NGMN Working on Efficient 5G Deployment

2020-02-14

RF Cluster Connector Meeting

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance has executed a successful project meeting on 5G antenna deployment, bringing various experts from around the world together to discuss antenna deployment practices and challenges.

The meeting – kindly hosted by NGMN Partner Rosenberger – brought together base station manufacturers, antenna manufacturers, cable and connector manufacturers and service providers. All participants engaged in intense discussion about 8T8R TDD deployments and in particular cable pin-out and labelling for the connection between base stations and antennas.

Following engagement from across the industry, the project meeting made significant steps towards advancing antenna deployments and overcoming current challenges faced by the industry. We look forward to announcing more and concluding this project with a public recommendation later this year by summer 2020.