CommScope Unveils New All-Digital C-RAN Antenna System for In-building Wireless

CommScope Unveils New All-Digital C-RAN Antenna System for In-building Wireless Image Credit: CommScope

The vision for CommScope has unveiled CommScope Era, an all-digital C-RAN antenna system that leverages wireless operators’ initiatives to centralize and virtualize baseband radio assets, a foundational design concept for 5G networks.

According to Commscope, Era enables operators to deploy a centralized headend that serves multiple buildings, or even to tap capacity from the operator’s existing centralized radio access network (C-RAN) hubs.

Era’s Wide-area Integration Node (WIN) resides in the C-RAN hub and routes baseband capacity to a distribution point within the served building or campus. Era allocates baseband capacity where it is needed while reducing the amount of onsite head-end equipment and the amount of fiber needed for signal transport by up to 90 percent, claims the Company.

CommScope said Era is built on the all-digital architecture pioneered and proven in the company’s ION-E DAS solution.

MAtt Melester, SVP, Distributed Coverage and Capacity Solutions, Commscope
We have invested heavily to create an all-digital platform architecture that upends the economics of in-building wireless and ushers in a new era and standard for distributed antenna systems. CommScope Era will be a key enabler for network densification in LTE Advanced, Gigabit LTE and 5G.

Kyung Mun, Principal Analyst, Mobile Experts 
New systems like CommScope Era respond to operators’ need for options that will make in-building wireless more affordable for building owners and commercial real estate companies.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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