Verizon approves CommScope ION-E in-building wireless solution

ION-E central area node transports wireless capacity
CommScope today said telecom network operator Verizon Wireless has approved its ION-E in-building wireless solution for business enterprises.

With this, Verizon Wireless has become the first North American wireless operator to add the ION-E to its approved product list.

Telecom Italia has already certified and installed the ION-E in one of the operator’s offices in Rome earlier this year. Enterprise customers in Denmark, France and the Netherlands are deploying ION-E systems, said CommScope.
Approval from the US telecom operator’s nationwide network is a significant development for CommScope.

“The CommScope ION-E is a tool for building, facility and real estate managers that can play a significant role in addressing in-building wireless needs strategically and cost-effectively,” said Dennis McColl, PMTS–Maintenance Engineering, Verizon Wireless.

CommScope ION-E meets the needs of businesses looking for better cellular service indoors. With about two percent of the world’s approximately 30 billion square meters of commercial real estate covered from the inside, that is a significant number of enterprises.

The ION-E utilizes the fiber-optic and Ethernet structured cabling architecture common to many enterprises. Due to lack of people with RF design expertise, business owners can use the ION-E to empower IT professionals to deploy an in-building wireless system.

Wireless operators can support their 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE frequency bands in one unified platform. The ION-E scales to support buildings from 5,000 to 500,000 square meters and eliminates the need for costly infrastructure and equipment upgrades.

“ION-E offers flexibility, scalability and simplicity to enterprises and network operators for meeting the rapidly changing in-building coverage and capacity demand,” said Ben Cardwell, senior vice president, Wireless, CommScope.

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