The Mobile Telecommunications Network Infrastructure market has been Filtronic’s main focus for a number of years. Having built an enviable reputation supplying technically advanced products to the main western OEMs in this sector and continue to work hard to further develop opportunities here.
The telecoms market is constantly developing and changing. The advent of smart phones and in particular video apps in recent years has generated year-on-year increase demands for network capacity. This has created a significant opportunity for Filtronic to supply advanced, multi-port, ultra wide band antennas and is driving spectrally efficient technologies such as massive MIMO.
In addition to network access products Filtronic supplies high frequency, ultra-high capacity transceivers that are necessary to backhaul the huge amounts of data being consumed in modern networks.
Massive MIMO will be a key technology in the development of 5G networks and combined with Filtronic’s high frequency transceiver knowhow, it’s ideally placed to participate in this next exciting generation of telecoms technology.
The Critical Communications market includes public safety, defence and aerospace customers and also includes emerging applications such as 5G X-haul and high-altitude pseudo satellites.
Public safety refers to telecommunications networks dedicated for use by the emergency services. Filtronic accesses this market by selling filters and combiners to the leading public safety OEM. In addition, Filtronic supply microwave components used in wireless backhaul transceivers for these networks.
The critical communications market is highly driven by government spending. Geo-political instability is leading to renewed expenditure on more advanced defence and public security equipment and technology.
The future of RF communication continues to be exciting and Filtronic’s relevance to its customers and markets has never been greater. Filtronic are supplying products and technologies to leading businesses in mobile telecommunications infrastructure and critical communications markets that will see major deployments in the coming years.