CommScope Expands SiteRise
LONDON -- Expanding on its award winning Andrew SiteRise solution, CommScope is introducing new innovation aimed at reducing installation and maintenance cost, risk and time at the top of cellular network towers. The Andrew SiteRise Standard Interface is intended to simplify the interface between the base station antenna and virtually any remote radio unit (RRU) technology.
Andrew SiteRise, unveiled in 2013, is the world’s first pre-assembled tower top solution, designed to bring factory assembled quality and consistency to the field assembly environment of a wireless network cell site. Andrew SiteRise facilitates the rapid implementation of RRU technology in close physical proximity to the antenna connectors, reducing losses and improving network performance. The SiteRise solution already is proving cost-effective for operators by moving the complex connection, configuration and testing work from the top of the tower to ground level where it can be done in a controlled environment.
The Andrew SiteRise Standard Interface is a new way of connecting an RRU to the base station antenna, using a unique approach not previously utilized for tower top applications. The Standard Interface gives an operator the flexibility of using multiple RRU technologies and frequency bands in a simplified plug-and-play arrangement. Key to this solution is a patented connector technology that provides an essentially passive intermodulation (PIM)-free, blind mate connection.