intermodulation (PIM) has always been a
concern in wireless networks; however, it has become even more of a challenge with
the introduction of wide-band systems to support new 4G and 5G technologies. In
the simplest definition, PIM is caused when two or more wireless signals mix
together and create additional frequencies which cause interference and can
significantly deteriorate network performance.
CLICK TO TWEET: Let CommScope and Tessco show you how to reduce PIM in your network.
Operators are now discovering that elevated
levels of external PIM can be generated around antennas by certain products
which have been used in industry standard installation practices for years.
With consumers demanding higher speeds and
greater performance, operators are working furiously to add more bandwidth and
new frequencies - many of which are more vulnerable to PIM effects. To further
exacerbate the PIM issue, this is causing tower top mount configurations to
become even more littered with antenna, radio and cable support connections.
This creates an even greater potential for disruptive wireless harmonics in the
PIM critical zone around the antenna.
CommScope understands PIM and has worked
with operators to design and thoroughly test a full PIM-guard family of
solutions to eliminate potential PIM sources. Recently, Dale Heath, product
line manager, CommScope, presented on a Tessco
Mitigation Solutions with CommScope.”
In this webinar, Dale discusses the causes
of and how to reduce and eliminate PIM in the network.
We encourage you to watch this on-demand
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