BT Start Trials For New Antenna Technology To Boost 5G Coverage In UK


The company BT (British Telecom) has been speculating that, the new antenna technology can possibly improve the 5G network range and provide greater sensitivity than the conventional radio antennas. The company is also undertaking a trial of the new antenna technology that has the potential for boosting the range of the 5G networks.

The receiver technology is working by utilising a quantum effect called the electromagnetically induced transparency for the purpose of producing greater sensitivity in the terms of finding the weaker signals and the company is speculating that, this can possibly boost the sensitivity by over 100 times.

A spokesperson from BT has explained that, how the antenna equipment is going work and a conventional dipole antenna has been a macroscopic solid conductor and is subject to the thermal noise as the billions atoms integrate with each other at room temperature.

Currently, the research team at the BT Labs based in Martlesham have been working towards identifying the optimum radio frequency (RF) modulation and also signal processing for the future use in the radio networks along with miniaturising the equipment.

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However, this process is going to be taking time and the technology is also having the potential for providing a higher standard of sensitivity significantly than the standard radio antennas, and this is going to be mean a decrease of the mobile network energy consumption and the potential for the receivers for being positioned in the locations that are hard to reach.