14 Dec 2012

CommScope wideband antenna system supports major air-interface standards

Argus UltraBand from CommScope is believed to be the world’s first ultra-wideband antenna system capable of supporting the four major air-interface standards in almost any wireless frequency range.

The system is said to allow operators to reduce the number of antennas in their networks, lowering tower leasing costs while increasing speed to market capability.

“The UltraBand antenna is a dynamic, future-ready solution for launching a high performance wireless network with multiple air interface technologies using multiple frequency bands,” said Sorrells. “The ability to deploy a flexible, scalable and independently optimized antenna technology simplifies the network while providing the operator with the maximum degree of future-ready capacity.”

Every iteration of wireless technology typically requires operators to deploy new antenna equipment in their networks. Towers get cluttered with multiple antennas while installation and maintenance become more complicated.

According to CommScope, UltraBand helps to solve this problem by supporting multiple frequency bands and technology standards from one antenna.

For example, operators will be able to deploy LTE in 2.6 GHz and 700 MHz while supporting W-CDMA in 2.1 GHz—all from the same antenna.

The antenna system is optimized for high performance in capacity-sensitive, data-driven systems and uses pattern shaping technologies pioneered Argus, , which in 2011 became part of CommScope.

The antenna system supports MIMO implementation for advanced capacity solutions.

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