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Cirtek’s subsidiary bags contract with US wireless carrier

Cirtek Holdings Philippines Inc. said US-based subsidiary Quintel bagged a telecommunications contract with one of the top five wireless carriers in North America.

Cirtek said in disclosure to the stock exchange Wednesday Quintel signed a master purchase agreement with a telecommunications operator that is scheduled to launch full commercial services on fresh spectrum for 5G services.

It did not provide the expected sales from the new contract, but said it would be positive for 2020 performance. The US telco operator is projecting annual spend of close to $1 billion this year, up by 27 percent from its capital expenditures in 2019.

Cirtek said the US wireless carriers were projected to increase spending by 11 percent to $35 billion in 2021.

Cirtek said that as part of providing pioneering and constantly evolving innovative antenna solutions to the market, Quintel would launch a new platform of small cell antenna products to complement its growing multi-port base station antenna portfolio.

The new product is designed to next generation network which is to be built around existing frequencies and overlaying newly-assigned 5G spectrum under a compact, feature-rich form factor with 4G and 3G backwards compatibility.

“Quintel is pleased to take part in building and transforming the information technology and connectivity revolution ahead as networks transition to 5G,” Cirtek said.

The company’s flagship 14-Port Small Cell Canister solution is specifically optimized for exploiting radios with 4T4R configurations at low-band frequencies to maximize radio channel spectral capacity in dispersive radio channels.

Quintel president Michael Liu said the 14-Port Canister covers all low-band spectrum and mid-band spectrum in North America.

Topics: Cirtek Holdings Philippines Inc. , Quintel , wireless carriers , North America
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