TE Connectivity Upgrades Mobile Networks for 4G and Beyond

MIMO, Other Techniques Drive Higher Data Speeds and Service in High-Capacity Venues

Indoor DAS Antennas for MIMO at Target Field (Photo: Business Wire)

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CTIA 2014

MINNEAPOLIS--()--TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, today announced that TE’s FlexWave Prism and InterReach Spectrum distributed antenna systems (DAS) are now upgraded for 4G services, allowing customers currently using 2G and 3G service to deliver more capacity in their networks. Using techniques such as multiple input/multiple output (MIMO), resectorization, and adding new frequencies, including 700 MHz and 2100 MHz AWS, TE is driving new levels of capacity and service in stadiums, hospitality venues, subways, major enterprises and universities worldwide.

TE’s DAS solutions are ideal for 4G upgrades because they use technology-agnostic electronics to distribute mobile signals. This means that mobile operators and venue owners can simply add a new base station interface to the DAS head-end and that signal is automatically distributed to remote antennas placed around the property. Venues offering MIMO service can upgrade by adding a base station for the second MIMO path and a second antenna at each location to deliver the service. Creating redundancy and optimizing capacity does not require an overlay system with additional cabling and DAS electronics.

MIMO is proving to be a popular upgrade in high-density user venues because it doubles network capacity today and provides a high-performance foundation for future upgrades such as 5G. Venues in the U.S. adding MIMO to their networks with TE equipment include: FedEx Field, Sports Authority Field, Target Field, Austin and Anaheim Convention Centers, Dow Chemical, UCLA, Purdue University, and hospitality venues such as MGM’s Las Vegas resorts, the New York Hilton, the New York Palace Hotel, Palisades Mall and Walt Disney World.

“TE’s DAS products make it easy for our customers to stay up to date with ongoing changes in wireless infrastructure by upgrading with technologies such as MIMO,” said Peter Wraight, president of TE’s Wireless business unit. “Our all-digital solutions provide a robust and cost-effective upgrade path for mobile operators and venue owners who want to continue to bring the highest quality of service to their subscribers and guests.”

TE DAS solutions will be featured at CTIA Super Mobility Week in booth #3438 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 9-11, 2014.

ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY

TE Connectivity (NYSE:TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: www.TE.com.

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Contacts

Media Relations & Product Communication:
TE Connectivity
Danah Ditzig, 612-210-1023
Danah.Ditzig@te.com

Release Summary

TE Connectivity announces the upgrade of many high-capacity DAS installations to support 4G by adding 700 MHz, 2100 MHz, MIMO or re-sectoring. Venues include stadiums,hospitals, universities and more.

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Contacts

Media Relations & Product Communication:
TE Connectivity
Danah Ditzig, 612-210-1023
Danah.Ditzig@te.com