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
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
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.
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®,
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
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cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the
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obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
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