CommScope Outfits DAS Platform for European Wireless Market
Like their counterparts around the globe, wireless network operators across Europe are racing to best support the data applications and throughput speeds that subscribers desire. CommScope is offering a new tool for them to achieve this feat by making its next generation distributed antenna system (DAS) ready for the European marketplace.
The comprehensive ION-U distributed antenna system is now ready to support European mobile network operators with five frequency bands and tri-band MIMO configurations over a single fiber. (Photo: Business Wire)
A unified, low and high power DAS, CommScope’s ION-U(R) now supports five frequency bands common to Europe, and can be used to extend wireless coverage and capacity in many outdoor settings (oDAS) as well as indoor applications (iDAS).
“CommScope has been supplying Europe with DAS solutions for years, including the 2006 World Cup stadiums in Germany, the Rome Metro system, the enormous Gotthard base tunnel in Switzerland, and elsewhere,” said Matt Melester, senior vice president and general manager, Distributed Coverage and Capacity Solutions, CommScope. “We now are ready to deliver our most advanced DAS offering, the ION-U, and all its inherent benefits to customers here, as well.”
The ION-U features software that guides the installation, optimization and commissioning of the system, converting a time and resource intensive job into a highly automated process. Instead of requiring highly skilled RF technicians, ION-U installation can utilize a less specialized workforce while decreasing roll out times and the total cost of ownership.
The ION-U supports multiple operators, multiple frequency bands and multiple generations of air interface technologies in one system. The ION-U covers the following frequencies for Europe: 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz bands. To further increase data capacity, the ION-U also supports tri-band MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) configurations over a single fiber. This feature greatly enhances the capacity and traffic load the ION-U can handle while continuing to offer a low visual impact.
CommScope will demonstrate the ION-U in Stand #2E46 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, March 2-5. To schedule a demonstration and access a preview chapter from the forthcoming LTE Best Practices ebook, join the CommScope Community.
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