How to Power Future Connectivity

More than 75 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2025. Elie Kanakri gives a behind the scenes perspective on how CommScope is helping mobile operators keep up with the intense subscriber demand for wireless bandwidth.

Yacht_Adonis_cellular_blog friendlyMore than 160,000 people flew to Vegas to experience the latest innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show. A machine that folds laundry, a mood reader and in-video advertising were a few new technologies showcased alongside smart TVs, smart watches and smart diapers.

CLICK TO TWEET: Intelligent connectivity is the beginning of a new era. Elie Kanakri explains in this blog.

But none of these compare to Adonis. My alter ego wants to buy the 78-foot smart boat which features Angel, the artificial intelligence assistant. Apparently, Adonis has technology which turns sea water into fresh water.

It’s no wonder more than 75 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2025, according to Statista.

Intelligent Connectivity is the Beginning of a new Era

Looking to the future, we know that 5G will be the key to connectivity. As my colleague Ben Cardwell mentioned in a recent blog post, ‘The 5G future begins now,’ it’s an exciting time for those of us in the trenches of development.

This ‘network of networks’ will enable mobile operators to keep up with the intense subscriber demand for wireless bandwidth by adding capacity to their networks.

At Mobile World Congress 2019, our subject matter experts will share a behind the scenes perspective on addressing capacity. This can be done by adding more sites, splitting sectors, deploying 4x4 MIMO, beam steering and increasing frequency bandwidth with adding new bands.

Our customers and partners can experience new antennas that address capacity and uncover why more RF feeders and radios are contributing to 5G readiness.

Here is a glimpse into how CommScope is helping customers behind the scenes:

RF feeders and connectors: CommScope offers a wide range of wireless cable sizes 1/4” to 1-5/8,” covering all frequency bands with the best RF performance (Lowest: VSWR, PIM and insertion loss). This includes a wide range of cable arrangement and accessories which facilitate site installation.

Antennas: CommScope continues to focus on innovation related toultra-wide bandwidth frequencies bands, including 600, 700, 800, 1400, 2600 up to 3500 MHz/5900 MHz. These support 4x4 MIMO, beam steering, multi-beam and increasingly more ports with the lowest wind load due to the aerodynamic shape of antenna radom.

Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA): Four types are available with different configurations to enable the baseband unit (BBU). The BBU, connected to the radio heads, provides advantages around robust connectivity (power and fiber) while minimizing the number of cables required.

Filters and Tower Mounted Amplifier (TMA): This is a good solution for towers which require more space to install new radios and fitters (TMAs and combiners). Network operators can move the radio remote unit (RRU) from the tower top to the ground which reduces the number of RF cables while minimizing network disruption.

The combination of these solutions reduces total site load while enabling maximum performance and capacity.

If you’re in Barcelona at MWC, come visit CommScope at Hall 2, stand #2J30. We may not have self-driving cars or flying passenger drones, but we can talk about how network connectivity will power these future technologies.