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How close are we to fully-automated Open RAN networks?

Open RAN has been the subject of earnest development for a number of years and has seen large-scale commercial deployment by three major global operators building new networks with significant commitments from many large brownfield CSPs. Reducing TCO through vendor competition, component commoditization and...

CommScope secures Wi-Fi 6 deal with Vodafone Germany

CommScope announced that Vodafone Germany will deploy its Touchstone TG6442 DOCSIS 3.1 cable gateways to deliver Wi-Fi 6 performance to millions of subscribers across Germany. CommScope said that this deployment will enable Vodafone Germany to improve its customers’ in-home Wi-Fi connections and deliver faster broadband...

CommScope, Meta collaboration will help operators ‘further disaggregate’ network elements

CommScope and Meta will develop a mMIMO reference design based on O-RAN Alliance interoperability specifications CommScope and Meta Connectivity are collaborating on flexible and open reference designs to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN. Working alongside a network of industry ecosystem companies in the Evenstar...

How 5G will impact network operators in 2022 (Reader Forum)

As more people worked remotely during the early stages of the pandemic, operators shifted investment to fixed infrastructure underpinning home broadband connections. Looking to 2022, we’ll see renewed focus on the growth of 4G and time spent on evaluating the most pragmatic ways to add capacity and capability into 5G deployment plans. We see three major trends in the market...

Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA): Now or later? (Reader Forum)

Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA) is the future of cable. But as operators consider its place in their roadmaps, the biggest question is when to make the move. Of course, the answer depends on each operator's unique needs and existing network, so in this article, we...

Editorial Report: The challenges and opportunities of small cell network densification

As digital services evolve and users continue to demand faster speeds and higher availability, network densification is proving to be a key driver for enabling successful 5G networks. Small cells, in particular, are seen by operators as a method of increasing cellular network capacity,...

Editorial Webinar: The challenges and opportunities of small cell network densification

As digital services evolve and users continue to demand faster speeds and higher availability, network densification is proving to be a key driver for enabling successful 5G networks. Small cells, in particular, are seen by operators as a method of increasing cellular network capacity,...

Is powering small cells the greatest densification challenge?

CommScope director of engineering: 'When densification increases so does the amount of power' In the U.S., operators are expected to deploy five to 10 times more small cells than macro cells, and CTIA has forecasted that by 2026, more than 800,000 small cells...

Editorial Webinar: The challenges and opportunities of small cell network densification

As digital services evolve and users continue to demand faster speeds and higher availability, network densification is proving to be a key driver for enabling successful 5G networks. Small cells, in particular, are seen by operators as a method of increasing cellular network capacity,...

CommScope gets Italian sailing team’s Wi-Fi connection in shipshape for race

The Wi-Fi network will carry data from onboard sensors and devices to support boats CommScope will connect Italy’s Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailboat team’s 75-foot long AC75 racing yacht with Ruckus Wi-Fi equipment during the PRADA Cup. The Ruckus Wi-Fi network will carry data from hundreds...

Understanding the CBRS coexistence paradigm (Reader Forum)

Most people familiar with the Citizens Broadband Radio System (CBRS) understand the three-tiered sharing model that designates lightly licensed General Authorized Access (GAA) users to the bottom tier with the lowest level of priority. However, CBRS players are often surprised to learn that while the...

Opening the C Band to accelerate 5G deployments (Reader Forum)

Opening the C Band for 5G networks frees up spectrum for a number of years and represents a major opportunity for mobile operators. At 280 megahertz, the C Band is the largest chunk of mid-band spectrum the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made available...

The year ahead in broadband networks (Reader Forum)

The coming year will see a marked acceleration in several key broadband network trends, brought on by global COVID-related changes to work, education, and entertainment as well as momentum in next-generation network investments.  As we wrap up the year and look ahead to 2021, there...

CommScope acquires Phluido’s vRAN patent portfolio

CommScope exec: 'the acquisition further solidifies CommScope’s position as innovative indoor RAN provider' CommScope has acquired the complete patent portfolio for virtual radio access networks (vRAN) from Phluido, a company specializing in RAN virtualization and disaggregation. According to CommScope, the patents “address key concepts introduced in...

CommScope to power in-home connectivity with 10G broadband

10G promises to deliver speeds up to 100 times faster than what most consumers experience today, says CommScope CommScope demonstrated its vision for 10-gigabit, or 10G, and virtualized networks at this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo earlier this week, focusing on the in-home experiences that will...

Well, technically… small cell concealment is much more than putting a radio in a box: CommScope (Ep. 11)

Small cell concealment is much more than putting a radio in a box

Improving indoor connectivity with Open RAN (Reader Forum)

In recent months, the telecommunications industry has been abuzz with news about various initiatives related to Open RAN. Essentially, Open RAN refers to open and interoperable interfaces within and between the various subcomponents of the RAN: the radio, hardware, or baseband unit and software....

Well, technically… 96% of the US is rural: Heather ‘Mo’ Williams, CommScope (Ep. 3)

On this episode of Well, technically... the tech podcast where women do the explaining, Heather 'Mo' Williams, network solutions analyst at CommScope, discusses Wi-Fi 6E, the challenge of bringing connectivity to rural America and her love of honey badgers.

Reducing PIM on cell site towers in the 5G era (Reader Forum)

External passive intermodulation (PIM) has always been a concern when deploying wireless networks. However, PIM has become even more of a challenge with the introduction of new 5G technologies and infrastructure. In the simplest definition, PIM occurs when two or more wireless signals mix together and...

16-fiber MPO provides an attractive path to 400 GbE (Reader Forum)

Nobody ever said the Ethernet Roadmap was a direct route. When the 25G Ethernet Consortium (Arista, Broadcom, Google, Mellanox Technologies and Microsoft) proposed single-lane 25-Gbps Ethernet and dual-lane 50-Gbps Ethernet in July 2014, it created a big fork in the roadmap. Networks had to...

Will 5G Change The World? Farid Firouzbakht, CommScope (Ep. 10)

 RCR Wireless News · Will 5G Change The World? Farid Firouzbakht, CommScope (Ep. 10) Massive MIMO, open RAN and more This week CommScope's Farid Firouzbakht, senior vice president and general manager, discusses some of the distinct considerations associated with 5G at sub-6 GHz frequencies vs. at...

The role of Wi-Fi in a 5G World (Reader Forum)

Google trends is a fascinating tool that provides unparalleled insight into what people across the world are thinking and doing. A quick glance at the search trend for the term “5G” reveals a growing interest in this wireless connectivity technology  (in case you are curious, here is...

CommScope: ‘2020 will deliver the 5G promise’

5G requires more high-powered, RRUs and, in some regions, a shift to massive MIMO architecture, says CommScope BARCELONA--The implementation of 5G requires more radio units, more cell sites, more power. But at the same time, operators are looking for solutions that have minimal impact on...

Test and Measurement: Teledyne LeCroy acquires Oakgate Technology

Acquisition expands Teledyne LeCroy's benchmarking and validation testing for data centers, electronic storage Test-focused Teledyne subsidiary Teledyne LeCroy has acquired California-based Oakgate Technology, which focuses on testing, validation and benchmarking for data centers and the electronic storage industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Teledyne...

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