is offering a new, comprehensive antenna solution that enables wireless
operators to significantly increase capacity at the cell site. The Six
Sector Solution, part of the Andrew
portfolio of wireless solutions, utilizes advanced antenna technology
that can make site acquisition and installation easier by enabling the
use of three antennas where six were previously needed. Implementation
of the Six Sector Solution provides almost twice the capacity, increases
the gain of each sector by 3 dB for better building penetration and
mitigates interference for higher data throughput.
“The massive increase in subscriber demand for mobile data is driving a
major concern among wireless operators about having enough capacity to
handle the traffic,” said CommScope’s Philip Sorrells, vice president of
strategic marketing, Wireless. “The Six Sector Solution is an excellent
way to significantly increase capacity by enabling the evolution of a
traditional three sector site to a higher capacity, six sector site with
the use of only three antennas.”
The Six Sector Solution is the latest Andrew offering to address the
concept of sector
sculpting, a creative approach to antenna pattern shaping that
carves out more capacity, improves coverage and limits interference.
Sector sculpting boosts network performance by better controlling
interference between sectors and increasing the number of accessible
subscriber channels. These sector sculpting antennas, such as in the Six
Sector Solution, can radiate multiple, tightly defined RF patterns from
one antenna unit. Other Andrew sector sculpting offerings include the Five
base station antennas. In addition, the Andrew Sentinel™
microwave backhaul antenna uses a similar pattern shaping approach to
boost capacity between microwave links.
“In an era of limited spectrum and constantly increasing demands for
bandwidth, CommScope strongly advocates the concept of sector sculpting
as an effective way for operators to efficiently improve performance at
their cell sites,” said Sorrells.
The Six Sector Solution utilizes twin
beam base station antennas as the primary enabling technology for
sector-splitting with three antennas. Twin beam antennas generate two RF
beams from one antenna meaning three antennas can do the work of six,
saving on tower leasing costs and decreasing wind loading. By increasing
the gain in each sector by 3 dB, twin beam antennas nearly double the
signal power, which means better building penetration. The higher gain
also enables higher data rates so that customers may be able to stream
high-definition videos, for example, where previously they could only
stream low quality video. Twin beam antenna technology is now available
in most frequency bands for GSM, CDMA, UMTS and LTE.
“We believe that increasing network capacity with a relatively simple
antenna system upgrade is a great near term investment,” said Sorrells.
“Our solution provides a practical way to quickly deploy
sector-splitting without additional antenna faces.”
Adding further value, CommScope and its partners can offer North
American customers turnkey
design, planning and installation services with an overarching
service warranty for the RF path as part of the Six Sector Solution.
Similarly, CommScope expects to expand the Six Sector Solution into a
complete product and services offering for customers in all regions of
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