HICKORY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deploying advanced technology wireless networks means bringing high
performing RF Path components into the field, where network performance
and the resulting customer experience are critical, every second of
every day. With China’s wireless networks deploying 3G technologies, CommScope
is opening a new state-of-the-art base station antenna testing facility
in Suzhou to ensure the superior performance of its Andrew Solutions® antenna
portfolio in all types of wireless network conditions.
“The performance and reliability of base station antenna technology
becomes even more important to the customer experience in 3G, 4G and the
next generations of wireless networks,” said Ray Butler, vice president,
Base Station Antenna Products and Development, CommScope. “The new
CommScope Antenna Performance Assurance Center offers our Chinese
customers advanced testing services for ensuring the superior
performance of their networks today and into the future.”
CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communication
networks, hosted a grand opening event for the CommScope Antenna
Performance Assurance Center in Suzhou on April 26–27, which was
attended by company executives, customers, and government officials. The
CommScope antenna testing center will enable wireless operators and OEMs
to conduct a number of performance, environmental, and quality tests on
base station antennas in less time and with increased accuracy.
“The most significant enhancement is our addition of a new 128-probe
testing system in a building designed specifically for optimized
verification, which offers enhanced speed, accuracy, and ease of use for
testing RF pattern performance,” said Butler. “We also offer a variety
of environmental tests and other quality and reliability measurements,
as well as training that explains how to make and understand antenna
measurements in the near-field antenna range.”
CommScope offers quality and reliability testing for base station
antenna systems in its Suzhou manufacturing facility. This testing
gauges the long-term impact of various environments and conditions on
antennas, helping determine product lifecycles and improve product
longevity. CommScope manufactures many of its Andrew Solutions products
in Suzhou including HELIAX®
coaxial cables, connectors, and cable assemblies; base station antennas; ValuLine®
microwave antennas and RF filters. The Suzhou facility was opened in
1997 by Andrew Corporation, which began operations in China in the 1970s
and was acquired by CommScope in 2007.
“China remains an important market for CommScope, which is why we are
glad to re-invest in our facilities here to deliver high-quality,
superior performance antennas and other RF Path solutions to our
customers,” said Butler.
CommScope has facilities in Suzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen,
China to support the domestic wireless marketplace with broad product
design and large-scale production capacities. CommScope has supplied coverage
and capacity solutions for several large-scale projects in China
including the National Center for the Performing Arts; Ministry
of Environmental Protection Building; Taiyuan-Zhongwei-Yinchuan,
high speed railways; the Beijing
Subway and Shanghai Metro, among others.
CommScope also supports antenna testing at its Goa, India; Lochgelly,
Scotland; Richardson, Texas; and Joliet, Illinois facilities.
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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 everything 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
work, and on the go.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on
information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as
well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are
subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could
cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently
expected. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not
intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these
statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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