leapt into the publishing world today by releasing a nearly 200-page
e-book—authored by many of its engineers and technical directors—titled Understanding
the RF Path. The book reports on complicated technical issues
from the wireless communications industry in easy-to-read text,
informing wireless engineers, business and marketing professionals, and
other industry players about the state and evolution of wireless
networks and infrastructure.
“Understanding the RF Path brings the wealth of knowledge about
wireless networks that exists inside CommScope out into the world,” said
Philip Sorrells, vice president, Strategic Marketing, CommScope. “This
book has enough technical information in it to satisfy engineers while
translating jargon into language the average industry person can
understand. Our hope is that this book will preserve and advance
knowledge across the wireless industry and beyond.”
Understanding the RF Path sheds light on the following topics:
History and evolution of wireless communications
Cell site construction and network planning
Technology basics of antennas, remote radio heads, transmission lines
and other RF Path components
Solutions for co-siting, passive intermodulation (PIM), network
reliability and site monitoring
Specific applications such as distributed antenna systems, back-up
power, microwave backhaul and network protection
What’s in it for readers?
Installers will find recommended installation techniques.
Network designers can use the PIM system calculators.
Executives, marketers and product buyers can view embedded videos and
gain insight into network concepts and equipment.
Entry-level telecom professionals and students can expand their
knowledge of critical wireless components.
- Understanding the RF Path alsoincludes an overview of
global frequency spectrum configurations, a glossary of wireless terms
and acronyms, and author biographies in the appendices.
“We think there is something for everyone in this book, from a
high-level view of the wireless communication industry down to some
nitty-gritty physics formulas,” said Sorrells. “Publishing Understanding
the RF Path is part of our ongoing effort—including the CommScope
Infrastructure Academy and Andrew Institute—to educate industry players
and promote best practices at the cell site and with other technology
online course that guides students through the material available in
the Understanding the RF Path e-book is available through the
CommScope Infrastructure Academy. The CommScope
Infrastructure Academy delivers a comprehensive suite of online and
in-person training resources to help organizations achieve high quality
infrastructure design and installation. Academy instructors leverage
CommScope's proven expertise in solutions for data centers, intelligent
buildings, in-building wireless, intelligent infrastructure management
and the RF path. CommScope also offers hands-on training courses for
wireless network installers and network engineers through the Andrew
Understanding the RF Path presents knowledge that has been
accumulated over the last 75 years at CommScope and companies it
acquired, including the former Andrew Corporation. The Andrew®
name now serves as CommScope’s brand for its complete portfolio of
the RF Path is available in digital format for viewing online
and as an iTunes, Google Play and Amazon app. To access the apps, users
need to request
a user name and password. The Understanding the RF Path
e-book can also be downloaded in PDF form and easily shared through
social media. CommScope plans for it to be the first in a book series
about various communications industry topics.
Andrew is a registered trademark of CommScope, Inc.
has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication
networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and
technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end
solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build
high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology
changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create,
innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop
connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at
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