It’s day one of Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, the world’s largest wireless
industry trade show, which is always an exciting time. It’s an especially exciting
day for me and for CommScope since we just announced the world’s first truly
unified wireless infrastructure, the ION-E. The ION-E is the culmination of a
four year development effort to create an
in-building wireless (IBW) solution that is so easy to deploy, so intuitive to
use, and so flexible to maintain, that it defies the IBW categorizations that
we currently know.
What exactly is the “world’s first truly unified wireless infrastructure?”
What I mean by that term is that the ION-E creates a whole new solution category—one
that unifies licensed wireless, power and Gigabit Ethernet onto a single physical infrastructure. This solution addresses the
needs of building owners, occupants and wireless operators in a collaborative
and cohesive way. It makes scaling to different building sizes trivial. The
ION-E is technology agnostic and frequency adaptive. Its flexibility protects
it from obsolescence. It offers multi-band, multi-operator and multi-technology
capabilities, and can re-route capacity in software with a mouse click, while
utilizing the structured cabling infrastructure common to most commercial buildings.
Curious to learn more? If you are here with me at Mobile
World Congress, come to the CommScope stand 2i46 in Hall 2 to speak to one of
our RF experts and see a demo. If you’re at your desk or elsewhere, check out
today’s press release or watch my video interview about the ION-E. We are on the cusp of covering the
wireless world—from the inside-out—and the ION-E is one giant leap forward.
I’ve been looking forward to this launch for a long time,
having spent years with the developers of the ION-E at CommScope. I’m excited
to see how the simplicity and flexibility of the ION-E lowers the barriers to
indoor deployments. Following Mobile World Congress, the ION-E will be
available for operator trials only in Europe with expectations of a global
release in the second half of 2014.
In-building wireless just got unified. Join us now and be a pION-Eer
to the future of IBW.