Latin American operator testing Powerwave's active array antenna

Friday, August 5, 2011

One Latin American mobile operator is currently testing California-based end-to-end wireless solutions provider Powerwave's (Nasdaq: PWAV) Active Array Antenna, company CEO Ronald Buschur told a conference call with investors without revealing the operator's name.

Two operators in North America and one operator in Europe are also conducting trials, he said.

The Powerwave multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) Active Array Antenna increases base station coverage up to 100% and reduces power consumption by 40%, cutting network providers' operational costs, the company said. Powerwave said the solution can be used for both 3G and LTE technologies.

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Buschur highlighted that the Americas generated Q2 revenues of some US$80.2mn, or 47% of total revenue. In the year-ago period, the region generated US$52.5mn, representing 36% of total revenues.

Net sales in the second quarter were US$171mn, compared to US$145mn in 2Q10.