundwork for 5G telecoms

Categorie(s) : Education, Industry, News

Published : 1 October 2019

Radiall and Leti have worked together on a variety of multi-partner R&D projects and contract R&D projects since 2003. Today, they are deepening their partnership through a new joint lab that will develop antennas for tomorrow’s 5G telecommunications infrastructure. The fronthaul/backhaul* links use frequencies from 50 GHz to 90 GHz, where high-gain antennas must be used to offset high transmission losses. The joint lab will also address the challenge of cost: Because IoT devices require many connection points, antennas must be affordable.

The partners previously developed a 5G antenna now sold by Radiall. The company will initially assign around ten employees to the new lab with the goal of getting new products to the market within 18 to 36 months.


*Intermediate links between the network backbone and edge



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