Unlocking the future with our railway certified 5G, Wi-Fi 7 and MIMO antennas

Written by 

Daniel Samo

Head of Product Management, Wireless Connectivity

In the ever-evolving landscape of railway technology, staying ahead of the curve is not only a competitive advantage, it’s a necessity. If your railway operations are still reliant on older Single-Input Single-Output (SISO) antenna hardware, then a transformative upgrade is required.


The railway certified 5G, Wi-Fi 7 and MIMO antennas devised by HUBER+SUHNER offer game-changing solutions for applications across the sector. Our antennas not only take advantage of your existing footprint, but also bring unprecedented connectivity and precision to your operations. In this blog, we’ll delve into the myriad benefits of making this essential strategic shift.


Maximising your existing footprint 

One of the most significant advantages of upgrading to our range of antennas is the seamless integration on offer. Working with your existing infrastructure, our antennas are designed to optimise your current footprint, while minimising the need for extensive, and often expensive, modifications. Choosing our solutions provides you with a cost-effective way to embrace the latest railway technologies without disrupting your ongoing operations.


Next level connectivity with 5G and Wi-Fi 7 

HUBER+SUHNER antennas have been designed to support both 5G and Wi-Fi 7 technologies, ensuring unparalleled connectivity is achieved. Through our solutions, you can benefit from lightning-fast data speeds and low latency, while empowering you to handle a multitude of connected devices simultaneously. Our antennas provide assurance that your railway operations are equipped to handle the data demands of both today and the future.


Utilising Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology 

The latest MIMO technology has been incorporated into our antennas to maximise your data transfer efficiency. The simultaneous use of multiple antennas for transmission and reception results in greater signal quality, increased capacity, and an elevated overall performance. Our antenna portfolio resembles a quantum leap from the traditional SISO antennas still used today. Our dual polarisation technology goes even further, providing even higher data throughput especially in rural areas with poor network coverage. 


Ensuring reliability and redundancy 

MIMO technology not only boosts data speeds but enhances reliability through redundancy. In the event of signal interference or blockage, our antennas will seamlessly switch between multiple channels to maintain a consistent connection. This level of reliability is crucial for the safety and efficiency of your railway operations. 


Precision with in-built GNSS receivers  

In today’s rail operations, precision is a must. That is why HUBER+SUHNER antennas are equipped with in-built Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers, with dual band variants covering both the upper and lower bands. As a result, you can enjoy enhanced accuracy for location-based services. Whether it is for tracking train movements, optimising schedules or guaranteeing passenger safety, the precision offered by the GNSS receivers holds the key to improved operations, whether from the train, control centre or at the station.


Cost-efficient performance 

Using or updating your existing footprint ensures the long-term benefits of heightened connectivity, precision and reliability. This makes HUBER+SUHNER antennas a financially sound investment when it comes to your operations. Compliant with global railway standards, they deliver best-in-class performance, which translates into reduced downtime, optimised efficiency and a positive impact on your bottom line.


The future of railway connectivity is here, and its embodied in the HUBER+SUHNER railway certified 5G, Wi-Fi 7 and MIMO antennas. Upgrade your older SISO antenna hardware to unlock the full potential of your operations, maximise your existing footprint, benefit from next-level connectivity and utilise the precision of in-built GNSS receivers. Choosing our solutions isn’t just an upgrade; it’s a strategic investment in the future of your railway network, putting you in the best position to deliver an exceptional service for your customers. 


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