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What is 5G?

Posted by Morgan Kurk on March 24, 2017

5G is slowly transitioning from an industry vision to a tangible, next-generation mobile technology.  Some network operators have already announced 5G trials and pre-standard deployments of 5G technology. But what is 5G? Our fundamental viewpoint is that 5G will be a “network of networks”—a convergence of wireline and wireless with deep fiber penetration in both to support the variety of 5G use cases. Here’s more about what a 5G network will entail.

Beyond Products and Solutions

Posted by Sylvio Peres on March 23, 2017
MWC17--compressedDuring CommScope’s participation in Mobile World Congress 2017, I was proud to observe a much greater presence on the part of our Latin American clients, and to see more and more people from our region at the event. Having a larger presence at this, the largest trade show for wireless communications worldwide, even with it being on a different continent, speaks of the great cultural synergy that has arisen in the industry. For me, this represents an important advance for both the Latin American region and the telecommunications industry.

Four Questions for a Potential Cloud Partner

Posted by Anthony Haupt on March 20, 2017


Operators’ needs in the cloud data center are constantly evolving. They spend a lot of time articulating what they want, evaluating partners and managing build cycles. But as busy people, where do you start, and how do you know you’re asking the right questions? Here are four to ask when talking with a potential manufacturing partner in the cloud infrastructure space.

Bandwidth Gains Will Benefit All of Africa

Posted by Pape Ndaw on March 17, 2017

This blog post is part of a new video blog series—Fiber Friday. Our subject matter experts will provide you with some insight into the world of fiber optics, covering various industry topics.

There is no doubt that bandwidth can benefit everyone. Today, you can advance your education, buy anything you want or stay in contact with friends and family around the world. 

As I stated in my last vlog, Africa is an emerging market for telecoms; however, it faces challenges. Even with challenges, there is huge potential for the more than one billion people living there.  

In my latest vlog, I discuss the benefits to be gained in e-healthcare, agriculture and the spread of African culture by deploying high-speed networks on the continent.

Impatience Drives Data Centre Design in Europe

Posted by Bryn Jones on March 15, 2017

I remember watching people traipse across the city like zombies when Pokemon Go was launched in 2016.  Eyes glued to their screens, Londoners couldn’t wait to catch the next candy, stardust and lucky eggs.  The demand for mobile data was 50 times more than initially predicted, according to Data Centre Dynamics.

This phenomenon was yet another wakeup call for our customers and organisations across Europe.   They need to get up to speed quickly, especially when appealing to younger age-groups, who impatiently demand the latest technology at their fingertips at all times.

To deliver these expectations, organisations are reviewing all aspects of their IT infrastructure, including on-premise, colocation and cloud solutions.  Changes in architecture will have profound implications on data centre networking and design.  Check out my video to uncover trends in Europe and pop by our stand G32 at Data Centre World 2017 in London to see how CommScope can help.

Reflections from Mobile World Congress 2017

Posted by Bill Walter on March 14, 2017

In this video interview with RCR Wireless News from Mobile World Congress 2017, Philip Sorrells reflects on how the ideas of densification, virtualization and optimization came to life during the week. He talks about CommScope's role in the evolution of virtualization and fiber connectivity for 5G, and how CommScope helps solve the challenges of power, backhaul, and site acquisition.

Six Ways to Deploy Broadband Services: Part 1

Posted by James Donovan on March 13, 2017

I’m proud to work for CommScope, a company that helps operators deploy broadband services around the globe. These broadband services help consumers connect, which is important for many things like commerce, communication and education.

There are many ways subscribers can connect to the outside world. In a series of blogs, I will explore six basic technology choices for deploying broadband services to the end customer. This first blog will cover three: DSL, satellite and wireless.

What are the technology challenges of 5G?

Posted by Ray Butler on March 10, 2017

5G is foremost about enhanced mobile broadband, requiring much greater throughput than 3G or 4G. The vision for 5G also includes ultra-low latency speeds to enable futuristic applications. But implementing 5G also has its challenges – it will require exploiting millimeter wave frequency bands, which has been formidable so far. Here’s more about the 5G technology hurdles the wireless industry is working to surmount.

Top Promising Innovation – Fiber Flex Foils

Posted by Paul Schneider on March 8, 2017

Top Promising Innovation Fiber Flex_smallNote: Last year, we unveiled our top 40 innovations made by CommScope or one of its acquired companies. This recognition was part of our 40th anniversary celebration. We are proud of all our innovations—past and present. Now, we look to new innovations that we hope will become the essential building blocks for the networks of the future. In a series of blogs, we will introduce you to our Top Promising Innovations in the world of wireless and fiber optics. We believe these innovations have the potential to have significant impact on the industry, much like some of the others from our past.

Shining a (Flash)light on Latency

Posted by Joseph Coffey on March 6, 2017

There’s so much more to latency. In my latest white paper, I talk more in-depth about the speed of light and the leading contributors to latency in optic fiber systems. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments and how you’re combatting these issues. 


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