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CommScope Definitions: What is Structured Cabling?
Today’s blog post is the next edition in the “CommScope Definitions” series in which we explain common terms in communications network and data center infrastructure. In this blog, Dave Tanis explains how structured cabling and the related standards organizations have help improve the design, installation and maintenance of IT networks around the world.
If Your Only Tool Is a Hammer
A good approach to small cells is to start with the root cause of the problem and then assess the most appropriate tools for each application. If you step back to see the bigger problem, then there are a host of tools that can be considered. Selecting the right tool then becomes a matter of evaluating each application and assessing future state requirements. Philip Sorrells can help you do so with information offered in today’s blog post and the LTE Best Practices ebook.
A Tool for Calculating RF Path Return Loss
Cell sites today include more RF components than ever, which complicates the measurement of return loss/VSWR. CommScope offers a System VSWR Calculator on its website that can help. Lou Meyer explains.
Announcing ARRIS’s New R&D Center in Bangalore, India
Today, we opened a new, multi-million dollar R&D and Operations center in Bangalore, India, dedicated to innovation for our customers worldwide. The Ulsoor, Bangalore site – which houses a...
The Move to 4x2 MIMO in Wireless Networks
Many operators are in the midst of evolving to the next level of sophistication in antenna configuration, planning the move from 2-way receive to 4-way receive. 4X2 MIMO will further improve the traffic carrying capability of the RF path and increase the capacity of the link from the base station to the mobile. The 4-way receive configurations will also ease the transition to 4X2 downlink MIMO. Ray Butler explains more in today’s blog post.
Making the Most of Multi-User MIMO
Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) is a required feature of 802.11ac Wave 2 APs that serves clients in parallel, freeing airtime and increasing the effective thoroughput of the Wi-Fi network. Ruckus BeamFlex+ customizes AP antenna configurations to focus signals, reduce noise, and produce the highest possible data rates.
Back to Basics in Microwave Systems: Antenna Directivity and Gain
Eager to learn more about how microwave antenna systems work? In today’s blog post, Jim Syme previews two key concepts in antenna theory: directivity and gain. His “back to basics” lesson comes from the new CommScope Infrastructure Academy online course called Microwave Radio Antenna Link Fundamentals.