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Meaghan's Minute: World Lacks RF Design Expertise, Limits DAS

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 1:17pm
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies:

With more than 30 billion square meters of global commercial real estate, only two percent is currently covered with a dedicated indoor wireless network. It's a big issue. 80 percent of mobile connections are made inside of buildings and users expect faster, reliable service. 

With the ION-E, CommScope has simplified and optimized a solution that empowers IT professionals to deploy indoor networks within enterprise buildings. 

The ION-E is a unified wireless infrastructure platform designed around IT-based structured cabling architecture, making it friendly to both wireless operators and business enterprises alike. The company is debuting ION-E at Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona, Spain.

The ION-E brings together licensed wireless and power plus Gigabit Ethernet for WiFi into one unified wireless network that can scale to building size and is technology and spectrum adaptive. It's currently available for operator trials in Europe with expected general availability in other regions in the second half of 2014. 

According to CommScope, the world lacks people who have RF design expertise, which limits the deployment of traditional distributed antenna system networks at a time when deploying indoor networks within enterprise buildings is increasingly in demand.

With the ION-E, CommScope has a solution that self-detects and self-configures its components, while sending alarm notifications when it detects network issues. 

For more information, read the full press release.

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