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How To Increase Antenna Signal Strength Through Design

Antennas are a core component of modern passive infrastructure. Understanding how to specify, design and install them is crucial to maintaining successful network performance the design of an antenna can have a substantial impact on signal strength. Because of this, below we’ve outlined key antenna design considerations to increase signal strength.   Vertical and horizontal antenna […]

Wireless 19 July 2017

How Do Wireless Networks Transmit Data?

RF wireless infrastructure helps to shape the networks we know today; in fact, an integrated approach to wireless infrastructure can boost-end user adoption, leverage existing infrastructure and applications, enable enhanced working and reduced costs. Supported and complemented by cabling infrastructure, wireless is a core part of effective networks. But how do wireless networks actually work? […]

Wireless 12 July 2017

Cellular Wireless 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G – Watch The Evolution

Wireless networks – and demand for them – are ever growing and evolving. So how have cellular wireless networks changed since the early days of 1G and where are we heading next?     The Start of the Mobile Generation: Cellular wireless networks have developed a long way from the first mobile phone systems. Since the […]

Wireless 5 July 2017

Considerations to Reduce Passive Intermodulation (PIM)

For a wireless cellular network to achieve its full operating potential, each sector within the network must perform up to its design standard. Reducing Passive Intermodulation (PIM) is a key component of maintaining an efficient network. When this does not occur, the economic impact to the service provider can be substantial: Lost revenue at that […]

Wireless 21 June 2017

Get the Maximum Available RF Signal by Fine Tuning Your Antennas

As more and more devices join our networks and use up valuable bandwidth, what can we do to keep our networks functioning? More and more devices are eating up available wireless bandwidth and we need to ensure that we have the maximum available RF signal by fine tuning antennas. If you think about how many […]

Wireless 14 June 2017

Key Differences: Small Cells vs. Distributed-Antenna-Systems

The Key Differences Between Small Cells vs. Distributed-Antenna-Systems: Despite the general similarities in power output, coverage area and size, DAS and the various small cell solutions differ greatly in terms of how they operate. DAS is a point-to-multipoint solution in which the DAS headend shares and receives signals with all remote nodes simultaneously. By simulcasting […]

Wireless 30 March 2017

What are DAS and Small Cells?

Using DAS and Small Cells to Provide Coverage and Capacity: The need to increase wireless coverage and capacity within an increasingly crowded ecosystem has led to a variety of alternative solutions and new challenges for the owners and operators of today’s mobile networks. Each new solution forces the industry to reconsider the landscape and assess […]

Wireless 22 March 2017

Connecting DAS over existing PON Installations

Leveraging Networks for Connecting DAS Demand for higher wireless data throughput and denser wireless networks is driving the installation of distributed antenna systems (DAS) as well as small cells and Wi-Fi systems. But without existing fiber from the central office, deploying these devices can be a time-consuming and expensive proposition. At the same time, competition […]

Wireless 15 March 2017

The Benefits of Cell Virtualization For Wireless Operators

What is C-RAN and Cell Virtualization? Virtualization is a technique for wireless operators seeking to reduce capital costs and increase flexibility in their networks. To date, virtualization has focused on NFV for hardware-based functions, and cloud-RAN (C-RAN) enables NFV for mobile base station hardware. C-RAN is an acronym commonly heard in the wireless industry these […]

Wireless 8 March 2017

How Can SDN and NFV Facilitate Network Convergence?

Explore how SDN and NFV can facilitate network convergence New technologies such as software-defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) can facilitate network convergence. Traditionally—and often still today—dedicated access networks for wireless and wireline coexist as they each require dedicated appliances to run different protocols and services. Today, SDN and NFV allow a single […]

Wireless 1 March 2017