Wireless network operators are acquiring new frequency bands to add to their networks in order to better support subscribers. New spectrum requires new cell site antennas that support the latest frequency bands. With Mobile World Congress 2017 coming soon, I want to give an update about the roll-out of new frequency bands in the wireless industry and how CommScope supports them with ultra-wideband antennas—including the narrowest 1400 MHz capable multiband antenna on the market today.

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Martin Zimmerman

Marty Zimmerman is director of antenna solutions, Base Station Antennas, for CommScope, responsible for driving the development of next-generation antenna products based on collaborations with key customers. Other duties include managing the IP portfolio and providing technical guidance on M&A activities. Previously, Marty served as director of engineering and senior principal antenna engineer for the same team. Prior to that, he worked as an antenna engineer for Sinclair Technologies and Analex, a NASA contractor. Marty holds 23 U.S. and numerous foreign patents in addition to having been published in several journals. He has a BS in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology and an MS and PhD in electrical engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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