5G networks outdoors, a new solution to bring the connection everywhere

Qualcomm presented the compact platform for simplified outdoor connections

Qualcomm Technologies has introduced the Qualcomm Compact Macro 5G RAN platform, infrastructure for simplified outdoor connections, with the intention of being high-performance, cost-effective and energy-efficient for mobility and fixed wireless access. This new platform, which meets cost and range priority criteria for mmWave wide-range coverage, leverages the Qualcomm FSM 5G RAN platform with support for 256-element macro-level antenna modules, capable of delivering up to 60dBm peak EIRP and up to 1GHz spectrum.

The mmWave is a very efficient technology for large-area outdoor 5G networks: the aim is to facilitate the growth of the deployment of infrastructures of this type, drastically reducing the barriers to the provision of coverage and capacity in a large area . The number of homes, offices, cafes, etc. that can be connected to a single outdoor base station is critical. “Building on our leadership in 5G and mmWave infrastructure, we are pleased to announce a new long-range outdoor platform for compact macro cells that presents our customers and operators with a highly differentiated cost-performance paradigm compared to traditional macro solutions,” he said. Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, cellular modems and infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

“This innovative solution will simplify deployments and accelerate mmWave adoption by providing the range, performance, power efficiency, and form factor our partners need at an attractive price point. We are excited to extend our leadership technology and our experience to help the ecosystem fully realize the benefits of mmWave for outdoor 5G networks,” continues Malladi. The new Qualcomm Compact Macro 5G RAN platform is expected to be rolled out to customers starting Q1 2023.