5G Repeaters

Wilson Network 257 Outdoor Repeater

  • Up to 1GHz bandwidth within band n257
  • High-power network range extension and non-line-of-site (NLOS) coverage gaps
  • NMS support with internal LTE multi-band Mini Card
  • Cloud-connected for remote management
  • Available in a range of colors
The Wilson Network 257 is the ideal repeater solution for any mobile network operator looking to extend mmWave 5G cellular coverage, or fill coverage holes, outside.

The Network 257 can receive 5G source signals from up to 10km from the originating gNB. The NLOS service delivered from the system supports up to 1GHz of instantaneous bandwidth.

The hardware is unique in that it can be configured to support a variety of donor or service beamwidths, ranging from +/- 8° to +/- 45°, depending upon the application. This flexibility allows the dual-polarized donor and service units to be easily aimed for maximum service improvement.
An internal PCI Express Mini Card module enables LTE connectivity. The connectivity module can be easily swapped as needed, for regional/carrier support.
Finally, the entire system is designed to withstand rugged environments and extreme temperatures, from -40°C to +65°C with an IP67 rating. Beyond its impressive technical capabilities, the Network 257 is easy to install and use. As a layer zero repeater, very little setup is required. Network Administrators can remotely monitor the system’s telemetry data in real-time or receive automated alerts. Remotely accessible data includes GPS location, internal system temperature, RF amplifier status, sensor values, automatic gain control, and manual attenuation.

What is 5G?

At its most basic, 5G is a performance specification with a 1 Gbps+ data rate and less than 1ms latency. There are three ways carriers can achieve 5G performance, and ED2 Corporation has cellular repeaters supporting each of them.


The latest addition of 5G is often referred to as C-band or “mid-band.” Auctions in the 3-4GHz range are occurring globally, and network operators are investing heavily. Mid-band cellular service offers a balance between high data rate (the best data rate is in high band) and range (which is best in low band). Infrastructure for mid-band services is currently being developed and deployed by the major carriers. Because these frequencies will balance the need for fast data and more connected devices with longer range, C-band is truly the future of 5G for most of the world. Wilson Electronics and ED2 have developed an in-building C-band cellular repeater for carrier and commercial use.


Currently available in some urban areas, mmWave brings the fastest data transmission using a massive amount of spectrum. Due to the physics of RF propagation, high-band signals have difficulty penetrating buildings or covering large distances (typically 300-500 feet depending on obstructions). Wilson Electronics and ED2 have developed a unique solution for amplifying and improving the range of 5G mmWave signals, called the Network-257. This solution extends the 5G network offered by carriers and solves for the issues of distance and signal blockage from buildings and natural obstructions such as trees. Carrier testing has proven that this solution provides the largest coverage area and the strongest signal amplification of any of the repeaters tested. We are excited about the opportunity our indoor and outdoor repeaters present to carriers for efficiently expanding their network, both inside and out, providing great 5G coverage. By working with Wilson and our extensive line-up of cellular repeaters you can have confidence that our products are built to evolve with the continually changing technological landscape of cellular connected devices.


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