Cirtek beefs up antenna line

Thursday, July 09, 2020
by: CEC

By Malaya Business Insight

July 9, 2020


Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. said its unit Quintel USA Inc. has released nine new antenna part numbers equipped with citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) frequencies.

This frequency band, previously reserved for the Federal Government’s navy, aircraft and satellite applications, was recently released for commercial use by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in January this year, which allows wireless carriers to deploy 5G mobile networks using the CBRS spectrum without acquiring additional licenses.

“Quintel’s new antennas utilize the 3.5GHz CBRS band which is designed to improve wireless broadband access and performance in the US,” Cirtek said.

Cirtek said Quintel was approved by one of the top two largest carriers for the supply of CBRS antennas last week.

”Our new antennas are designed to open up 150MHz of new information highway  spectrum to US networks,” said Jorge Aguilar, Cirtek president,.

Aguilar said Cirtek unit Cirtek Advanced Technologies and Solutions Inc. (CATSI), a microwave and millimeter wave manufacturer, has inked a multi-million project with a Silicon Valley based tech company for the production of 5G-supporting chipsets to be used in fiber optic networks.

Aguilar said each chipset enables data processing speeds of up to 400Gbps in optical networks. Such capability, when used collectively will allow great scalability and cater to the growing data processing requirements of an increasingly networked society.