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The wireless market in CALA is heading indoors

Posted by Luciano Adami on June 25, 2017
Writing from his office in Brazil, Luciano Adami discusses the wireless market in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region, particularly the growing need for in-building wireless solutions. With 80% of mobile connections made inside buildings, and only 2% of available commercial real estate having indoor cellular networks, CALA will soon be at the tipping point for wide-scale, dedicated, active indoor wireless solution deployments.

Great Strides in Service Provider Roles

Posted by Jerson Calderon on June 23, 2017
As we move to 5G, service providers will play a crucial role in several ways – from security to infrastructure. CommScope’s Jerson Calderon looks at how a reliable network comes from the people who help design it.

How Has Fiber Optics Made the World of Communications Better?

Posted by Joseph Coffey on June 16, 2017
Gone are the days of rotary phones and basic over-the-air television. There is one reason why the world of communications has changed—fiber optics. In this Fiber Friday vlog, Joseph Coffey explain how the world of communications has changed thanks to the deployment of this wonder of technology.

Google Home and IoT for Beginners

Posted by Melissa Strait on May 30, 2017
The Internet of Things (IoT) is all the buzz, and home-centered use is an exciting area of development. In this blog post, Melissa Strait talks about her IoT experiences in the form of Google Home. The video shows her using the smart device, while the post links to related resources including the CommScope “Connected and Efficient Buildings” eBook.

Ready for Action: CommScope Wireless Cables Meet CPR Standards

Posted by Mike Schaefer on May 24, 2017
Mike Schaefer is happy to report in this blog post that CommScope’s HELIAX and CNT fire retardant cables are already compliant to the EU’s CPR standards for fire safety. This comes ahead of the July 1 deadline for properly marking cabling. See the cable list for more details.

5G Millimeter Wave = 1 Gigabit x 20

Posted by Kevin Linehan on May 17, 2017
While millimeter wave spectrum will eventually be used for 5G mobility, its first application will be for fixed wireless access. The behavior of signals at these higher frequencies has profound implications for radio system and antenna designs. To learn more about mmWave antenna beam motions, see this blog post by Kevin Linehan and the included video, which summarizes content from the author’s recent presentation at 5G North America.

Cell Site Stories: Interference mitigation filters for the CALA low-band spectrum mix

Posted by Cesar Calderon on May 15, 2017
To support local needs, CommScope developed a set of interference mitigation filters that that can be tuned according to each specific wireless market need. In this blog post, Cesar Calderon explains how this capability is impacting the Caribbean and Latin American (CALA) telecom industries.

How the U.S. Wireless Industry Could Save $5 Million

Posted by Chris Stockman on May 4, 2017
A small piece of metal could save the U.S. wireless industry up to $5 million. The metal is CommScope’s new SnapStak Plus cable hanger. The serious cost-savings come from the total amount of time saved during installation. To see how easy they are to use, check out this video blog by Chris Stockman.

Explosive Mobile Data Growth Makes Fiber a Strong Backhaul Solution

Posted by Wes Oxlee on May 3, 2017
Since installing new fiber can be expensive and time-consuming, some carriers are leveraging the extensive footprint and coverage of their existing fiber-to-the-home networks to provide backhaul for wireless networks. By utilizing some innovative fiber connectivity solutions, operators can use the same fiber strands for multiple services. Wes Oxlee explains more about the technologies in this blog post and the updated “LTE Best Practices” eBook.

How will network operators use 5G technology?

Posted by Pedro Torres on April 21, 2017
Wireless operators envision 5G will help them to serve multiple customers from a unified, flexible network. Network slicing, enabled by network function virtualization and software-defined network technologies, is what will make this possible. Check out this video blog by Pedro Torres for more details.

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