Turkcell, the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, can now remotely monitor and control its base station site operations—with the aim of decreasing operating expenses and optimizing performance—thanks to its deployment of OneBase InSite® Connect, the site management solution from Andrew Solutions.

Andrew's InSite Connect is a single comprehensive solution that remotely controls and monitors the s ...

Andrew's InSite Connect is a single comprehensive solution that remotely controls and monitors the subsystems inside each base station site. (Photo: Business Wire)

Andrew, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in wireless communications systems and products, and its business partner in Turkey, MIKOM, have supplied InSite Connect™ for Turkcell’s wireless network.

“A thorough evaluation and trial of InSite Connect verified its usefulness in monitoring site equipment, sending alerts, decreasing site visits, and increasing energy efficiency,” said Andrea Casini, vice president of sales and marketing, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Andrew. “InSite Connect is one system that can support all of Turkcell’s site operations.”

InSite Connect is a comprehensive solution that remotely controls, manages and monitors the subsystems at each base station site, enabling network operators to coordinate and manage the conditions at base station sites and other remote facilities across their networks. InSite Connect is base station vender agnostic, capable of controlling and monitoring a wide array of devices from leading subsystem manufacturers. Operators can realize OpEx savings through the reduction of wasted energy usage and cell site visits for maintenance, the elimination of cell site visits for RET antenna adjustment, and the curtailment of theft and vandalism related expenses. InSite Connect can also act as a platform for efficient deployment of complimentary technologies such as IP synchronization of network traffic monitoring.

“Turkcell chose InSite Connect because of its extensive capabilities, scalability and future-proof expandability for site control, management and monitoring,” said Engin Arikan, chief executive officer, MIKOM. “The long history and excellent working relationship between Andrew and MIKOM helped make the entire process run smoothly.”

With InSite Connect, remote electrical tilt antennas can be adjusted without a site visit. Thermostats can be programmed to optimize energy consumption and limit unnecessary climatization. Field technicians can be equipped with details about equipment troubles before heading to a site, avoiding unnecessary second trips. Theft and vandalism can be decreased or prevented with IP cameras. Network equipment problems can be monitored and alarms sent before major network disruptions occur. Site access can be controlled and power consumption metered.

“The amount of tasks that InSite Connect can manage in one system is quite extensive and derives from its ability to work with any OEM standard and equipment,” said Casini. “We are seeing great interest in InSite Connect by operators worldwide.”

The OneBase InSite Connect system is comprised of two primary components: the central management system (CMS) and the remote controller units (RCU). The CMS server is centrally installed in an operator’s core network and is designed to communicate with the RCU at cell sites. Each RCU is a 1RU 19-inch rack-mountable unit with a total of 87 ports available for connectivity to local cell site subsystems. The RCU can be optionally configured with three remote electrical tilt antenna controllers, providing standard AISG interfaces for monitoring and controlling AISG 1.1 and AISG 2.0 compliant RET antennas and TMAs.

OneBase InSite is a registered trademark and InSite Connect is a trademark of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope:

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV; www.commscope.com) provides essential infrastructure that makes communication possible. We empower people to connect and communicate seamlessly where, when, and how they choose. Our solutions and services for wired and wireless networks enable high-bandwidth data, video, and voice applications everywhere—at home, at work, and on the go. Through every wave of technology, CommScope helps the world connect and evolve. Backed by numerous respected brands such as Andrew®, SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise®, CommScope supports customers in more than 100 countries around the world through its focus on integrity, ethics, quality and technical innovation.

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. For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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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