Macro cell sites

Build out 5G smarter and faster

With the explosive growth of cellular consumption and the accelerating rollout of 5G, wireless operators are being challenged to add capacity and boost network performance to stay ahead of the competition on the 5G deployment path. Adding new macro cell sites and modernizing existing sites are key strategies to address these challenges. But, in the new world of 5G, the earlier approaches to macro cell deployment no longer apply.

As a proven leader and innovator in wireless network infrastructure, CommScope knows there’s no single path to 5G and no one-size-fits-all macro cell solution. With a flexible, comprehensive range of macro cell solutions, we’re making the construction and updating of macro cell sites faster and more economical than ever before—keeping your customers connected now and into the 5G future.

Challenges and opportunities

Balancing cost, performance and space

Active, passive or both? Determining the best antenna upgrade approach for 5G can be a tough balancing act between cost, performance and space considerations.

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Antenna port density

Connectivity between remote radio units and 5G antennas is growing in complexity as the number of bands and ports per band increases to support multiple MIMO configurations.

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FTTA/FTTN deployment

Understanding the unique benefits that different fiber fronthaul approaches offer can help network operators meet installation schedules and budgets more efficiently.

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Higher-order MIMO implementation

Today’s higher-order MIMO deployments require multiband combining solutions that help speed up installation and lower costs by reducing the number of antennas and cables required.

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Interference mitigation

As interference degrades capacity and erodes coverage, interference mitigation filter solutions can help suppress interfering bands and guard against noise from adjacent frequencies.

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Microwave backhaul

Increased traffic is straining capacity and spectrum availability and demand for backhaul throughput continues to grow. In many cases, the only solution is microwave

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Base Station Antennas by CommScope – built to perform, built to last

Wireless networks rise or fall based on the quality and capabilities of their base station antennas. CommScope designs, engineers and rigorously tests the antennas that mobility customers and operators alike have come to trust.

Why CommScope?

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Design expertise

CommScope solutions go through extensive simulation, prototyping and environmental testing to validate performance and durability, backed by expertise that has earned more than 15,000 patents.

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Trusted partner

We offer customized counseling and technical support services to develop the best approach for optimizing your network, based on our 40-plus years of insight and innovation experience.

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End-to-end solutions

From base station antennas at the tower top to power and backhaul, CommScope macro cell solutions cover the full RF path and more.

Professional services—ranging from construction planning and permitting to commissioning, integration and validation—are also available to help ease deployments.

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Global manufacturing

With strategically-located, high-volume factories and supply chains stretching around the world, CommScope can efficiently support your site builds.

Additional resources

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    A Bridge That Connects—CommScope Helps “Smoothen” Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge -Chinese

    The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is a project that sufficiently proves CommScope is a trusted choice of the client and its collaborators.
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    A Bridge That Connects—CommScope Helps “Smoothen” Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

    CommScope provides a total solution to HK-Zhu-Macau bridge, including wireless coverage over the bridge, leaky cable for exclusive communication network and smart cabling for Zhuhai Port of the Bridge.
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    Article: Prevention, adoption, migration: the three pillars of better spectrum efficiency - Japanese

    Optimizing spectrum efficiency is a big priority for wireless operators because it’s so difficult and expensive to purchase more. Learm more about how CommScope can help maximize ROI on your sepctrum investment.
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    Article: Prevention, adoption, migration: the three pillars of better spectrum efficiency

    Optimizing spectrum efficiency is a big priority for wireless operators because it’s so difficult and expensive to purchase more. Learm more about how CommScope can help maximize ROI on your sepctrum investment.
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    Brochure: Outdoor wireless network solutions

    Only CommScope offers everything you need to build, equip, scale, manage and optimize your high-performing wireless network. Learn more.
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    Case Study: CommScope’s combiner solutions reduce Orange Tunisia’s deployment time and costs

    The Middle East – Africa (MEA) region is among the fastest-growing wireless markets in the world. But with explosive growth comes significant challenges, including overloaded towers and rooftops, and few available options for new sites.
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