CellMax today announces the launch of the world’s best performing multiband antenna.
CellMax opens the world’s most modern antenna lab and research facility
Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 17:46
STOCKHOLM - SWEDEN JUNE 12th 2012, CellMax Technologies, a Swedish leading provider of advanced ultra-high efficiency base station antennas, yesterday opened its new state of the art indoor antenna laboratory, measuring range and research facility in Sweden. The new lab was formally inaugurated by H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf in the presence of global telecom industry leaders, ambassadors and other dignitaries.
CellMax new antenna laboratory, research center and antenna measuring range represents an investment of well over 20 million Skr (€2.2m ; $2.8m) and is considered one of the most modern and most advanced of its kind in Europe and the rest of the world. It will be used to research and test ‘next generation’ base station antennas as a key ingredient in mobile network performance.
The antenna laboratory and research center was officially opened yesterday by H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.R.H. Prince Daniel in in the presence of global telecom industry leaders, ambassadors and other dignitaries.
For pictures of the event, please go to http://cellmax.se/press/images
For H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf's speech, please click here
”We will now have a world class research facility for our world class research team”, said Einar Ahlström, CEO, CellMax Technologies. “This will boost the research capacity of CellMax enormously, to the ultimate benefit of our customers. Of course, we are most happy that Swedish royalty and global industry leaders alike chose to visit us for this memorable occasion.”
Known as a near-field antenna measuring range, the new 1,200 square meter facility includes a 550 cubic meter shielded anechoic near-field antenna measuring chamber along with a fully equipped state-of-the-art antenna design laboratory. The low reflectivity and high isolation anechoic chamber is equipped with a fully automated spherical near field BTS antenna measurement system which supports multiple testing configurations for maximum flexibility and throughput.
The research center offers very high accuracy and repeatability of antenna parameter measurement throughout its 690MHz to 2,8 GHZ operating range. It supports characterization and testing of all types of cellular base station antennas. It is further enabled by sophisticated software which allows for very accurate analysis of the measured results.
The new facilities will also host CellMax new global headquarters. The building is located in Kista, a world-leading cluster in mobile communications just north of Stockholm, Sweden and home to many ICT related companies (including the global headquarters of Ericsson, the world's largest mobile telecommunications equipment vendor).
Higher signal strength and improved data throughput
CellMax is one of the fastest growing technology companies in Sweden and Europe. Many of the world’s leading mobile operators and suppliers of network equipment have purchased and use CellMax antennas today; The antennasare presently in operation in more than 20 countries on all six inhabited continents.
CellMax’s revolutionary antenna technology virtually eliminates power losses within the antenna, leading to a dramatic improvement in the base stations’ transmission capacity. With higher signal strength, mobile operators can achieve a significant increase in geographical area coverage, improved indoor penetration, increased traffic, improved data throughput and reduced production costs per call – all without any increase in power consumption.
Increased transmission capacity is crucial for mobile operators to cope with a 150 per cent annual increase in mobile data traffic in the world’s mobile networks. This increase in data traffic is driven by the emergence and use of smartphones, apps and videos. Mobile data traffic is expected to increase 26-fold between 2010 and 2015. Operators’ network equipment needs to be optimized and upgraded to handle this rapid and significant increase in traffic.
This development has put new industry focus on base station antennas, previously regarded a network commodity. New ultra-high efficiency antennas are very inexpensive in the context of network infrastructure, and easy to deploy or swap. The positive effects on transmission and improved customer experience are immediate and the payback period can often be counted in mere days.
For additional information please contact:
Einar AhlströmCEO, CellMax Technologies AB
Phone: +46 8 755 12 80
Mobile: +46 70 157 00 00
About CellMax Technologies:
CellMax Technologies develops and markets ultra-high efficiency base station antennas for mobile networks. CellMax’s revolutionary antenna technology reduces the power losses within the antenna to close to zero, resulting in higher signal strength and a dramatic increase in geographical area coverage, improved indoor penetration, increased net traffic, improved data throughput and reduced production costs per call.
CellMax’s unique and patented antenna design is based on quasi waveguide technology with air as dielectric, which virtually eliminates power losses; Traditional antennas lose 20-60 percent power through the cables. With CellMax’s antennas, mobile operators can reduce the power consumption in their radio networks by up to 30 percent – or use the same amount of power to improve network performance.
Consumers benefit from a dramatic improvement of indoor coverage, radically improved data speed and capacity, fewer dropped calls, a significant improvement of battery power consumption in the handsets, etc.
CellMax’s customers include several of the world’s largest mobile operators and manufacturers of telecom equipment (e.g. T-Mobile, Huawei, Hutchison, NSN, and ZTE). CellMax antennas have been deployed all over the world and are in use on all six inhabited continents in the world.CellMax was founded in 2001 and has headquarters in Sweden with subsidiaries in the USA and Singapore.