Products & Capabilities

PCTEL’s products include external and embedded antennas, RF ancillary products, and RF test and measurement tools. We offer best-in-class antenna system design, radio integration, testing, modeling, and manufacturing capabilities for our antenna customers.

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Company

PCTEL provides Performance Critical TELecom technology solutions. Our brand stands for excellence and innovation in antennas and test and measurement solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers.

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Investor Relations

PCTEL is noted for its financial stability, global distribution, and experienced management team. PCTEL’s strong foundation gives its product groups—Connected Solutions and RF Solutions—the support they need to develop innovative wireless solutions.

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5G Solutions

Overview

Emerging 5G standards are opening a new frontier in communications technologies. With their expanded throughput and lower latency, 5G standards enable applications in public safety, fleet management, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), such as virtual reality, machine learning, and advanced cyber-physical systems. 5G offers a variety of flexible protocols for different use cases, such as fixed, mobile, and IoT networks. 5G can operate as a separate, standalone technology, but 5G standards will also enable Non-Standalone (NSA) networks, providing added capacity and functionality to existing 4G LTE networks. 5G also expands network capacity by opening new millimeter wave (mmW) and other high frequency spectrum for use and creating new opportunities for using shared and unlicensed spectrum, including at 3.5 GHz CBRS and 5 GHz. Many 5G networks will leverage new and existing small cell infrastructure and MIMO antenna systems. The complex array of 5G technologies will require advanced antenna technologies, sophisticated device design, and careful field testing to deliver return on investment for both network operators and enterprise users.

Why PCTEL

Our experience designing small cell antennas and MIMO antenna systems puts PCTEL in a unique position to provide comprehensive antenna solutions for customers who are upgrading or deploying new networks. As leaders in antennas and embedded systems for the IIoT, we will provide critical components for the adoption of LTE-M and other low power 5G technologies. Our RF hardware engineering teams will work closely with our antenna customers to facilitate the deployment of integral antenna systems and antenna arrays that include 5G support. PCTEL’s SeeGull® flex scanning receivers adapt to new protocols and frequencies, providing accurate data needed to design and optimize 5G networks and ensure their interoperability with legacy technologies. PCTEL scanning receivers also work with our SeeWave® interference locating system to help clear newly available and re-farmed spectrum for 5G.