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28-Oct-2007 Print page

RFS and Nokia Siemens Networks team-up for microwave solutions

A selection of microwave antennas from global wireless solutions group, Radio Frequency Systems, has successfully met rigorous product qualification requirements, set by one of the world’s leading wireless communications corporations, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). Working closely with NSN, RFS has developed a range of single-polarised solid parabolic point-to-point microwave antennas, specifically matched to NSN’s outdoor units (ODU). The new NSN-approved antennas support 7 to 38GHz frequency ranges in diameter sizes of two and four feet.  

The RFS antennas have been custom-developed to allow the NSN ODU to mount directly on to the back of the antenna, making inter-linking waveguide unnecessary. According to RFS Program Director NSN, Günter Mechsner, the antennas were subjected to a broad spectrum of performance tests in order to obtain approval. “The antennas satisfied a range of stringent mechanical performance criteria, including wind-speed, vibration and protection requirements, while still delivering optimized RF performance,” said Mechsner. “In fact, many of the antennas were installed on ‘live’ transmission sites and subjected to the rigors of everyday wireless network operation.  

In addition to carrying out practical tests on the RFS microwave antennas, NSN conducted a three-day on-site audit of RFS’s design and manufacturing procedures at the company’s microwave antenna manufacturing facility in Trignac, France. “Understandably, NSN has to be able to rely on its suppliers 100 percent,” said Mechsner. “The audit highlighted the similarities of RFS and NSN’s vigilance regarding quality assurance.” 

NSN-approved RFS microwave antennas are already being deployed in wireless networks across the globe. “The partnering of these two technology leaders will provide end-users with complete microwave solutions on a global scale,” said Mechsner. “One of our aims as a wireless technology leader is to provide support to companies, such as NSN, thereby assisting the rapid network rollout of microwave networks throughout the world.” 

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Custom-developed RFS antennas allow the NSN outdoor unit to mount directly on to the back of the antenna, making inter-linking waveguide unnecessary. 

Trademarks: Radio Frequency Systems® and RFS® are trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of Radio Frequency Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

Company backgroundRadio Frequency Systems is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure.  

RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.

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