Radio Only 5G Small Units in Shenzhen

Huawei calls them “Book RRUs.” They are small, cheap (low thousands and falling), and designed to go everywhere you need a signal. Lightpoles (as pictured), office ceilings, large classrooms, …

The units pictured have 8 antennas (4T4R) and a laboratory speed of a gigabit using 100 MHz of spectrum. Huawei claims reach of about 150 meters up to 50 meters high. (3D networking.)

Radios like this need to be managed through a central BBU – baseband unit. Huawei has been investing in improved software for the BBU.

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