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Alga Microwave Racks up 5G C-Band Filter Orders from Satellite Operators

By | May 20, 2020

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Alga Microwave, a subsidiary of Canadian wireless technology developer Baylin Technologies, has received a $2.5 million C-band 5G filter purchase order from an unnamed U.S.-based satellite network provider, the company announced May 20.

The coverage and capacity band of 5G cellular networks will operate primarily at the 3.3 to 3.6 GHz spectrum. This creates potential interference with C-band satellite communication terminals which receive Space-to-Earth signals in the 3.4 to 4.2 GHz band. Alga’s 5G filters are designed to prevent interference between cellular and satellite networks. The company said it has been developing these filters during the past three years and has undergone various approval processes.

“With the introduction of 5G networks, C-band frequencies will now be shared with a wider range of services. Alga’s filter has been designed specifically to clear portions of the C-band spectrum,” Baylin President and CEO Randy Dewey said in a statement.

Details about the U.S.-based satellite customer were not disclosed, though Baylin did specify that this particular announcement is not related to a separate $5 million C-Band 5G filter supply agreement it reached May 6 with a, “global Tier 1 satellite and terrestrial telecommunications network provider.”

Baylin acquired Alga Microwave in July 2018 and integrated its active RF/microwave product, design and manufacturing product line into its portfolio.