Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and products, has introduced the industry's first all-digital remote radio head, a high power unit that provides cost savings and coverage flexibility for global 3G networks.
At 22.5 watts, the new Andrew OneBase(TM) Remote Radio Head is a high power convection-cooled one-man-lift remote radio unit, using fully-digital architecture, including digital pre-distortion and dual-diversity reception, an industry first. It currently is in trial with two global customers.
"With its all-digital architecture, Andrew's OneBase Remote Radio Head leapfrogs competing products that use older technologies," said Mickey Miller, group president, Base Station Subsystems, Andrew Corporation. "It also strengthens Andrew's position as a market leader in remote coverage solutions for operators through its fiber/coax-based distributed offerings for indoor and outdoor applications."
Remote radio heads are part of a distributed base station system in which all radio-related functions are contained in a unit mounted outside of a traditional base station transceiver system (BTS) and linked to a main unit that contains the control and baseband signal processing. Remote radio heads enable lower capital and operating expenditures, reduce typical power requirements, and add flexibility to network configurations.
OneBase Remote Radio Head will be displayed at Andrew's exhibit (Hall 1, Stand D08-D09) February 13-16 at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. It is the most recent addition to the OneBase product family, which combines Andrew products and technology into complete solutions for use in integrated BTSs. In addition to OneBase Remote Radio Head, Andrew's OneBase family includes:
-- OneBase Compact TMA--the industry's most compact tower mounted amplifier for enhancing coverage and capacity in 3G networks.
-- OneBase MCPA Cell Extender-- the industry's most efficient, high power multi-carrier power amplifier for use in extending the coverage or increasing the capacity of wireless base stations.
-- OneBase Macroshelf--a complete, open standard radio frequency solution that fits within the base station and integrates the transceiver, power amplification, filtering, combining, and associated RF shelf hardware.
-- OneBase Pico--a complete single-carrier picocell wireless base station, featuring a capacity of up to 80 users and high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) support.
-- OneBase Micro--a further development of One Base Pico, this complete microcell wireless base station features single- or two-carrier operation and HSDPA capability.
About Andrew Corporation
Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (www.andrew.com), headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
OneBase is a trademark of Andrew Corporation.
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