NEC Corporation introduced a new radio units for 5G base station

CIOReviewIndia Team | Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 10:23 IST

NEC Corporation  introduced a new radio units for 5G base station NEC Corporation Wednesday launched new radio units (RU) for 5G base stations aimed at global markets and will be available in 2022.

The new RUs are said to be compatible with the n77, n78, and C-band (3.7GHz) frequency range.

Additionally, the ultra-multi-element antennas utilizing Massive MIMO and digital beamforming for high-precision beams will enable high-speed, high-capacity communications between a wider number range of terminals, an official statement said.

The RUs conform to O-RAN fronthaul interface specifications defined by the O-RAN Alliance and will be compatible with base station equipment from different vendors, making it possible to build open and flexible networks according to a wide range of use cases.

"NEC has long been developing 5G base station equipment for global markets. As illustrated by the announcement from Vodafone earlier this month, NEC is investing to maintain a market-leading position in the Open RAN ecosystem,” said Patrick Lopez, VP of product management, 5G products, NEC.

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