More 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.
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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.
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
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.
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.