CommScope Active Antennas in LTE Field Trial

CommScope supplies active antennas in North American 4G network trial

October 18, 2011

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HICKORY, N.C. -- CommScope Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has supplied the first active antennas in use in an LTE network field trial, a major step toward the promise of better, more cost effective ways to transmit broadband signals to mobile customers using next generation networks.

CommScope’s new active antennas, part of the company’s expanding portfolio of solutions for 4G wireless networks, are installed as part of a multi-site LTE trial being conducted by a prominent North American wireless network operator. Active antennas are considered the next stage in the evolution of cellular site architecture, in which the radio is integrated into the antenna and the radio functionality is distributed across the antenna elements. This digital architecture reduces the need for certain cell site equipment, which can reduce energy consumption, site maintenance and leasing costs.

“We believe this trial is a significant step toward the eventual wide-spread deployment of active antenna solutions in LTE networks,” said Kevin Linehan, vice president and chief technology officer for base station antennas, CommScope. “Through our 10-plus years of pioneering research and development on active antenna systems, combined with our vast experience in designing and developing advanced antenna and remote radio head systems for global operators, we think CommScope is uniquely positioned to help wireless operators experience the many benefits of the world’s first digital, antenna-integrated radio system.”

CommScope Inc.

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