CommScope supplies Metro Cell Concealment Solutions to address urban wireless deployment challenges

Telecom Lead America: Communications infrastructure solutions provider CommScope announced it is supplying a family of equipment-integrated, factory-tested, modular solutions called Metro Cell Concealment Solutions.

The solution helps operators offload macro network traffic onto smaller, denser cell sites, particularly in congested urban areas.

Part of the Andrew portfolio of wireless solutions, Metro Cell Concealment Solutions conceal the key RF path equipment in a visually unobtrusive structure that more easily meets zoning restrictions in urban and suburban areas.

The stealthy appearance of this integrated RF solution can help operators meet concealment requirements and physical space limitations for such cell sites, improving site acquisition and deployment times, the company said.

“There are many logistical challenges when it comes to increasing sector density in metropolitan wireless networks in addition to the technological ones,” said Philip Sorrells, vice president of strategic marketing, Wireless, CommScope. “Metro Cell Concealment Solutions can help speed the site acquisition process and deployment times by meeting aesthetic requirements and space limitations.”

Metro Cell Concealment Solutions comes in three varieties to meet customer needs.

The integrated top assembly includes the antenna and other optional RF conditioning components such as diplexers and tower mounted amplifiers. These components are integrated into one unit that can be mounted to billboards, street poles and other existing structures, offering adaptability to current conditions.

A rooftop version consists of the integrated RF Path unit and non-penetrative supports designed specifically to avoid drilling penetration points into the roof.

A monopole version includes the integrated RF Path unit plus a monopole for mounting as a standalone structure on city streets or in traditional cell site locations. This option blends into the existing street appearance while providing needed wireless capacity.

Metro Cell Concealment Solutions are radio agnostic and forward compatible to support multiple operators and technologies now and in the future. They can help solve operators’ key issues involving power supply, backhaul and site acquisition. Metro Cell Concealment Solutions are available now globally.

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