U.S. firm JMA announced that its TEKO platform will provide industry support of two critical indoor deployment spectrum bands for New T-Mobile and Dish Network.
The firm said that the TEKO platform supports the full range of available 2.5 GHz mid band for New T-Mobile as well as AWS-4, a deployment band available for Dish.
“For large multi-carrier spaces, pre-building the capability to serve all current and future bands from every carrier has never been more important. Since 2017, JMA’s TEKO platform has offered the industry’s highest total bandwidth and broadest set of carrier bands, including anticipated spectrum needs across both 4G and future 5G,” the company said in a release.
JMA said it has delivered systems for over 400 large venues with these extended band capabilities, creating a “plug and play” option that allows New T-Mobile and DISH to take advantage of their spectrum assets as fast as possible.
“The sheer size of the 2.5 GHz band becomes problematic for bandwidth-sensitive platforms, many of which have single-band limitations of 80 megahertz. The result is a choice between supporting less than half the available average bandwidth of New T-Mobile’s 2.5 GHz or requiring a costly upgrade. If the single band limitation is solved, the same platforms are faced with total system bandwidth limitations of 320 megahertz, which also drive additional system upgrades. JMA’s TEKO platform has no bandwidth limitations and supports even the most spectrum rich 2.5 GHz license areas, some of which offer nearly 200 megahertz of bandwidth,” JMA said.
JMA also noted that the same TEKO platform supports AWS-4, an available deployment band for DISH. “As a new carrier, the need for network deployment speed and coverage are especially critical in areas that support large concentrations of potential customers. These areas, like stadiums and arenas, are typically the most complex in terms of access and upgrade timing. Any short-term path to access provides immediate value,” JMA said.
The platform enables connectivity between the remote units (RUs) and the master unit (MU) with a single optical fiber per remote unit, resulting in installation savings of at least 50% The TEKO DAS provides cellular coverage and capacity for indoor and outdoor environments. One of its main components, the rack-mounted master unit, combines different high-speed wireless technologies, such as LTE and UMTS, with multiple bands to serve the various needs of the environment. The TEKO DAS can introduce new services or enhance existing technology without any major system upgrades, according to JMA.