CommScope Overhauls Entire Long-haul Microwave Antenna Portfolio

CommScope Overhauls Entire Long-haul Microwave Antenna Portfolio Image Credit: CommScope

CommScope said it is making the most comprehensive upgrade to its microwave antenna portfolio in decades.

The leader in microwave antennas is overhauling its entire long-haul antenna portfolio to significantly improve the coverage, capacity and cost-effectiveness of wireless backhaul for all applications.

CommScope is introducing two new long-haul antenna product lines – USX and HX – into its Sentinel and ValuLine portfolios, which will ultimately replace its existing long-haul antennas. The new antennas provide next generation performance for cellular, broadcast, telecom and private networks.  

As part of CommScope’s Sentinel range, the new USX antennas meet or exceed Class 4 standards as defined by the ETSI. Their superior radiation patterns provide maximum protection against interference, helping backhaul links operate at their highest data rates for longer, claims CommScope. USX antennas retain the high performing cross-polarization technology of CommScope’s existing HSX backhaul antennas.

The new ValuLine HX antennas deliver substantially improved radiation pattern envelopes and cross-polarization compared to other Class 3 antennas. These performance improvements enable network operators to balance performance and deployment cost where high network congestion is not an issue and without the additional cost of upgrading to a full USX antenna.

Ian Bourke, VP, Microwave Antenna Systems, CommScope
Our Sentinel antennas have proven their superior performance in the field, and our ValuLine antennas have long combined cost-effectiveness, quality and performance. The new long-haul antennas add a robust solution to those portfolios to meet the varying needs of our customers.

Emmy Johnson, Principal Analyst and founder, Sky Light Research
The wireless backhaul industry must continue to evolve to meet the needs of service providers and the massive amounts of high-bandwidth traffic from users. Denser, higher performing backhaul links are a critical component to the overall vision for next generation wireless networks, and well-engineered microwave antennas are a linchpin in achieving that vision.

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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