April 27, 2022
Addressing New Backhaul Challenges Critical to 5G Future
In this blog, we look at new 5G backhaul challenges, and how dual-band antennas can help network operators to improve backhaul capacity and help ensure their networks are 5G-ready.
August 18, 2020
How E-Band is Meeting Increased Microwave Capacity Demand
As the rollout of 5G networks accelerate and the pressure on existing 4G networks ratchets up, the demands put on backhaul networks have never been greater.In this blog, Jim Syme explains how E-Band is helping to meet increased microwave capacity demand as the rollout of 5G networks accelerate.
June 24, 2020
Microwave Antenna Selection…Let’s Make it Simple!
CommScope has simplified the microwave antenna selection process by creating two comprehensive product families and four product ranges. You can learn more about this reading Jim Syme’s blog.
June 21, 2019
The long-haul microwave transformation is almost complete!
During the past year, CommScope has shown its commitment to long haul microwaves with an update of its long-haul antennas. In this blog, Jim Syme explains when the new long-haul microwave antennas are introduced, they will meet the needs of any customer as they expand and improve their networks.
April 03, 2018
Rigid or Flexible? That is the question.
What’s the right choice of radome material for microwave antennas—rigid or fabric? In modern antenna designs, the radome is an integral part of the antenna and, irrespective of the material used, must perform reliably over the life of the product and in all environments. In this blog, Jim Syme explores the history of radomes before answering the question.
January 01, 2017
Back to Basics in Microwave Systems: Cross-Polar Discrimination
Cross-polar discrimination, or XPD, is an important characteristic to understand when comparing microwave antennas. XPD can degrade network performance, meaning slower speeds, wasted spectrum and unhappy customers. Jim Syme explains the concept in today’s blog post, the latest in the “Back to Basics in Microwave Systems” series.
January 01, 2017
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.