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Jul 13, 2016

To Clean or Not to Clean

Keeping fiber connectors clean is of utmost importance to wireless network performance. The problem in trying to maintain a pristine connector interface is that dirt is everywhere. But a single speck of dust can be a major problem when embedded on or near the fiber core. In today’s blog post, Marcus Ash explains the cleaning process CommScope recommends for HELIAX FiberFeed, and provides links to a few resources that can help keep your connectors clean.
Dec 14, 2015

Can You Afford to Use Substandard Network Products?

Low-quality cable accessories and structural elements can threaten the performance and reliability of wireless networks. They might be less expensive but can also be less reliable over time. Substandard products ultimately perform poorly in the field and can lead to network performance problems in ways that aren’t initially obvious. Jeff Epstein explains more and provides examples in today’s blog post.
Jul 13, 2015

Installing an LTE Cell Site

The most common source of the performance-degrading interference called passive intermodulation (PIM) is poor installation. That’s what CommScope’s Site Solutions and Services team has discovered over the years while performing audits of existing LTE sites. Installation errors are often related to improper connections that create PIM-generating problems. See today’s blog post by Mike Fabbri for more information and a link to the LTE Best Practices ebook.
Jul 1, 2015

How Can You Power Cell Sites More Efficiently?

As in all technology evolutions, improvements can be made to make new architecture more cost-effective and efficient. The power cable presents a specific challenge to successful remote radio unit (RRU) deployment in today’s wireless networks. And the race is on to find more creative and efficient solutions for powering them. John Chamberlain explains more in today’s blog post.