MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TE Connectivity (TE) today announced that its InterReach Spectrum distributed antenna system (DAS) now supports 2x2 multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) mode for Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) frequencies of 1700 and 2100 MHz. This new development now means that TE’s DAS products support multiple frequencies in MIMO mode, including not only AWS but also 700MHz and 1900MHz.
According to a recent Credit Suisse report, 38 percent of US macro base stations are in a capacity-constrained state, requiring mobile operators to find new ways to increase network capacity. MIMO mode is tailor-made to address this problem because it uses multiple antennas to double network throughput. Moreover, MIMO mode works by creating signal diversity between multiple antennas, so it is ideally suited for DAS deployments inside buildings, where the environment is broken up by walls, furniture, and equipment.
MIMO mode is being used and planned for use by carriers for LTE and other 4G services in the US and abroad. Support of MIMO in its DAS products puts TE at the forefront of equipment vendors helping mobile operators deliver these new services. TE’s InterReach Spectrum and InterReach Fusion DAS products are ideal for supporting MIMO because they can support 2x2 MIMO transmission on a single cable versus competing solutions which require duplicate cable infrastructure. This results in quicker and more cost effective installations.
“AWS is another emerging service that will see widespread deployment in the United States, and MIMO mode will help ensure that wireless carriers will obtain the network capacity they need to support 4G data services,” said Chris Jurasek, vice president and general manager, Wireless and Services at TE. “InterReach Spectrum leads the industry in supporting MIMO for advanced 4G services.”
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TE Connectivity is a global, $12.1 billion company that designs and manufactures over 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at http://www.te.com.
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TE’s Wireless and Services division provides innovative solutions for wireless, wireline, cable and enterprise networks around the world. A leader in distributed antenna systems (DAS) for in-building and microcellular networks, TE’s solutions transform the way mobile service delivery networks are created, deployed and used for new mobile applications. TE’s services capabilities support a variety of multi-vendor, multi-technology and multi-service deployments. Learn more about these solutions at http://www.te.com.
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