CommScope announced the launch of HELIAX SkyBlox which helps network operators to build mobile networks quickly.
HELIAX SkyBlox, weighing one kilogram, helps to minimize the impact on tower loads, as well as reducing typical total installation time by more than 50 percent. This includes mounting the box to the tower, configuring the fiber, and securing all power cables.
Farid Firouzbakht, senior vice president of Outdoor Wireless Networks, CommScope, said: “Operators can expedite 5G network rollouts by selecting technology which will help them address challenges and simplify the installation. The new HELIAX SkyBlox innovation marks another milestone in faster deployments and reduced carbon footprint.”
CommScope has built the HELIAX SkyBlox fromf 100 percent recyclable materials. The new system will support operators tackling the burden of time-to-market delays – with complex fiber and power architectures, as well as weight limitations on tower deployments, limiting how much load can be added to existing cell sites.
“Operators face significant challenges to get a combination of 4G and 5G equipment onto crowded cell towers. They are seeking antenna systems designed to combine modes and bands, with a simple design and lightweight structure,” said Joe Madden, Founder and Chief Analyst for Mobile Experts. “Quickly deploying power and fiber will be a key element in a future-ready network strategy.”
CommScope is also introducing its HELIAX Modular FTTA solution to provide a flexible connection between the baseband and radio unit. The CommScope HELIAX Modular FTTA solution enables mobile network operators to deploy both fiber and power in a single, slim, and flexible weather-resistant jacket. The metal-free durable bundled cable helps reduce passive intermodulation (PIM) interference and puts less weight on the tower.
CommScope’s latest HELIAX innovative connector solutions provide operators and their antenna and OEM partners a new range of RF connectivity solutions to cope with the demands of today’s complex and crowded 5G-enabled networks.