CommScope unveils microwave antenna solution for managing data backhaul challenges

Telecom Lead India: CommScope, a provider of
infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has introduced microwave
antenna solution called Sentinel that tackles data backhaul challenges of
cellular providers.


Sentinel is a part of Andrew Solutions microwave antenna
technology and designed to address rapidly increasing data traffic problem,
spectrum scarcity and return on network investment of net work providers.


Wireless network operators are facing serious issues
related to network capacity and with the rollout of LTE, traffic growth
projections are expected to climb. There’s so much that needs to be factored
into an effective backhaul solution, but it all comes down to performance and
long-term costs. In creating Sentinel, as with all our other backhaul
solutions, we wanted to give our customers the best of both worlds and
something that would support them today and in the years ahead,” said Paul
Bell, senior vice president of Microwave Antennas, CommScope.


The company said that Sentinel solution is geared towards
saving customers money. Sentinel allows smaller antennas to be deployed, which
may provide savings in capital and operational expenses.


Furthermore, Sentinel’s small footprint makes
installation easy and keeps maintenance costs low. The antenna is further
designed to be lightweight yet durable, so it can endure winds as strong as 250
kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour).


CommScope manufactures a full line of terrestrial
microwave antennas for applications such as fixed-line telecommunications
networks, broadband wireless, wireless infrastructure and television


The company added that its Andrew microwave antennas
provide a cost-effective solution for all terrestrial microwave systems
operating at frequencies between 3.5 GHz and 80 GHz and in sizes from 8 in.
(0.2 m) to 15 ft. (4.6 m) in diameter.


Recently, CommScope
announced that it is deploying the communications infrastructure supporting the
ultra-modern facility in Perot Museum of Nature & Science in


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