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It’s Time for You to Understand Microwave Backhaul Infrastructure
Microwave antennas have emerged as a great option for long-distance communications. This technology finds is roots in other historical communications inventions. If you want to learn more about microwave fundaments, James Donovan explains that the Infrastructure Academy has a course designed especially for you.
EN 50600-x: The New European Standard for Data Center Design
The world telecommunications cabling infrastructure standards continues to evolve. The new European standard series EN 50600-x is scheduled to be completed early this year. In this blog, Hans-Jürgen Niethammer provides a summary of his white paper that covers two aspects that are vital to understanding the new standard series.
CommScope Definition: What Is “Blown Fiber” Installation?
If you have pulled cables through conduit before, you know it can be a difficult job. Did you know that you can use air as a lubricant? Chris Gemme explains the definitions of “blown fiber” and “jetted fiber” and how they can be used to expand a network.
Calculate Your Fiber’s Performance
Engineers are just as good as their calculations. They can use various tools for their calculations, but as time moves on, their tools change. One new tool they can use is CommScope’s new Fiber Performance Calculator. Ricardo Diaz explains what engineers can expect when they use the latest calculator.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.