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CommScope has devised a new concealment solution that will make deployment of metro cells on street poles much easier-a key consideration as operators push to increase wireless network capacity by installing small cell sites in urban areas.

CommScope has devised a new two-piece concealment solution that will make deployment of metro cells

CommScope has devised a new two-piece concealment solution that will make deployment of metro cells on street poles much easier. (Photo: Business Wire)

The new CommScope Metro Cell Concealment Solution features a two-piece design for mounting all the necessary equipment for metro cell operation, making for a total solution. Two aesthetically pleasing enclosures can mount and hide radios, antennas, backhaul termination (wireline or wireless), back-up batteries and other equipment on street poles in units that are more structurally balanced and easier to permit.

“The key to successful metro cell deployments is making the equipment as inconspicuous as possible and installing it at just the right location in dense urban areas,” said Stan Catey, senior vice president and general manager, Cable Products, CommScope. “Our concealment solution targets some of the most commonly available street furniture available for metro cell deployment-street lighting poles.”

The Metro Cell Concealment Solution makes installation easier and more reliable because it can be:

  • Installed without ground-based cabinets and rights of way-the two enclosures occupy much less space than what is allowed in most local requirements.
  • Rapidly assembled using a unique mounting system-much of the intricate assembly involving power, filtering and cabling can be performed offsite.
  • Installed in a single work shift, minimizing on-street disruption and the opportunity for error.
  • Installed to support multiple radio technologies or a second network operator, if required.
  • Permitted once without the need for a second zoning application when changing radios or technologies.

CommScope will demonstrate its new Metro Cell Concealment Solution at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Hall 2, Stand #2E46, along with other wireless solutions. In advance of the trade show, join the CommScope Community to access a preview chapter from the forthcoming “LTE Best Practices” ebook, which includes information about small cell applications.

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CommScope (NASDAQ:COMM) helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks. Our network infrastructure solutions help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy efficiency; and simplify technology migration. You will find our solutions in the largest buildings, venues and outdoor spaces; in data centers and buildings of all shapes, sizes and complexity; at wireless cell sites and in cable headends; and in airports, trains, and tunnels. Vital networks around the world run on CommScope solutions.

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