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.