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The future of telecommunications infrastructure is here - let 3M help you connect to what's possible.

3M solutions for 5G communications infrastructure

The promise of 5G speed brings new and exciting possibilities for global business, transportation, healthcare, entertainment and more. From IoT-connected homes and workplaces, to expanded virtual and augmented reality, many meaningful connections await.

You face many challenges across 5G communications infrastructure — electromagnetic interference (EMI), signal transmission, heat dissipation, dielectric loss, aesthetics — and we have solutions that can help. We combine core technologies and repurpose existing capabilities, like longtime solutions for controlling EMI in electronics, to aid your signal strength and integrity — and that’s just the beginning.

From conductive gaskets for remote radio units to thermal management solutions for mobile edge server hardware, 3M solutions cover many critical telecommunications infrastructure applications. See how 5G network infrastructure components from 3M can help you connect your customers to new possibilities now and into the future.

Application areas

  • Antennas will need to be part of many different environments to accelerate 5G deployment. Materials from 3M can help you blend your antennas into more locations, especially indoors, without sacrificing signal strength. Now you can enable transparent antennas for better in-building coverage. You can also wrap radomes with camouflage film while maintaining signal integrity, even at mmWave frequencies, and more.

  • Controlling EMI and mitigating PIM is crucial to 5G infrastructure deployment. 3M can help you combat signal interference by helping you optimise 5G infrastructure, including key assemblies and components impacted most by EMI, with innovative products. Materials include grounding, shielding and absorber solutions as well as an innovative external PIM mitigation kit for rooftop and tower cell sites — all to help you improve your network performance and capacity.

  • Connectivity to 5G infrastructure like edge servers, base stations and towers must be optimised to address latency, signal integrity and environmental contamination. Materials originally developed to improve connectivity for data centers can help you deliver a reliable connection. They include cables with innovative folding capabilities and thermal management benefits, and connectors equipped with expanded beam optical technology for contamination resistance.

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Featured 5G products from 3M

  • PIM Reduction Kit
    3M™ PIM Reduction Kit

    Conducted PIM is a major cause of signal interference in today’s high-speed networks, which rely on high-quality signals to support higher data rates. The 3M™ PIM Reduction Kit is an easy-to-apply, all-in-one solution that can help reduce conducted PIM, so network operators can quickly improve signal integrity with less disruption

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    3M™ Transparent Conductor Film

    5G network densification is accelerating due to new spectrum allocations. The new capacity, combined with an increase in data use — 80% of which is indoors[1] — means a growing need for in-building antennas. Our new 3M™ Transparent Conductor Film uses proprietary metal mesh technology to help you enable inconspicuous antennas with significant power.

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    Webinar: Transparent Antennas for 5G Infrastructure Applications

    Learn about our new 3M™ Transparent Conductor Film and how it helps you enable efficient transparent antenna designs from Jeff Tostenrude, a 3M Advanced Application Development Specialist.

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    eBook: 3M™ Transparent Conductor Film

    Read about the evolving 5G landscape and how you can bring better coverage indoors.

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