CommScope supplies active antennas in North American 4G network trial


CommScope, a provider of infrastructure solutions for communications
networks, has supplied the first active antennas in use in an LTE network field
trial, a major step toward the promise of better, more cost effective ways to
transmit broadband signals to mobile customers using next generation networks.



CommScope’s new active antennas, part of the company’s expanding
portfolio of solutions for 4G wireless networks, are installed as part of a
multi-site LTE trial being conducted by a prominent North American wireless
network operator.



“We believe this trial is a significant step toward the eventual
wide-spread deployment of active antenna solutions in LTE networks,” said Kevin
Linehan, vice president and chief technology officer for base station antennas,



The CommScope antennas, featuring
antenna-embedded radio technology developed with technology partner Ubidyne,
are designed to enable mobile operators to deliver optimal wireless coverage
and quality of service to subscribers while reducing capital expense and
operating expense.



The antennas feature Ubidyne’s modular digital circuits that attach
directly to individual antenna radiators, with unique electronic beam-forming
features that increase network capacity. Previous testing in operator networks
shows that active antennas deliver the highest level of integration possible
and can offer significant savings in total cost of ownership, in addition to
enhancing service performance.



CommScope also offers a dynamic fiber optic transmission line solution
for active antenna site architectures. Remote Fiber Feeder cable combines power
conductors and fiber into a single high performance cable that delivers
efficiency, capacity and savings for next generation networks. It is offered in
single-mode or multi-mode configuration, with two to six fibers per component,
offering built-in redundancy.



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