LISTED Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. said its telecommunications subsidiary Quintel USA, Inc. has entered the Hawaii market along with its new antenna portfolio.

“For the state of Hawaii, Quintel will support the islands with its new antenna portfolio outperforming its competitors in aspects such as Passive Intermodulation Mitigation (PIM), wind loading, independent tilt capability, and short delivery lead time,” Cirtek said in a disclosure on Monday.

Quintel has since delivered its first batch of orders in Hawaii. Its goal is to support the Hawaii market’s “growing wireless demand.”

The launch of its new fifth-generation (5G) NR (New Radio) is the first in the state to use the 850 band. It said the antennas would provide an independent tilt option whenever users use the dual band radio.

“This means that the network optimization can independently control the coverage footprint of 5G which is in the 850 band and the 4G in the 700 band,” Cirtek said.

Cirtek said Quintel will be introducing a “family” of macro and C-RAN antenna solutions to increase network data output.

On Monday, Cirtek shares at the stock exchange closed 1.12% higher or by four centavos to finish at P3.60 apiece. — Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte