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PowerShift™ is the intelligent, plug-and-play dc power supply

Are you ready for a PowerShift?

Not only are today’s high-performance, higher-wattage remote radio units (RRUs) consuming more power, operators are installing more of them to better support skyrocketing data traffic. These RRUs demand thicker, more expensive copper cables.

Avoid the LTE power squeeze
The wireless experts at CommScope and power experts at GE have partnered to create PowerShift™, the industry’s first intelligent, plug-and-play dc power supply. PowerShift is designed to optimize electrical draw by adjusting voltage dynamically to match your exact RRU power requirements, eliminating the need for a tower-top converter. PowerShift also increases the amount of time your battery backup runs, allowing your RRUs to stay active up to 30 percent longer in case of a power outage.

Whether you’re adding or replacing RRUs, building new macro sites or deploying small cells, PowerShift tilts the power in your favor by helping you:

  • Optimize energy usage costs
  • Simplify installations and save CapEx or OpEx
  • Increase RRU uptime on battery backup
  • Expand cable lengths and standardize cable sizes

Shift the balance of power
Since PowerShift was designed in partnership with GE and is a vital part of our CommScope portfolio, you take confidence that you benefit from some of the world’s finest wireless infrastructure and power expertise. Shift the balance of power: choose PowerShift.


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Introducing PowerShift™ innovation from CommScope, the industrys first intelligent, plug-and-play DC power supply.
Publish Date: October 28, 2015 Region: Global

CommScope introduces Andrew® SiteRise™—the world’s first factory-assembled tower tops for fiber to the antenna (FTTA) site architectures–allowing you to create consistency across cell site deployments.
Publish Date: August 4, 2016 Region: Global

Find answers to: How does weight and wind load factors impact the modernization of your network? Will your antenna, connections, structural support and tower design choices impact your bottom line?
Publish Date: October 15, 2015 Region: Global

Operators are finding inconsistent test results for return loss as they deploy remote radio units (RRUs) at the top of the tower. Rob Cameron, CommScope Applications Engineer, explains why in his white paper, Return Loss Comparisons: Ground Based System vs. Short Remote Radio Head Jumper.
Publish Date: January 1, 2014 Region: Global

FTTA Turnkey Solutions simplify remote radio unit connectivity, making network modernization efforts more efficient and productive. 
Publish Date: February 28, 2014 Region: Global

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Jun 21, 2016
Empowering Energy Efficiency in Service Provider Networks
No one understands the impact of steep energy costs on budgets like mobile service providers. It’s estimated that they account for $15 billion in annual energy expenditures, or about one percent of all energy consumed worldwide. Energy efficiency can be best exercised as a carefully considered strategy using multiple new solutions and advanced innovations, according to a new report published by IDC in conjunction with CommScope. See today’s blog post by Barbara Ghini for more information and to download the report. Read more
Oct 8, 2015
The Voltage Drop Challenge
Voltage drop is a key consideration for radio planners and plays a central role in the challenge of supplying power efficiently to remote radio units (RRUs) at cell sites. Voltage drop is the amount of electric voltage that is lost as a result of current moving through the circuit. In today’s blog post, John Chamberlain explains more about the term and how the wireless industry is waiting for a solution that delivers the right amount of power to RRUs in an efficient manner. Read more
Sep 30, 2015
The Future of Free Cooling at Cell Sites
Free cooling is even more attractive for the wireless industry today due to rising energy costs and the increased heat resistance of electronic equipment. But not all free cooling solutions are the same. CommScope believes its Alifabs Monitor solution offers some unique benefits. Mathias Hery will explain more about Alifabs Monitor and the challenges involved in the various cooling options in the upcoming “The Future of Free Cooling” webinar on October 6. See today’s blog post to register. Read more
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. Read more

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