PCTEL test tools enable spectrum clearing for 4G, 5G networks

PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a provider of performance critical TELecom solutions, has launched 600 MHz network testing capabilities on its IBflex scanning receiver and SeeWave interference locating system, the company said.

Following the Federal Communication Commission´s 600 MHz broadcast spectrum auction, wireless operators in the United States are planning 4G and 5G network deployments on this spectrum. PCTEL´s product suite supports initial spectrum clearing and propagation validation at 600 MHz for both 4G and 5G networks. The IBflex also supports complete RF signal measurements for 600 MHz LTE network deployment and optimization.

A single IBflex can be leveraged for a variety of network engineering activities. The IBflex provides RF signal measurements for 600 MHz LTE networks as well as all currently deployed cellular bands and technologies. It also supports spectrum clearing and CW testing across its entire 10 MHz to 6 GHz range. Finally, the IBflex provides the spectrum analysis engine for SeeWave, as well as PCTEL´s specialized tools for DAS commissioning and antenna verification testing.

Existing IBflex scanning receivers and SeeWave software can be upgraded remotely to support, the recently auctioned 600 MHz band (E-UTRA band 71). PCTEL also provides a new antenna for the SeeWave interference locating system which covers the 600 MHz band.

PCTEL delivers Performance Critical TELecom technology solutions to the wireless industry. We are the global supplier of antennas and wireless network testing solutions. PCTEL Connected Solutions designs and manufactures precision antennas. PCTEL antennas are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and devices for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). PCTEL RF Solutions provides test tools and engineering services that improve the performance of wireless networks globally. Mobile operators, neutral hosts, and equipment manufacturers rely on PCTEL to analyze, design, and optimize next generation wireless networks.