Schiller Park, IL (PressExposure) May 03, 2011 -- Mobile Mark has introduced new broadband mobile antennas to build upon its extensive line of dual band mobile antennas.
The new RM-WLF-1C, Broadband Surface Mount Antenna offers coverage from 694-894 MHz & 1.7-2.7 GHz, whereas traditional dual band mobile antennas offer coverage on the established cellular bands at 850 & 1900 MHz.
This is significant because in the last few years wireless markets have become more complex. With the growing demand for bandwidth and wireless capacity, additional spectrum has been released for auction. In the US, auctions have been held for three significant swatches of spectrum. Specifically, auctions were held for the AWS 1.7 & 2.1 GHz bands, the 700 MHz band, and the 2.5-2.7 GHz band.
The new RM-WLF-1C Broadband Mobile Antenna was introduced by Mobile Mark in response to expansions in the wireless spectrum being used by existing carriers. This new broadband antenna can be used when traditional dual band mobile antennas will not have sufficient coverage.
"We already had quite a few surface mount M2M antennas that cover Cellular 850 & 1900 MHz," according to Michael Berry, President & CEO. "As new wireless systems come on line, our customers are asking for M2M antennas that will allow them to cover the additional bands. Developing an antenna that has a wide enough bandwidth to cover both the LTE 700 MHz band and the WiMAX 2.5 GHz band is quite a feat."
In the past, all of the Cellular Carriers had access to the same bands of spectrum at 850 & 1900 MHz. Phones, radios and dual band mobile antennas that worked for one Carrier would work for all the Carriers.
But today, different Carriers own or have access to different spectrum. AT&T for example, has access to 700 MHz as well as 850 & 1900 MHz.
T-Mobile, the company that AT&T hopes to acquire, has access to the AWS spectrum at 1.7 & 2.1 GHz as well as to the traditional cellular bands at 850 & 1900 MHz. Sprint/Clearwire has access to 2.5-2.7 GHz as well as 850 & 1900 MHz. These are just three operators; there are many others that also have a mix of spectrum in their hip pocket.
This broadband RM-WLF-1C antenna is as compact and attractive as Mobile Mark's dual band mobile antennas and can fit in to just about any setting. The complete antenna measures only 1.75-inches in diameter by 3-inches in height (4.5 cm x 7.6 cm).
The antenna is typically built with a 1-foot (31 cm) RG-58 cable pigtail but has the option of a built in N female connector.