Maximising the full potential of 5G with SENCITY® Road MULTI antennas

Written by 

Michael Thiel 

Product Manager Antennas

The power of 5G presents an opportunity for automobile manufacturers to vastly improve the services currently provided to drivers, passengers and the vehicle itself. By making maximum use out of the available 5G, applications such as video surveillance, traffic and fleet management and passenger information systems are enhanced to a new level, especially where live data plays a key role. C-V2X also benefits from the use of 5G technology, providing instant and reliable transmissions of information that enable improvements in road safety and traffic efficiency.

For this to be achieved, an overhaul of the existing communications infrastructure is required. This must include the wireless interface used in the vehicle. For system integrators, municipals, and operators looking to upgrade their equipment to comply with the latest standards, the HUBER+SUHNER SENCITY® Road MULTI antenna holds the key for future advancements. 

Boost 5G performance


To upgrade from 4G to 5G manufacturers need to use a new generation of modems that have been designed to attach to four antennas instead of a smaller number (for example, only two). This enables the use of 4x4 MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) technology which can vastly enhance data transmission, increasing the available data rate and improving redundancy. 

While the modem can function with just two antennas, utilising four is the obvious choice to unlock the full potential of their 5G capacity. With the SENCITY® Road MULTI, customers will be able to fully make use of the higher data rates achieved through the new 5G modems available on the market. 

Antennas for any application

Through the SENCITY® Road antenna portfolio, HUBER+SUHNER can offer customers an appropriate antenna for each application they want to serve. The SENCITY® Road MULTI offers up to 4x4 cellular or up to 8x8 Wi-Fi MIMO for tailored applications. With this solution, all types of cellular and Wi-Fi connection modes are covered for buses, trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles.

Offering 54 configurations of the SENCITY® Road MULTI antenna to suit any customer requirements, the portfolio is the obvious choice to maximise the capabilities of the latest 5G modem technology. It also supports key applications, such as establishing critical communications through the use of TETRA. As a result, manufacturers will be able to evolve the automotive landscape, offering customers next generation vehicle-to-vehicle communication, as well as providing close to real time updates of system applications and software.


SENCITY® Road MULTI 85185103 Rugged vehicle rooftop multi-element multi-band antenna for MIMO applications in heavy duty vehicles like bus and truck. Meets specific requirements for automotive use.