CommScope launches new indoor architecture

25 February 2014 | Sophie Donoghue


Equipment vendor CommScope has launched a unified mobile infrastructure platform, ION-E.

The new cabling architecture for in-building mobile systems is expected to resolve the issues associated with rapidly changing indoor coverage and capacity demands.

“It combines the capability and flexibility of cloud RAN, while making DAS simple and unifying the local area and wide area networks. This intelligent transport system can finally fulfil the promise of small cells,” said Morgan Kurk, senior VP at Wireless, CommScope.

The ION-E offers multi-band, multi-operator and multi-technology capabilities and uses the standard IT structured cabling infrastructure that can scale to building size. The company says that it has simplified a solution that allows IT professionals to deploy these systems.

It is now available for operator trials in Europe and is expected to be available in other regions in the second half of 2014.