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Top 10 CommScope Innovations: Base Station Antenna Polarization Diversity

Posted by Lou Meyer on December 9, 2016

Polarization-diversity-compNote: we have been revealing in recent blog posts the top 40 innovations made by CommScope (or one of its acquired companies) as part of our 40th anniversary celebration. We continue today by revealing an innovation from the final grouping of innovations—the top 10—which are being announced in alphabetical order. These are our all-time greatest product and technology innovations. You can also review the complete list of innovations we’ve revealed so far and read more about the overall program and selection process in this November 4 post.

CommScope’s Top 40 Innovations—Grouping 1-10

Base Station Antenna Polarization Diversity

Definition: In a wireless network, polarization diversity makes it possible for operators to deploy one base station antenna instead of two while achieving the required diversity needed for reliable communications.

Year of the Innovation: 1995


Breaking the Mold: Life as a Millennial

Posted by Lydia Eagle on December 8, 2016
Millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 2000, are connected with technology as no generation has been before. And since they are estimated to make up 75 percent of the workforce and to have over $1 trillion in spending power in the United States alone by 2025, their attitudes about technology will impact the way service providers and technology vendors shape their services and products. This is the third in a series of blogs from millennials around the world opening up on how they use technology.

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As an early 90s baby belonging to the millennial generation, I fall in the middle of the spectrum when it comes to the way I use technology. While I can’t say that I follow the newest social trends like sending selfies on Snapchat or Instagramming my meals, I do have a strong daily connection with the digital world.

I typically check Facebook on my smartphone in the morning to get updates from friends and see what news articles are trending. I get most of my news from Facebook and then use the internet to find more information on those current events. I also regularly check Facebook to read trending blogs and see what my friends are up to.

One of the unique things about being a millennial is that I have had the opportunity to not only make friends with people from all around the world, but keep in touch with them through social media. I have Facebook friends who live in Belgium, Mexico, Honduras, Canada, the UK and many states across the country. Smartphone applications such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are lifesavers because they enable me to communicate with my friends who are traveling in other countries and don’t have the ability to call or text on their phones. I have even used Skype to video chat with two friends at once while all of us were in different time zones.


Top 10 CommScope Innovations: Base Station Antenna Beam Tilting

Posted by Lou Meyer on December 7, 2016

BSA-beamtiltNote: we have been revealing in recent blog posts the top 40 innovations made by CommScope (or one of its acquired companies) as part of our 40th anniversary celebration. We continue today by revealing an innovation from the final grouping of innovations—the top 10—which are being announced in alphabetical order. These are our all-time greatest product and technology innovations. You can also review the complete list of innovations we’ve revealed so far and read more about the overall program and selection process in this November 4 post.

CommScope’s Top 40 Innovations—Grouping 1-10

Base Station Antenna Beam Tilting

Definition: Base Station Antenna Beam Tilting includes two significant innovations—the addition of a phase shifter to the feed network of a base station antenna and remote electrical tilt—which enabled wireless network operators to improve their coverage areas and network performance.

Year of the Innovation: 1995


Importance of Data Center Cabling in Application Delivery

Posted by Alamuri Sitaramaiah on December 6, 2016

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Data centers are nerve centers of enterprise IT. Businesses therefore pay a lot of attention to investments in enterprise application software, high-performance and highly redundant computing, storage, communications, security (physical as well as network), power and cooling infrastructure, and skilled and specialized maintenance teams to support data center uptime and performance.

A smaller cost of the overall data center investment is LAN cabling systems – the essential foundation for successful application delivery within the data center. They can have a profound impact on the network throughput, packet losses and delays on the network if adequate thought is not paid to the choice of media and architecture while designing the data center. 


Rapid Reel—The Next of CommScope’s Top Innovations

Posted by Jessica Olstad on December 5, 2016
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Note: As part of its 40th anniversary observance, the CommScope team set out to identify the top 40 innovations that have come from CommScope (or one of its acquired companies) over the past 40 years. We are unveiling the innovations chosen for the Top 40 on CommScope Blogs through early January. Read more about the overall program and selection process in this November 4 post.

We continue today with our unveiling of innovations—in alphabetical order—that are ranked 11-20. You can see a list of the Top 40 innovations already revealed on our 40th anniversary page. As our 40th anniversary year draws to a close, we hope you enjoy looking back at what we think are our top innovations—ones that have helped build the world’s infrastructure of today and tomorrow.


CommScope’s Top Innovations: The SiteRise Tower Top Solution

Posted by Mike Fabbri on December 2, 2016

SiteRise-40-compressedNote: As part of its 40th anniversary observance, the CommScope team set out to identify the top 40 innovations that have come from CommScope (or one of its acquired companies) over the past 40 years. We are unveiling the innovations chosen for the Top 40 on CommScope Blogs through early January. Read more about the overall program and selection process in this November 4 post.

We continue today with our unveiling of innovations—in alphabetical order—that are ranked 11-20. You can see a list of the Top 40 innovations already revealed on our 40th anniversary page. As our 40th anniversary year draws to a close, we hope you enjoy looking back at what we think are our top innovations—ones that have helped build the world’s infrastructure of today and tomorrow.

Have an opinion about or connection to any of the innovations?  Leave a comment below. 


BIM and the 4th Utility

Posted by T. C. Tan on December 1, 2016
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This blog post is part of a series about intelligent buildings based on content from the CommScope Connected and Efficient Buildings e-book.

According to McGraw-Hill Construction, building information modelling (BIM) usage is accelerating, driven by BIM mandates from the UK, US and other government entities. So what is BIM? And how does BIM fit into the drive for connected and efficient buildings?

There is no doubt that the future of architecture and the construction industry is digital, and BIM is the future of design, long-term facility management and building analytics. BIM is a digital model that helps everyone understand the building. BIM reduces errors in transfer of information and helps build better value constructions. BIM will be a key driver for the smart/intelligent green building concept.
 

Modal Decomposition Test Set—The Next of CommScope’s Top Innovations

Posted by Richard Mei on November 30, 2016
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Note: As part of its 40th anniversary observance, the CommScope team set out to identify the top 40 innovations that have come from CommScope (or one of its acquired companies) over the past 40 years. We are unveiling the innovations chosen for the Top 40 on CommScope Blogs through early January. Read more about the overall program and selection process in this November 4 post.

We continue today with our unveiling of innovations—in alphabetical order—that are ranked 11-20. You can see a list of the Top 40 innovations already revealed on our 40th anniversary page. As our 40th anniversary year draws to a close, we hope you enjoy looking back at what we think are our top innovations—ones that have helped build the world’s infrastructure of today and tomorrow.


They Say Patience is a Virtue, but We Need More Bandwidth… NOW!

Posted by James Donovan on November 29, 2016
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Waiting for files to load is a frustration we’ve all felt at one time or another, but is it fair to blame our network? Are we losing valuable working time or are we too impatient?

File transfer applications are probably the most common data activity on users’ devices, whether they be PC, tablet or mobile devices attached to cellular and other networks. In many cases the user or device must wait for the file transfer to complete before allowing the user to act on the file. If a file transfer takes too long, the user finds the delay unacceptable and also loses productive time.

It is the user’s subjective reaction that determines what ‘time to wait’ is acceptable. As the time to wait is directly linked to the bandwidth and speed of the network doing the transfer, we can see why bandwidth demands will continue to increase.


Laser-Optimized Multimode Fiber—The Next of CommScope’s Top Innovations

Posted by Paul Kolesar on November 28, 2016
Top_40_Laser_Opt_MM_Fiber

Note: As part of its 40thanniversary observance, the CommScope team set out to identify the top 40 innovations that have come from CommScope (or one of its acquired companies) over the past 40 years. We are unveiling the innovations chosen for the Top 40 on CommScope Blogs through early January. Read more about the overall program and selection process in this November 4 post.

We continue today with our unveiling of innovations—in alphabetical order—that are ranked 11-20. You can see a list of the Top 40 innovations already revealed on our 40thanniversary page. As our 40th anniversary year draws to a close, we hope you enjoy looking back at what we think are our top innovations—ones that have helped build the world’s infrastructure of today and tomorrow.


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