An earlier post this week by James Donovan talked about market trends and their implications on cell site design in terms of size, complexity and cost. As James noted, new active antenna technology is emerging to address these challenges and usher in the cell site architecture of the future. You can hear more about the different types of active antennas and some of the features and benefits of each in this short video. Kevin Linehan, VP and Chief Technology Officer of CommScope’s Antenna Systems group, offers a 10,000-foot view highlighting the basics.

CommScope has been conducting pioneering work on active antenna systems for over a decade. If you’re planning on attending Mobile World Congress next week, you can see an example of our active antennas by visiting the exhibit space of our development partner Ubidyne in Hall 2 Stand 2C98.

Want to learn more about active antennas? Download our whitepaper and let us know what you think.

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Rick Aspan

Rick Aspan, APR, is vice president of Corporate Communications at CommScope. A former journalist, he has more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications functions in the telecom, internet and networking industries at companies such as MCI, Ameritech and Tellabs.

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