CommScope is hosting a digital forum in place of what it had planned for Mobile World Congress activities. MWC 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus.
Advances in antenna design, open RAN interfaces and IoT management are some of the new additions to CommScope’s end-to-end portfolio of networking equipment. The company says these innovations will be critical in simplifying 5G rollouts and growing operators’ enterprise business. They will be showcased during the CommScope Digital Forum on March 17, at 9 a.m., ET and 1 p.m., GMT and on March 18, at 1 p.m., ET / 5 p.m., GMT.
New solutions in CommScope’s 5G portfolio include:
- New narrow width and zero footprint antennas to address the issue of zoning restrictions and limited space, as well as installation time and complexity.
- Simplified antenna connectivity with the M-LOC cluster connector as port numbers, confusion on wiring and complexity increase.
- PowerShift in a single-rack unit to address the power needs of operators as they add more remote radio units that are higher powered.
New standards, products and solutions will give operators the opportunity to expand their portfolio of offerings, including managed services, for their business customers. CommScope’s new products and services in this area include:
- New RUCKUS Wi-Fi 6 access points (APs): the indoor R650 and outdoor T750 for faster and more deterministic wireless coverage in a wide range of use cases including industrial IoT (IIoT) and ultra-high-density user environments such as stadiums, transport hubs and schools.
- Advancements to CommScope’s OneCell small cell include new 5G NR radios, 5G baseband virtualization and open fronthaul and management interfaces.
- Expanded functionality of the RUCKUS IoT Suite with a new integrated LoRa network server, advanced rules engine and expanded IoT ecosystem supporting building and energy management capabilities as well as vape detection in education environments.
“We see 2020 as a year of critical decisions for wireless operators as they rollout, densify, and power their networks in a variety of bands while working on driving the standards and technology,” said CommScope CTO Morgan Kurk. “CommScope has access to extensive resources and talent gained from our 2019 acquisition of ARRIS and Ruckus that helps customers push the boundaries of technology as they unlock the potential of the 5G revolution.”