The dream of faster internet speed in the Philippines may be closer to reality than what many think.
Cirtek Advanced Technologies and Solutions, Inc. (CATSI) is set to offer its advanced telecommunications systems that facilitate superior coverage, faster throughput, betterstability, and reliable connectivity to the local market.
CATSI is a subsidiary of Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corporation (CHPC), a publicly-listed corporation involved in technology and wireless communications research, design and development, with 80 global innovative intellectual property patents.
Through the use of space and spectrum-efficient innovations, the new system is expected to significantly improve telecommunication operations for uninterrupted crystal-clear voice calls, higher gigabits per second internet mobility, and stable Wi-Fi connections.
With its newly acquired cutting-edge R&D and product capabilities through the recent acquisition of US-based antenna solutions firm Quintel, Cirtek has started consolidating innovative features into its existing in-house technologies in preparation for its expansion into South East Asia and local markets.
Among the breakthrough technologies is the allowance for multi-band and multi-frequency operation in a single antenna, which will allow tower-sharing between different telco carriers. This will resolve real-estate challenges with regards to cell site tower constructions, property acquisitions, and issues involving right of way.
Materials and design have also been upgraded to produce smaller footprint and lightweight antennas, which enable carriers and tower operators to stack more antenna with less weight and wind loading, thereby gaining more capacity per cell site, allowing cellular network densification.
Aside from hardware innovations, software enhancements have also been undertaken. The company incorporated a cloud-based platform with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered network analytics and packet routing system that intelligently and independently manages network usage patterns, and prevents network congestion whenever choke points are about to occur.
CATSI, since it started operations in 1984, has shipped over 1.5 million units of microwave and millimeter-wave backhaul equipment. It also manufactures high-efficiency, high-performance cellular base station antennas, which are sold to the two largest telco carriers in the US. These base station antennas are recognized market leaders interms of product features, quality and field reliability.
These cutting-edge products, which have been available for export for years, are 100% proudly manufactured in the Philippines inside Cirtek’s
3.5-hectare Biñan facility. Sadly, these have never found application in the local market, whose internet connection remains unreliable in the country, and has been notoriously ranked as one of the slowest in the world.
This is about to change with Cirtek’s direction of closing the digital divide in developing countries, including the Philippines, thereby, bringing local telecommunications closer to standards enjoyed by developed countries.
Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corporation (CHPC) is the holding company of Cirtek Electronics Corporation (“CEC”) and Cirtek Electronics International Corporation (“CEIC”), (collectively the “Cirtek Group”). Through its subsidiaries, the Company is primarily engaged in three major activities: (1) design, production and delivery of state of the art base station antenna systems for wireless communication, (2) provide complete manufacturing solutions for value-added, highly integrated radio frequency (“RF”), microwave and millimeterwave technology products, and (3) provide full service/turnkey solutions including wafer probing, wafer back grinding, assembly, packaging and final testing of semiconductor devices.
CHPC through its subsidiaries harnesses more than 54 years of combined operating track record. The Company’s products cover a wide range of applications and industries, including communications, consumer electronics, power devices, computing, automotive, and industrial.
CHPC is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange in November 2011 and carries the ticker symbol “TECH”.
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