Engineered for robust mobile connectivity

Our cellular antennas are designed to operate on licensed or unlicensed cellular frequencies. Typically, cellular antennas are sub-6GHz but these can range from 617-7125 MHz for many unlicensed applications. Our cellular antennas are available in many shapes, sizes, and formats, from embedded board mount antennas measuring 3mm in length to external antennas measuring over 3 meters. Cellular antennas are often required when the availability of quality of hard-wired connectivity is not present, such as copper cabling. Cellular antennas provide an alternative to Wi-Fi in locations where installing the cabled infrastructure is prohibitive or not possible.


The high-speed transmission, low latency and large-scale data communication of 5G can support massive consumer applications to achieve real-time and high reliability.


Cellular is the most common service used for the internet of things which is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and others. IoT and the Cellular service enables these things to connect and exchange data.


Machine to machine communication can include industrial instrumentation, enabling a sensor or meter to communicate the data it records to application software that can use it.

The size, shape, and antenna type required greatly depends on the application it will be used for. IoT (Internet of Things) devices, for example, often require an antenna that is capable of mounting inside a small or space-constrained device and operate effectively near other hardware or electrical components. For coverage over long distances or for significantly increased gain, the antenna itself must become much larger. Omnidirectional Base Station antennas, for example, can be 3m in length/height. 


To make a high gain antenna more compact, it must change format. For example, Yagi or Log Periodic antennas are significantly smaller than a large base station antenna, but they can offer high gain for coverage over long distances. They achieve this by including many more antenna elements within a more compact format, making the radiation pattern of the antenna highly directional.must change format. 


There are also advantages in using cellular antennas indoors. Higher frequency cellular, such as 5G, is less able to penetrate from outside to inside a building. To provide seamless connectivity inside the building or campus area, cellular antennas in multiple formats can be installed within the building. This allows for seamless 4G or 5G operations within the building.


Licensed cellular bands allow operators to create private networks. This means that a small portion of a cellular frequency can be purchased or licensed by an operator and is not open to general users. Common examples are the 900 MHz and CBRS/C-band frequency bands that are available to be licensed for more private and therefore secure communications networks.


The mounting location and application of the antenna are highly significant in the antenna options available. TE has the largest portfolio of antennas available as well as custom development and LDS antenna technology on hand. If the antenna is not available in our portfolio, we can create a custom product designed specifically for a customer or application.

New Product - Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) Antennas

TE Connectivity's (TE) adhesive mount ultra-wide band (UWB) antennas offer an independent ultra-thin ground plane alternative to ceramic chip antennas, increasing the design flexibility by mounting the antenna to the enclosure of your device. These devices can enable precise indoor positioning and tracking applications, access control, and contact tracing. With the ability to locate objects to/within 10cm and mount to the enclosure of your device, UWB antennas provide a powerful solution in a small package for low and high band UWB channels 1 to 9 (3-8.5 GHz).

Product Features

Types of Cellular Antennas

Small Form Factor, Enclosure Mounting, and Omni-Directional Operations Allow for a Wide Variety of Design Options

  • Smaller Size Supports Commonly Used UWB Channel 5 (6.5 GHz) and Channel 9 (8 GHz).
  • Various Standard Cable Lengths Available


Broadband Antenna Design Covers the Majority of Ultra-Wide Band Frequency Ranges Ideal for Location Positioning Applications

  • With Frequency Ranges of 3.1 GHz to 8.5 GHz, Current Product Versions Cover the Most Common Bands Enabling Support for Industry Leading UWB Transceivers.


High-Efficiency Design Reduces Overall Power Consumption

  • Helps Prolong Battery Life of End Device
  • Low Implementation Costs
  1. Pin-Point Accuracy with TE Ultra-Wide Band

With TE Connectivity’s (TE) ultra-wide band antennas provide pinpoint precision without drawing too much power from your end-device design. UWB antennas offer an independent ultra-thin ground plane alternative to ceramic chip antennas, increasing design flexibility by mounting the antenna to the enclosure of your device.

Antennas for 5G, NB-IoT and Cat-M

TE develops antennas for 5G, NB-IoT and Cat-M, addressing the wide frequency band and various bandwidth demands from cellular Internet of Things (IoT) devices. They are able to provide a variety of band solutions ranging from 600 MHz to 6 GHz. Depending on their system architecture, customers can choose these antennas with different mounting types (e.g. board mount, embedded, external or terminal antenna), cable length and connector options. These antennas can be easily integrated to end devices since no tuning is needed and TE can offer service for embedding and even complex multiple antennas assemblies.


View antennas for 5G, NB-IOT and Cat-M

Automotive & Commercial Vehicle Applications

TE develops customer-specific cellular communication antennas for the automotive and commercial vehicle industry as well as for M2M markets. Major carmakers rely on TE to provide the cellular antennas for their connected car solution.The antennas are also available as standard aftermarket products for vehicles and other mobile and stationary objects. For voice and data transmission, our antennas cover the full frequency ranges of GSM, UMTS and LTE. By investing in new test equipment TE is also well prepared for the upcoming 5G standard. Beyond that we can offer cellular antennas also in combination with other services as e.g. GNSS, WLAN, Bluetooth etc. in one design.


For use in vehicles, we offer variable designs for different interior and exterior installation spaces in dry or moisture-prone areas: short rod antennas, shark fin antennas, film antennas, integrated antenna systems with flexible connection geometry (unconnected cable end or direct connector). 

Communication Equipment & Consumer Devices

TE offers a broad selection of standard antennas and an impressive capability for custom antenna solutions; we work closely with customers to achieve successful integration solutions. Our LDS antennas and MetaSpan technology can save valuable space in your application by integrating high frequency, mechanical and electrical functionality into one component. Whether you work on communications equipment or consumer devices, IoT or machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, or applications in the connected home space – our antenna specialists can work with you to develop the right antenna solution for your design.

Public Transportation & Industrial Applications

The TE public transportation antennas are specifically designed to serve the needs for installations on trains, tram metros buses and heavy trucks. The TE Connectivity offering contains a wide range of products from the communications and positioning antenna on the rooftop to the low profile WiFi antennas in the vehicle. The adjacent range of semi stationary and stationary antennas are complementing the series with M2M and WiFi antennas.

Customer-Specific Cellular Antennas

We develop numerous customer-specific antenna systems for mobile communication in the automotive industry, the commercial vehicle and logistics sector, and M2M applications.


  • Applications: telephony, data communication, data exchange
  • Services/frequency ranges: frequency ranges of LTE low band to LTE high band (GSM, UMTS, LTE)
  • Installation spaces: variable designs for different interior and exterior installation spaces (dry and moisture-prone areas)
  • Designs: large portfolio of short rod antennas, shark fin antennas, film antennas, integrated antennas with flexible connection geometry (unconnected cable end or direct connector) for integration in different installation spaces
HIRSCHMANN MOBILITY Integrated Cellular Antenna
Integrated cellular "sandwich" antenna – integrated in telematics systems such as on-board units (OBUs) for toll collection or used in fleet management.
HIRSCHMANN MOBILITY Low Profile Tri-Mode Mobile Communictaion Antenna
Low-profile tri-mode antenna for mobile communication, GPS and WLAN (CGW container antenna).
Film antenna for reception of GSM and LTE - can be invisibly attached to the exterior mirror of small vans, for example.
HIRSCHMANN MOBILITY Film Antenna for LTE Reception
Film antenna for LTE reception can be installed in a moisture-prone area, such as a car bumper, without many problems.
HIRSCHMANN MOBILITY Combination Cellular Antenna
Combination antennas with telephone functionality. Multiple services (AM, FM, GPS, DAB, telephony) can be combined in this roof antenna for cars.
Telephone and emergency call antenna for eCall automatically transmits an emergency signal.