Blog Videos

Plug-and-Play for FTTA: HELIAX FiberFeed Pendant
Publish Date: November 12, 2017

Learn about HELIAX FiberFeed pendant and how this advanced plug-and-play solution helps accelerate fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) deployments.
How CommScope’s Spectrum Access System Will Manage the Citizens Broadband Radio Service Spectrum
Publish Date: November 2, 2017

Mark Gibson, spectrum management expert for CommScope and board director for the Wireless Innovation Forum, explains the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and how a Spectrum Access System (SAS) will manage the shared spectrum.
CommScope’s Partners Talk About High Speed Migration
Publish Date: October 30, 2017

Speed is important in a network; however, how does a network handle all this demand for bandwidth? Data center managers need to quickly grow their data center’s capacity and CommScope’s High Speed Migration platform provides a long-term strategy for supporting higher speeds and emerging applications. Members of our PartnerPRO Network—Shiv Deviah of Lantro and Ketan Kothari of Sigmabyte—provide us some insight on High Speed Migration’s importance in the industry.
How CommScope help Operators to increase network capacity and reliability
Publish Date: October 26, 2017

Chinnee Tong, VP, Service Provider, Greater China and Korea, explained more on how LTE-U and LAA make carrier-controlled use of unlicensed spectrum possible, and how twin beam technology will significantly help operators increase capacity without substantially increasing costs.
CommScope Celebrates its Catawba, N.C. Facility’s Golden Anniversary
Publish Date: October 23, 2017

Before there was a company called CommScope, there was the Superior Continental Corporation, a manufacturer of coaxial cable for small independent telephone companies. One of the products manufactured in Superior’s Catawba, N.C. facility, which opened in 1967, was a struggling product line called Comm/Scope. In 1976, Frank Drendel led a group of investors to acquire the Comm/Scope coaxial cable division from Superior and founded the company that today is known as CommScope in Hickory, N.C. Drendel focused his early efforts on the fledgling cable television industry. The CommScope coaxial cable produced in Catawba would later help change the face of the cable television industry. As it observes its 50th anniversary, the Catawba facility is the largest hybrid fiber-coaxial facility for broadband networks in the world. This ISO9001-certified 1 million-square foot facility employs more than 500 people and produces more than 344,000 miles of cable every year—enough to circle the earth more than 8 times. Employee longevity is a cornerstone to the facility’s success. The average year of service at Catawba is more than 20 years, with a total of more than 12,000 years of experience employed. Besides manufacturing innovative network solutions, Catawba is also proud of being “green.” Established in 1988, the site’s award-winning ReelSmart Recycling Program enables CommScope to save more than 20,000 trees by reusing more than 100,000 cable reels every year.
What Do You Get from the CommScope Infrastructure Academy’s Passive Infrastructure Training?
Publish Date: October 9, 2017

Data must get from point A to point B. It doesn’t matter how it gets there as long as there is a trusted and reliable network infrastructure in place. Find out how passive infrastructure is driving that push for data from the CommScope Infrastructure Academy’s James Donovan.
The Evolution of the Workplace
Publish Date: September 22, 2017

CommScope hosted “The Evolution of the Workplace” workshops in four U.S. cities in August 2017. These events included presentations by intelligent building experts from CommScope, Navigant Research, IBM and JLL. The goal was to help building owners and operators, IT and facilities managers, commercial real estate managers and consultants stay abreast of network trends and learn best practices for deploying intelligent building infrastructure.
Why Did Wtec Choose the CommScope Infrastructure Academy?
Publish Date: September 19, 2017

If you deploy end-to-end network solutions, then you want to make sure your employees are properly trained. It sets yourself apart from other companies and gives you a competitive advantage. Not sure? In this video, Colin Peter Massey, product manager, Wtec AG, explains why his company implemented training courses from the CommScope Infrastructure Academy.
Managing Power over Ethernet with imVision
Publish Date: September 18, 2017

More and more powered devices connect to the network each day, driven by convergence and the IoT. Jason Bautista explains how the imVision automated infrastructure management system delivers the necessary tools for managing Power over Ethernet links.
"Expect More" Roadshow, Hong Kong
Publish Date: September 12, 2017

In this video, hear from our CommScope’s experts as they share how you can modernize your data center to meet tomorrow's bandwidth demands.
CommScope PartnerPRO Network: Network Solutions Deployed with Superior Service
Publish Date: July 30, 2017

If you don’t know about our PartnerPRO Network, then it’s time for us to introduce you to it. Made up of certified partners and installers, they deploy the right solutions to help your networks evolve. In this video, partners from Computacenter, Sigmabyte, Lantro, CECCO, and Equinix talk about the benefits of the PartnerPRO Network.
The Evolution of the Workplace
Publish Date: July 19, 2017

What are the trends and challenges for network technology in commercial buildings? How are workplaces evolving? What are the wired and wireless technologies supporting the growth in network traffic? Ed Solis discusses these topics in preview of CommScope’s ‘Evolution of the Workplace’ buildings roadshow, coming in August 2017 to four U.S. cities. http://info.commscope.com/EvolutionOfWorkPlace.html http://info.commscope.com/EvolutionOfWorkPlace-Houston.html http://info.commscope.com/EvolutionOfWorkPlace- Minneapolis.html http://info.commscope.com/EvolutionOfWorkPlace-Seattle.html
The Trend is Towards Multi Tenant Data Centers
Publish Date: June 18, 2017

To address a shift in the data center market, CommScope formed the Multi Tenant Data Center (MTDC) Alliance as part of its PartnerPRO™ Network. The MTDC Alliance members offer optimal network infrastructure solutions to customers who need to deploy this technology in multi tenant environments. By leasing third-party data center white space, enterprises can remain focused on their core businesses while enjoying optimal data center availability, reliability and cost control. This trend toward deploying MTDCs continues to grow. In this video, Stephen Kowal, senior vice president, Global Partners, CommScope; Angela Haneklau, vice presidnet, Enterprise Sales, CommScope; John Schmidt, leader of CommScope’s Global Data Center Solutions Group, and Steve Abraham of Equinix (a founding member of the MTDC Alliance) provide you with some insight into the market and why this Alliance is important now.
A Partner in MTDC Transitions
Publish Date: May 22, 2017

Ever had a great property manager? It’s someone who acts as the go-between with a landlord and a tenant, gets stuff done and makes sure no one gets a raw end of a deal. It’s kind of how we think of ourselves with our MTDC Alliance.
The Internet of Things at Home
Publish Date: May 22, 2017

Melissa Strait, executive assistant, demonstrates how Google Home makes her job as Mom a bit easier at home. Such smart devices are part of the Internet of Things revolution in home-life. Learn more about how IoT impacts the workplace in CommScope’s Connected and Efficient Buildings eBook: http://www.commscope.com/Resources/eBooks/
Cablelines Partners with CommScope to Deliver Superior Customer Service
Publish Date: May 9, 2017

The shift towards connectivity has created a huge opportunity for our partners to deliver superior customer service in the 21st century business environment. This video showcases how Cablelines is differentiating themselves via the PartnerPro Network.
CommScope at #MWC17: Network Solutions for the Next Generation of Cellular
Publish Date: May 5, 2017

The evolution to 5G will include more cell sites and site sectors, centralized and cloud RANs, and more fiber throughout. Adding capacity to networks – as always – is still critical. At Mobile World Congress 2017, CommScope will be displaying and discussing network solutions for the next generation of cellular. In this video, Philip Sorrells previews CommScope’s presence at the major wireless industry event, #MWC17. http://commscopeatmwc.com/
CommScope’s Frank Drendel Receives 2017 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award
Publish Date: April 27, 2017

Frank M. Drendel, chair of the board and founder of CommScope, was named the 2017 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award recipient during the 20th annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration, held April 26 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. The award honors the late William J. Bresnan, founder and chairman of Bresnan Communications and longtime chairman of the board of The Cable Center. In this video, Frank reflects on the cable industry and what it was like to win this award. Some of Frank’s fellow employees also provided some insight into the man and shared a few stories.
CommScope@5G Mena 2017
Publish Date: April 26, 2017

Anis Khoury, CommScope's Distributed Coverage & Capacity Solutions Operation Manager for the Middle East & Africa, gives a brief preview of the presentation-- Indoor connectivity solutions -he will give during 5G MENA 2017 in Dubai on 2nd May 2017
How to Save Time When Hanging Cell Tower Cables – SnapStak Plus
Publish Date: April 10, 2017

SnapStak Plus hangers are designed for the increased fiber cable deployments occurring in the wireless industry. SnapStak Plus hangers are unique in their ability to adjust to various cable diameters, enabling one hanger to support a range of cable sizes without the need to insert a grommet. They reduce average installation time to just 30 seconds per hanger versus 90 seconds to install a hanger with a grommet insert.
Ultra-Wideband Antenna Systems for MIMO - from #MWC17
Publish Date: February 28, 2017

Wireless operators deploying 4x4 MIMO to their networks need versatile, ultra-wideband antenna solutions.
The In-Building Wireless Challenge at #MWC17
Publish Date: February 28, 2017

To help deploy indoor wireless networks more quickly and reliably, CommScope is sharing its DAS and small cells expertise in the In-Building Wireless Best Practices eBook at #MWC17. Register for access: http://info.commscope.com/2017_Europe_EN_W_ManualNurture_IBW-eBook_02022017_LP.html
CommScope antenna expert shows off 1400 MHz multiband antenna before #MWC17
Publish Date: February 13, 2017

A preview of CommScope’s base station antenna technology for Mobile World Congress 2017. Marty Zimmerman, director of antenna solutions, discusses the rollout 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.
Managing Fibre In The DataCentre
Publish Date: January 22, 2017

Managing Fibre Connectivity in the Data Centre
Category-6 Cable
Publish Date: December 20, 2016

Luc Adriaenssens, SVP of Technology at CommScope, describes Category-6 and Category-6A cabling and connectors. He explains uses for the technology and the impact that CommScope has had on this innovation.
World’s First Installation of Wideband Multimode Fiber
Publish Date: September 28, 2016

The Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center promises to be one of the most technologically advanced arenas. It already set a record as the world’s first installation of wideband multimode fiber, a capacity-boosting network technology supplied by CommScope. John Schmidt, global leader, Data Center Solutions, CommScope, explains more about the fiber optic technology in this video.
CommScope Speeds Up Fiber Installations at the Premises with Mini RDT and Optical Wall Boxes
Publish Date: August 24, 2016

Optical fiber continues to gain popularity as one of the best broadband mediums for future-proofing against higher and faster capacity requirements by end users. In this video, Joe Depa speaks with Kathy Terryll, product manager, who provides the service providers a glimpse into how to speed up fiber installations on the premises with new fiber solutions.
Strategies for More Efficient FTTx Construction in the Last Mile
Publish Date: July 20, 2016

Service providers are facing many challenges during fiber deployments. During the 2016 FTTH Connect show in Nashville, TN, Gilberto Guitarte, Business Development Manager, CommScope presented on this topic. In this video, Joe Depa interviewed Gilberto about these challenges and what kind of solutions/technology service providers can deploy to future proof their networks.
Fiber Optics Trends in Latin America
Publish Date: July 20, 2016

The rate of fiber growth around the world continues to grow. One area where fiber growth continues to gain strides is in Latin America. In this video, Joe Depa interviewed Eduardo Jedruch, Network Architect, CALA, CommScope, about fiber trends and obstacles service providers are facing when pushing fiber deeper into their network.
The Impact of SDN and NFV on Fiber Connectivity and Capacity
Publish Date: July 19, 2016

Improved network performance, greater agility, lower costs, and new services – the transformational benefits of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for service providers are truly compelling. In this video, Joe Depa interviewed Pat Thompson, VP of Central Office and Headend solutions, during the FTTH Connect show in Nashville, TN about how SDN and NFV will have an impact on networks and the Internet of Things.
Women in STEM: CommScope DAS Training Program
Publish Date: May 23, 2016

The lack of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs is a topic that Pinder Chauhan, director of global technical support, Distributed Coverage and Capacity Solutions, CommScope, cares a lot about. Pinder helped create a free training program for CommScope’s distributed antenna systems (DAS) platforms for women employed at CommScope partner organizations. The free DAS training is intended to provide new skills to women who might then qualify for new jobs or projects. Pinder talks about the CommScope DAS Training Program in this video.
Accelerating Gigabit Deployments by CommScope
Publish Date: May 9, 2016

What’s been holding back mass market adoption of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)? Part of the answer is complicated technology. The industry can accelerate adoption by simplifying the technology. In this video, Joe Depa interviewed Erik Gronvall, Vice President of Strategy and Network Architecture, CommScope, during Gigabit Cities Live 2016 in Charlotte, NC about where FTTH is headed, how important is it getting gigabit services to subscribers and how CommScope can help service providers with deployment.
CAPEX and OPEX Savings in HD Camera Deployments Using CommScope’s Powered Fiber Cable System
Publish Date: April 7, 2016

CommScope’s Powered Fiber Cable System gives operators a complete “rack to device” solution for powering and communicating with a variety of remote network devices. Deploying one hybrid power/fiber cable negates any additional electrical engineering – where the fiber goes, the power source follows. In this video, Joe Depa speaks with Chris Raynor, product line manager, about CommScope’s Powered Fiber Cable System.
Building IoT Infrastructure with CommScope’s Vince Sumrall
Publish Date: March 30, 2016

Industry experts are predicting a staggering number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be on the network by 2020 with predictions ranging from 21 billion to 50 billion to 200 billion. Even more impressive than the sheer number of IoT devices are predictions around the economic impact that the IoT can bring. In this video In this video, Joe Depa speaks with Vince Sumrall, technical manager, CommScope about enabling IoT within the building requires proper planning and design and attention to the relevant industry standards.
Award-winning CommScope OneCell Shines at Mobile World Congress
Publish Date: February 25, 2016

OneCell C-RAN Small Cells are an enterprise LTE solution, based on a Cloud RAN architecture, which enables cell virtualization and delivers a superior user experience. In this video, Bill Walter interviews Mike McFarland about the OneCell’s benefits during the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Power Up with CommScope’s PowerShift at Mobile World Congress
Publish Date: February 23, 2016

CommScope’s PowerShift solution is designed to optimize electrical draw by adjusting voltage dynamically to match an operator’s exact RRU power requirements, eliminating the need for a tower-top converter. In this video, Bill Walter interviews John Chamberlain about PowerShift’s benefits during the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
CommScope’s Fiber Indexing: A Cost-Optimized Approach to FTTH Networks
Publish Date: February 11, 2016

Building a fiber network can be expensive. Service providers are looking for new ways to deploy fiber to their subscribers. They require innovative technology to meet their subscribers demand for bandwidth. In this video, Joe Depa speaks with Jeff Blatnik, product manager, who explains why service providers should consider deploying fiber indexing technology.
CommScope’s FDH 4000: Making FTTH Deployments Faster
Publish Date: January 7, 2016

In today’s fiber world, multiple service operators demand more bandwidth for their subscribers. Their engineers require innovations that make it easier and more cost-effective for them to build critical fiber connections for delivering gigabit access speeds. One way engineers can accomplish this is by deploying a fiber distribution hub (FDH). In this video, Joe Depa speaks with Brian Berdan, product manager for CommScope about how the FDH 4000 sets itself apart from other legacy fiber distribution hubs and cabinets on the market.
CommScope Demonstrates Interoperability at OFC 2015
Publish Date: April 17, 2015

Wesley Bates talks to Joe Livingston, Senior Manager R&D Manager, Fiber Apparatus, CommScope, about a recent demonstration showing how different vendor technologies can work together (interoperate) within a data center at the Ethernet Alliance booth during the 2015 OFC conference.
“Women in Telecom” Interview at The New IP Conference
Publish Date: March 5, 2015

Sarah Thomas, editorial operations director at Light Reading, interviews Pinder Chauhan, director of global technical support, CommScope, about the company’s effort to support women in wireless and involvement in the “new IP.” This interview occurred before the Women in Telecom breakfast panel.
CommScope Demonstrates Category 8
Publish Date: February 23, 2015

Jason Reasor, senior product manager for CommScope, demonstrates a Category 8 field test using a partner's prototype tester. The demonstration illustrates the next step in realizing a 40 Gbps Ethernet channel within the data center.
Sector Sculpting in Wireless Networks
Publish Date: November 12, 2014

CommScope’s Mike Wolfe, director of technical sales, explains the concept of sector sculpting in wireless networks, a technique for improving capacity and performance.
CommScope Discusses Network Evolution and Pushing Fiber Deeper with BTR
Publish Date: October 8, 2014

During the 2014 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, BTR interviewed CommScope’s Kevin Wilkes and Brad Edwards on what cable and broadband operators can do to evolve their networks and push fiber deeper to keep up with their subscribers increasing bandwidth and data demands.
2014 BICSI Fall Conference Interview with Rodney Casteel
Publish Date: October 1, 2014

Rodney Casteel, technical manager, CommScope, speaks with Wesley Bates about CommScope’s participation in the TIA Fiber Optic Technology Consortium (FOTC) committee at the 2014 Fall BICSI Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif. www.commscope.com www.commscopeblogs.com www.tiafotc.org
CommScope Goes to Bat for the Charlotte Knights
Publish Date: August 5, 2014

For the 2014 baseball season, the Charlotte Knights will play their home games in the brand new BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, NC. This state-of-the-art facility deployed CommScope's Uniprise end-to-end copper, fiber and coaxial cabling infrastructure enabling high-speed communications functions throughout the stadium. Dan Rajkowski, the Knights' executive vice president and chief operating officer explains what fans should expect this year and how CommScope's solutions helped the team achieve its goal of creating the best possible experience for its fans.
BICSI Interview with Masood Shariff
Publish Date: August 5, 2014

Masood Shariff, senior systems engineer principle, CommScope, speaks with Wesley Bates about his presentation-Category 8 standards developments paving the way to 40G-that he will give during the 2014 Winter BICSI Conference in Orlando, FL
How to Properly Perform a Mid-sheath Entry on a Microfiber Cable
Publish Date: August 5, 2014

Blown microfiber cable is a miniaturized version of a stranded loose tube cable placed in a microduct using high pressure air to assist with its installation. The jacket on microcable is more like a skin rather than the thick protective sheath found on traditional cables. That level of protection for the microcable is not necessary, as it gains its protection in the microduct. Entry into a microfiber cable is still a craft sensitive job. It is much simpler and easier than with traditional cables; however, there are some who are not performing it properly. In this video, CommScope's Chris Gemme demonstrates the proper way to enter the microfiber for a mid-sheath entry.
The Heterogeneous Network
Publish Date: August 5, 2014

CommScope's Mike Wolfe, director of technical sales, explains the HetNet and how it resembles a multi-tiered cake. He also talks about some of the current challenges that wireless operators face with their network infrastructure deployments at macro sites and small cells. www.commscope.com