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CommScope Addresses Small Cell Deployment Concerns
February 21, 2013
By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor
CommScope is creating a portfolio of options to enable operators to efficiently address small cell deployment concerns.
The company aims to help wireless operators that want to deploy lower power and smaller footprint cell sites, and is working toward decreasing the capacity problems in their macro networks.
To this end, it is creating a portfolio of options that help operators address and rectify their small cell deployment concerns.
Though designed to increase overall sector density or capacity, small cells present challenges for operators when they’re acquiring sites and integrating them into the macro wireless network.
“Operators need options that can be tailored based on specific site requirements and deployed in a timely, cost-effective manner without disrupting service,” said CommScope’s Philip Sorrells, vice president of strategic marketing, Wireless.
CommScope offers solutions such as the ION-M distributed antenna system (DAS), which helps operators in many urban and suburban areas where the cost of acquiring a cell site is often more than the cost of installing equipment.
In such areas, operators search for lower power and shorter antenna cells (or mini-cells) that occupy less space.
CommScope’s small cell solution portfolio includes a number of other offerings to address these challenges as well. The firm submits integrated concealment solutions that hide RF equipment in a monopole under one radome and a wireless backhaul support with superior interference immunity.
“You have to be flexible and creative to deliver small cell solutions that meet real-world deployment challenges,” said Sorrells. “CommScope is well-equipped with experience and a variety of product options to make small cell deployment a success for our customers.”
CommScope offers a portfolio of end-to-end solutions, including critical infrastructure needed to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. The company was in the news earlier this month for offering a new antenna solution that allows wireless operators to increase capacity at the cell site.
Edited by Braden Becker
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