Maser Technology Group is proud to be working with Alpha Wireless to supply multiband antenna technology. Alpha Wireless’s essential antenna innovations power the nbn Fixed Wireless and Satellite Upgrade Program, a $750 million investment in the Australian fixed wireless network.
Meet the Players
The Commonwealth of Australia established nbn in 2009 as a Government Business Enterprise (GBE) to design, build and operate a wholesale broadband network for Australians. Maser RF Solutions, part of the Maser Australia Group, sources advanced technology solutions from leading suppliers and provides RF solutions to its customers. Irish firm Alpha Wireless designs and manufactures innovative antenna solutions that solve tough network challenges worldwide.
Alpha’s Solutions Enhance Performance
Alpha Wireless’s Australian-based R&D team designed these antennas, incorporating advanced high-efficiency pattern-shaping technology. The high-performance radiation patterns of these antennas limit co-channel interference from neighbouring sectors, providing a higher signal-to-noise ratio than conventional base station antennas.
With lower interference, nbn can achieve greater spectral efficiency, higher throughput for their end users and the capability to support higher-speed product tiers. This ability is essential to help nbn enhance its fixed wireless network performance for the benefit of hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses across regional and remote Australia.
Filling a Need with Innovative Technology
Peter Liversidge, Director of Alpha Wireless’s R&D office in Sydney, said Alpha Wireless was extremely proud to provide nbn with antennas for its fixed wireless network, winning the bid through a competitive technical and commercial evaluation process.
“Alpha Wireless has been supplying base station antennas to nbn since the beginning of its fixed wireless network rollout. However, for this upgrade program, nbn required dual-band antennas that were more sophisticated and could provide increased network capacity without impacting tower loading.”Peter Liversidge, Director of Alpha Wireless’s R&D office in Sydney
Alpha Wireless drew on extensive experience designing innovative, high-efficiency antennas with advanced pattern-shaping technology that directs more power to where it’s needed and less to where it isn’t. This capability is essential for fixed wireless networks where co-channel interference from neighboring sectors can heavily impact network performance.
“Putting poorly performing antennas on an advanced fixed wireless network such as nbn’s is like putting retread tyres on a Ferrari; it doesn’t make much sense to limit the potential capacity of the network like that. We were delighted to help nbn with this project and look forward to continuing a close relationship with them in the years to come.”Peter Liversidge, Director of Alpha Wireless’s R&D office in Sydney
An Antenna Partner to Grow With
Alpha Wireless is your antenna partner wherever you are in the world and however you plan to grow your network. We advise, design and customize antenna solutions that power modern network expansions. Contact us today and speak with one of our antenna experts. We have solutions for you.