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Accommodating increasing customer data demands and evolving technologies is essential for remaining competitive in today’s wireless landscape. Everything must work seamlessly to ensure a trouble-free user experience.

With so much on the line—after all, modernization requires both time and money—you can’t risk impairing your network’s performance. Network interference such as passive intermodulation (PIM) is a growing concern to network operators, where unwanted signal noise degrades download speeds, threatening customer loyalties.

CommScope offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that deploy quickly and help identify network interference challenges, allowing operators to realize the full benefits of today’s advanced technologies. The result? Faster installations, faster troubleshooting, faster data throughput and more satisfied customers.

Protect your network investment with PIM-fighting protection from CommScope.

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Oct 3, 2016
Cell Site Stories: Finding and Solving External iDEN Interference in an 850 MHz Cellular Network
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. Read more
Jun 27, 2016
Optimize Network Performance with PIM Certification
Who wants a cell phone without signal? Learn how to avoid the threat of signal degradation caused by Passive Intermodulation and how the Infrastructure Academy’s PIM certification course can allow you to detect signal degradation before it wreaks havoc on your network. James Donovan highlights a course that will make you PIM certified. Read more
Nov 16, 2015
Embracing LTE in Taiwan
The Taiwanese 4G/LTE market has experienced rapid growth. Taiwan is now recognized as a leading broadband market. Along with this remarkable growth, Taiwan’s 4G market is witnessing another big trend. The average monthly data transmissions of 4G users are approximately 10 gigabytes, the highest in the world. Figuring out how to deal with network expansion challenges and how to optimize network performance have become the main industry concerns. Seth Chiang explains more in today’s blog post. Read more
Jul 29, 2015
Selecting the Right Antenna for Your Wireless Network
One of the most important infrastructure choices that an RF engineer makes when designing cell sites is what type of base station antenna to use. But what criteria should be utilized to narrow down the choices? Mike Wolfe provides a high-level checklist to guide the decision making process in today’s blog post. He also provides links to the related “LTE Best Practices” ebook and the “Base Station Antenna Selection for LTE Networks” white paper. Read more

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Through CommScope’s Technical Support Center, we offer 24/7 technical support for all PIM-related issues, with a dedicated team of technical experts experienced in troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving PIM issues. They are available via toll-free phone 1-800-255-1479 or email acicustomersupportcenter@commscope.com.

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