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Out of the Noise: Christine Blair, Kaelus – Technology Agnostic but creating tools that are vital to the future of the telecommunications industry

The Out of the Noise team recently had the opportunity to speak with Vice-President of Research and Development for Kaelus, Christine Blair about the industry, technology and innovation.

During the conversation, Christine shared details around the work Kaelus is doing today while hinting at the future.

We talked all things 5G, antenna testing, PIM, radio technology and what the future of the telecommunications industry might look like.

Check out part 1 of our Q&A with Christine below:

  1. Can you describe 5G and the type of work Kaelus does with 5G technologies?

Kaelus products are typically technology agnostic. In other words, an RF (Radio Frequency) conditioning product or antenna would operate regardless of the technology, whether 2G, 3G, 4G or 5G.

  1. What do you envision the next 5-10 years will look like for 5G and the emergence of 6G?

Over the last few years, we have seen spectrum auction for new frequency bands in many countries: for example, the “C Band” at 3.5- 3.7GHz in many countries, the recent low band spectrum auction in Australia and the deployment of the 700band in Europe.

These new frequency allocations have led to new requirements for RF conditioning products, Antenna and PIM test equipment. As a result, our RF conditioning and antenna product lines have evolved into integrated solutions to minimise the quantity of hardware required for the deployment of multiple frequency bands.

From an antenna point of view, we see the emergence of the Massive MIMO panel with integrated miniature filters.

The 5G radios have a more stringent constraint on time synchronisation than the 4G system: Kaelus has developed a new line of GNSS antennas to enhance the communication links between the radios and the satellites.

Be sure to tune in next week for part 2.