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CommScope Outfits New DAS Platform for European MNOs

Clock 17 February 2015
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CommScope unveils a new distributed antenna system (DAS) portfolio for the European market. CommScope's new ION-U, unified, low and high power DAS, 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).

According to CommScope, 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 is designed to support multiple operators, multiple frequency bands and multiple generations of air interface technologies in one system, supporting 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz frequency 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, added ComScope.

Matt Melester, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Distributed Coverage and Capacity Solutions, CommScope
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. We now are ready to deliver our most advanced DAS offering, the ION-U, and all its inherent benefits to customers here, as well.

Ray is The Fast Mode's editor and content director. Ray has covered the wireless industry as a writer for more than 10 years, focusing on technology and business aspects of the telecoms sector. Ray can be reached at ray.sharma(at) Follow Ray at


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