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CommScope Opens Base Station Antenna Test Facility in China

April 28, 2011
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Deploying advanced technology wireless networks means bringing high performing RF Path components into the field. With China’s wireless networks deploying 3G technologies, CommScope is opening a new state-of-the-art base station antenna testing facility in Suzhou to ensure the performance of its Andrew Solutions® antenna portfolio in all types of wireless network conditions.

“The performance and reliability of base station antenna technology becomes even more important to the customer experience in 3G, 4G and the next generations of wireless networks,” said Ray Butler, Vice President, Base Station Antenna Products and Development, CommScope. “The new CommScope Antenna Performance Assurance Center offers our Chinese customers advanced testing services for ensuring the superior performance of their networks today and into the future.”

The center will enable wireless operators and OEMs to conduct a number of performance, environmental, and quality tests on base station antennas in less time and with increased accuracy. Testing can gauge the long-term impact of various environments and conditions on antennas, helping determine product lifecycles and improve product longevity.

“The most significant enhancement is our addition of a new 128-probe testing system in a building designed specifically for optimized verification, which offers enhanced speed, accuracy, and ease of use for testing RF pattern performance,” said Butler. “We also offer a variety of environmental tests and other quality and reliability measurements, as well as training that explains how to make and understand antenna measurements in the near-field antenna range.”

CommScope manufactures many of its Andrew Solutions products in Suzhou including HELIAX® coaxial cables, connectors, and cable assemblies; base station antennas; ValuLine® microwave antennas and RF filters.


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