Microwave Journal

India’s Tata Teleservices Switches to Smoothwall RF Feeder Cable

November 7, 2011

Tata Teleservices Ltd. has become the most recent of India’s wireless operators to reap the benefits of CommScope’s HELIAX FXL smoothwall RF feeder coaxial cable, which the operator will utilize for new rollouts of its base station sites in India. The FXL smoothwall cable, already installed in more than 100,000 sites throughout India and in use in nations around the world, is delivering a new level of benefits in wireless network performance and reliability, compared to its corrugated copper predecessor HELIAX VXL.

Competition for subscribers is intense in the rapidly-expanding Indian wireless marketplace, raising the stakes for operators as they balance the need for the highest performance in their networks while keeping costs low. CommScope has made significant investments to localize FXL cable production at its manufacturing center in Goa, India.

“Superior performance and cost-efficiency, as compared to standard corrugated copper cable, makes HELIAX 2.0 FXL smoothwall cable from CommScope a great choice for operators and OEMs in India,” said Stan Catey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cable Products, CommScope. “The smoothwall cable offers significant and immediate cost savings over corrugated copper cable and is built to ensure the operator receives a consistent quality connection.”

“CommScope’s smoothwall cable will modernize our wireless communication systems,” said AG Rao, Executive President, Technology and Enterprise Business, Tata Teleservices Limited. “This will allow us to offer our customers the best wireless solutions cost effectively.”