The race to make the next giant leap in wireless communication depends on sliver of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum called the C-Band. Mastering the C-Band will drive the future of wireless communication.
What is the C-Band?
Within the RF spectrum, the C-Band is the range from 4 to 8 GHz. The U.S. reserves different blocks of the RF spectrum for different purposes, with the C-Band largely reserved for communication, navigation, astronomy, and more. Some blocks are reserved for the general public—the airwaves are considered public property—but private operators can buy exclusive rights to a block of the RF spectrum at government auction—when they are available.
5G and C-Band: Stronger signals. Wider coverage.
5G operators spend billions on blocks of frequencies near the low end of the C-Band. Why? These frequencies allow higher effective radiated power (EIRP), which 5G antenna designs use to cover a wide footprint with increased signal capacity. That means a larger, faster, more reliable high-speed wireless network with fewer base stations.
The Anritsu Field Master Pro is a high-performance handheld RF spectrum analyzer. Continuous frequency coverage from 9 kHz to 9/14/20/26.5/32/43.5/54 GHz helps to meet the unique needs of 5G technologies.
5G Applications: mmWave frequencies, Active antenna systems, Beamforming
The ACCESS Master is a compact handheld all-in-one tester for performing optical pulse tests, optical loss/power measurements, and optical fiber end-face inspections. It is the preferred tool for installation and maintenance of trunk fibers and troubleshooting Access networks.
5G Applications: Optical OTDR