5G antenna challenges and opportunities

Ville Viikari, Rasmus Luomaniemi, Juha Ala-Laurinaho, Joni Kurvinen, Henri Kahkonen, Anu Lehtovuori, Mikko Leino

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Antenna is one of the most important single part of a wireless communications system and significantly affects the total energy consumption. Current mobile antennas can be inefficient in both converting radio energy to radiating waves and also focusing the radiated waves. The upcoming 5G introduces additional challenges to antennas but could also provide opportunities to use RF energy more efficiently. This paper discusses 5G antenna challenges and presents two potential antenna solutions for 5G mobile devices and one for mm-wave access points.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISWCS 2019 - 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728125275
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 27 Aug 201930 Aug 2019
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
ISSN (Print)2154-0217
ISSN (Electronic)2154-0225


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
Abbreviated titleISWCS


  • 5G
  • Base station antenna
  • Beam steering
  • Handset antenna
  • Millimeter-wave


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