The mobile cellular basestation antenna is one of the most important sub-systems of the modern network architecture. Whether configured into arrays or as standalone single antennas it is the last link in the complicated mobile wireless system topology.
LTE has become the dominant driving force in new network rollouts and this advanced air interface imposes special requirements on the antenna system. The unending need for increasing data rates and capacity has made LTE a necessity for today’s wireless reality.
In this report, ABI Research explores the key market trends, the essential criteria in LTE antenna design and selection and provides a competitive assessment of the antenna vendors.