believed to be the world’s first ultra-wideband antenna system capable
of supporting the four major air-interface standards in almost any
wireless frequency range. UltraBand™ enables operators to reduce the
number of antennas in their networks, lowering tower leasing costs while
increasing speed to market capability.
Every iteration of wireless technology typically requires operators to
deploy new antenna equipment in their networks. Towers get cluttered
with multiple antennas while installation and maintenance become more
helps solve this problem by supporting multiple frequency bands and
technology standards from one antenna. For example, operators will be
able to deploy LTE in 2.6 GHz and 700 MHz while supporting W-CDMA in 2.1
GHz—all from the same antenna.
Deploying UltraBand can save operators time and expense during their
next technology rollouts, according to Philip Sorrells, vice president,
Strategic Marketing—Wireless, CommScope. “The UltraBand antenna is a
dynamic, future-ready solution for launching a high performance wireless
network with multiple air interface technologies using multiple
frequency bands,” said Sorrells. “The ability to deploy a flexible,
scalable and independently optimized antenna technology simplifies the
network while providing the operator with the maximum degree of
The UltraBand antenna system is optimized for high performance in
capacity-sensitive, data-driven systems. UltraBand utilizes pattern
shaping technologies pioneered by Argus, a leader in antenna
technology innovation that in 2011 became
part of CommScope and its Andrew® portfolio of global wireless
solutions. The antenna system supports MIMO implementation for advanced
“UltraBand is extremely versatile, ready to support multiple bands now
and in the future as new standards and bands emerge,” said Sorrells.
“UltraBand protects operators from some of the uncertainty inherent in
wireless technology evolution.”
CommScope introduced in January 2012 its first ultra-wideband
antenna, capable of supporting four higher frequency bands used in
cellular systems. The new UltraBand antenna system provides a multi-band
solution, adding five lower frequency bands to support a total of nine
frequency bands across the wireless spectrum: US700, EU Digital
Dividend, US cellular and GSM900 for the lower bands and DCS1800, PCS,
AWS, 3G, and WiMax for the higher bands. CommScope believes UltraBand is
the first antenna capable of supporting nine frequency bands for all
four air-interface standards: GSM, CDMA, W-CDMA and LTE. CommScope also
offers a complete portfolio of RF
Path solutions including diplexer, triplexer and filter products for
deploying multiple technologies and bands at the same site.
CommScope’s first UltraBand model is a 10-port, 2.5 meter version,
Argus and UltraBand are trademarks of CommScope, Inc. Andrew is a
registered trademark of CommScope Inc.
has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication
networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and
technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end
solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build
high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology
changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create,
innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop
connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at
work, and on the go.
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well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
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cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently
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