Today’s blogger Jim Syme admits he doesn’t really know if this new CommScope video is the best ever about microwave antenna side lobes. But he thinks so, and it does an awesome job in explaining what microwave antenna side lobes are and why they are so important to microwave network performance. Check out the video and see if you agree.
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. Today’s blog post discusses the SiteRise system, CommScope’s unique cell tower solution that integrates all the major tower top components into one factory-assembled, factory-tested unit. This top 20 CommScope innovation helped Ooredoo achieve 50 percent savings in deployment time, 50 percent better performance, and 50 percent energy savings.
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. Ranked among the top 20 CommScope innovations, Node repeaters were the first cell site repeaters to use digital on-frequency technology with echo cancellation. They enabled wireless operators to extend coverage for a tenth of the cost of adding new base station-based cell sites. See today’s blog post by Thomas Kummetz to learn more.
Today’s blog post introduces one of the top 20 innovations that has come from CommScope (or one of its acquired companies) over the past 40 years—the dual reflector antenna feed for microwave antennas. The dual reflector feed made it possible to manufacture low-profile microwave antennas in high volume to meet surging demand during the roll-out of the first GSM networks. See today’s post by John Cole for more about this historical innovation.
It’s something we’ve heard a lot about – and even based much of our mission on. Fiber network convergence. What is it, and how does it work? Wes Oxlee explains in today’s CommScope Definitions series.
Indoor cellular coverage is no longer nice-to-have. As the wireless industry is defining 5G, it’s a good time to step back and consider how we can treat indoor delivery as a primary objective rather than as an afterthought. Luigi Tarlazzi offers his thoughts about the topic in today’s blog post and will share more during his presentation at the upcoming SCWS Americas conference.
Remote electrical tilt (RET) is a unique base station antenna capability that enables operators to make adjustments to their networks remotely without having to climb up a cell tower and move antennas physically. A smart bias tee is part of a RET system, and an innovative way to implement the smart bias tee is to have it built directly into the antenna. Rob Cameron explains the technical details in today’s blog post.
The vision for 5G networks is amazing, says Jeff Epstein in today’s blog post. Applications no one yet has conceived of will be possible when wireless networks shift to 5G. But that time is not here yet. And realistically, it’s not going to be here for several years. LTE will remain the predominant wireless network technology sold for at least the first few years of the coming decade.
Interference can cause serious impairment to wireless network quality. CommScope worked with a network operator recently who was specifically concerned with uplink interference in the 850 MHz band. CommScope offered a plan to develop an interference mitigation filter (IMF) tailored to solve the operator’s problem. See today’s blog post by Cesar Calderon to learn how the IMF impacted network performance.
Unexplained acronyms are a great way to confuse and derail a conversation. For the sake of conversational clarity, Marcus Ash presents a list of acronyms used at CommScope in regards to our fiber to the antenna (FTTA) solutions. He hopes this list will help in your next FTTA discussion or website search.