JTOWER selects CommScope

CommScope has been selected by JTOWER to be its partner in providing network operators with greater access to shared broadband infrastructure.
CommScope for in-buildingJTOWER will provide outdoor infrastructure sharing for network operators using CommScope’s RF technologies and solutions such as antennas, filters (duplexers) and coaxial cables.

“In Japan, 5G networks are currently being rolled out by various network operators, and JTOWER’s solutions will enable telcos to develop its base station infrastructure more efficiently,” stated Yusuke Kiriya, senior managing director & general manager of Infrastructure Sharing, JTOWER.

The promise of autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, 8K video quality and enhanced cybersecurity that will run on 5G networks is fueling expansion across Japan. As operators focus on pragmatic implementations of 5G networks, they will need to determine which type of technology will maximize its potential.

For example, massive MIMO substantially increases spectral efficiency to deliver more network capacity and wider coverage. However, operators will have to determine if the extra costs and real-world power requirements associated with active MIMO deployments are justified, or if an antennae configuration will suffice.