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LG U+ Begins to Install 5G Repeaters in Earnest
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LG U+ Begins to Install 5G Repeaters in Earnest
  • By Michael Herh
  • July 15, 2019, 11:14
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Employees of LG U+ and DBcom check the quality of 5G services after installing 5G repeaters.
Employees of LG U+ and DBcom check the quality of 5G services after installing 5G repeaters.

LG U+ announced on July 14 that it would start installing mostly on small and medium sized buildings after developing and testing a 5G telecommunication RF repeater and micro-repeater for commercial networks developed with DBcom, a small Korean company.

The newly developed repeaters create 5G use environments in small and medium sized buildings, underground parking lots and SOHO offices that 5G electric waves usually cannot reach. RF repeaters will be installed mainly in small and medium-sized buildings, and micro-repeaters are suitable for SOHO offices.

Considering installation space, they were developed to be ultra-compact and can exchange 5G electric waves with base stations wirelessly without optical line connections. Notably, not only the RF repeater but the micro-repeater is loaded with a monitoring module. Since engineers can monitor and control the output of repeaters remotely without going to their places, it is possible to quickly check, and respond when a failure occurs. Another feature is that the repeaters can work with 5G base station equipment from Nokia, Samsung and Huawei among others so can be used anywhere across the country.

DBcom, one of the win-win growth partners of LG U+, developed the two types of 5G repeaters to be used inside buildings together with LG U+ based on its technology and know-how in the development and supply of RF repeaters and micro-repeaters for LTE services. Prior to that, LG U+ developed 5G optical repeaters with Samji Electronics and is expanding in-building coverage in large buildings.