The latest infographic summarizes many of the key points of the paper, including results from a real-world case study that CommScope conducted in Hungary. It involved modelling what happens when European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Class 4 microwave antennas replace the existing Class 3 antennas in an existing network.
The study proved how the low side lobes of Class 4 antennas enable a significant reduction in interference, better reliability and effective spectrum management within this network. Lower interference results in improved link availability, or reduced link outages, allowing links to carry more traffic per year at the highest possible modulation scheme. More traffic would mean more revenue for wireless operators and better quality of service for subscribers.
The infographic also gives you numbers you need to know. For instance, in this trial in Hungary, we estimated that Class 4 antennas could result in approximately $750,000 (€576,000) of additional annual income for the operator. That’s a lot of money, especially when multiplied over a number of years.
Please let me know what you think of the infographic and if you have any questions by leaving a comment below.