MatSing, the pioneer of high-capacity lens antennas, announced on Feb 2 that it has completed a successful pilot deployment with Globe Telecom, one of the major mobile network operators of the Philippines.
Founded in 2005, MatSing has developed and patented new meta-materials to create the world’s first lightweight and multibeam Lens Antennas. This new approach for high-performance, high-capacity antenna design is more efficient and offers key advantages over traditional antennas, the ability to provide broadband coverage, emit and maintain multiple beams, and to do so cleanly with minimal RF interference. The pilot, which began in September 2021, had delivered improved network coverage, higher capacity and increased throughput.
The metrics indicating MatSing lens antennas’ advantages included:
- 8.36x improved coverage with stronger and wider LTE signals
- 7.92x increased average download user throughput
- 3.1x greater traffic volume and network usage
- 2.67x enhanced network quality and mobile data connections
“Globe is always a pioneer in adopting new technologies for its customers. The lens antenna technology is another major milestone in Globe’s efforts to provide reliable and high-quality mobile connectivity. We are thrilled with the results of the pilot deployment and are excited to continue working with MatSing to bring this innovation to our network on a larger scale,” said Gerhard Tan, Head of Network Strategy and Technology Enablement at Globe.
With the ongoing network build-out, Globe has expressed its intent to deploy the solution in areas hosting major events and in key pilot sites within Visayas and Mindanao region such as Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Cebu, Iloilo, Antique, Aklan, Bohol, Capiz, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Zamboanga del Norte, North Cotabato, and Zamboanga del Sur.
“MatSing is thankful to the Globe team for the opportunity to demonstrate the technical superiority of our patented lens antennas to deliver superior mobile connectivity for their user base,” said MatSing CEO Bo Larsson. “The extensive macro deployment proved that our lens antennas will deliver higher capacity and enhanced performance in all deployment scenarios.”