Cirtek's Quintel gears up to ride 5G wave in US

Published May 25, 2021, 3:36 PM

by James A. Loyola

Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corporation’s subsidiary Quintel USA is gearing up to ride on the 5G wave which is seen to propel the telecommunications industry for at least the next five years.

“As the US auction on mid-band frequency has concluded with winning bidders announced and awarded last February 2021, telcos prepare ahead for much of the work on 5G network designs while spectrum is cleared for commercial use in the succeeding months,” said Cirtek.

It noted that, “Network designs are in the works with expected build to commence 2022 once airwaves become available for 5G usage as they are evacuated by satellite companies.” “In Quintel, we see the converging trend of connectivity encompassing various sectors of industry outside traditional telcos and continue to lead innovation and product differentiation to allow an ever-increasingly connected world,” Cirtek added.

The firm said 5G subscription is forecast to grow from around 0.2 billion in 2020 to 3 billion in 2025 while the global number of connected devices is projected to increase to 43 Billion in 2023, an approximated threefold increase from 2018.

By 2025, the total amount of traffic carried on mobile networks will grow to 4,150 exabytes, and 58% is likely to come from 5G where Quintel is actively engaged in.

The global 5G base station market is anticipated to grow by a CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) of around 32 percent over the forecast period of 2020-2028 and is estimated to cross market valuation of US$177 billion by 2028 according to research and market study published on March 9, 2021.

“In the process, Quintel USA, Inc. a Base Station Antenna and wireless solutions provider based out of Silicon Valley has been relentlessly dedicated at supporting its top tier carriers in North America for 5G complimentary product introductions,” Cirtek said.

The products include a total of 78 new antennas across 17 product families. Differentiating features include a standalone C-Band antenna for 5G greenfield deployments, C-Band combined with wide low and mid bands, CBRS, split beam, wide beam, roof top variants, a weight reduced line up and a 600MHz compatible antenna family engineered for next generation telco infrastructure spending.

Comprehensively, Quintel differentiates from the competition by empowering carriers with flexibility to maximize their existing 4G networks while allowing the overlay of 5G services in parallel avoiding costly legacy network overhauls as well as option to deploy pure 5G from a bottom-up approach in new site builds, maintaining inter-operability between legacy and greenfield networks.

These products are designed with Quintel customers in mind whether they are an existing Telco or a new entrant, a winner of spectrum, be it as an established or aspiring rural carrier, internet or cable company, gas, power and utilities or media and content providers as evidenced by an assortment of winning bidders of the newly minted 5G frequencies.