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Area Contact Paula Mennone-Preisner Marketing and Communication Specialist +1 203 630-3311-1809
13-Nov-2014 Print page

RFS Announces New Tower Mounted Amplifiers for 700MHz and Multi-Band Applications

Meriden, CT (United States), November 13, 2014 – Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, today announced the availability of new Tower Mounted Amplifiers (TMAs) for the 700MHz ABC-block, 700MHz upper-C block, 700MHz public safety LTE spectrum, and AWS-PCS Dual Band with integrated 700/850MHz diplexer. As operators roll out Voice-Over-LTE (VoLTE) services, they need to deliver the high quality voice services that customers have come to expect with no interruptions in service. This can be accomplished by optimizing the uplink signal from the user device with tower mounted amplifiers, ensuring seamless VoLTE coverage while maintaining the high data throughput needed to deliver an optimal user experience. 

Tower mounted amplifiers are increasingly being deployed in low band frequencies such as 700MHz as LTE is uplink-limited -- and VoLTE underlines this limitation even further. The LTE system takes advantage of the added uplink gain provided by a TMA, reducing the transmitted power of all mobile devices in the cell. This reduces the overall interference that mobile devices generate in the uplink spectrum. “Although LTE made it possible to process data-intensive applications much faster than previous-generation networks, operators have had to rely on older 2G/3G networks to enable uninterrupted voice calls. VoLTE is a game-changer as it allows both voice and data to share the same spectrum, enabling operators to reallocate valuable 2G/3G spectrum for use in the LTE network,” said Andrzej Stanek, product manager of RFS. “RFS is seeing a groundswell of TMA demand as leading operators are readying their networks for VoLTE, as uplink performance is critical for a successful rollout.”

The new RFS tower mounted amplifiers include integrated Diplexers and Triplexers allowing operators to share existing antenna and RF feeder infrastructure, while amplifying the uplink signal to increase QoS. RFS TMAs feature the lightest weight and best noise figure in the industry. Proprietary high integration technology makes RFS tower mounted amplifiers extremely reliable, with the highest MTBF.

The new products add to RFS’ existing UltraAmp™ portfolio of AWS and PCS TMAs. Designed and manufactured in the USA, RFS TMAs have been trusted by leading North American operators for over 10 years.

Trademarks: RFS® is a registered trademark of Radio Frequency Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About RFS
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for outdoor and indoor wireless infrastructure.

RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.

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