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11-Jul-2016 Print page

RFS Highlights a Century of Technological Innovations, Future-Proof Communications Infrastructure Solutions at Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Shanghai (China), July 11, 2016 – Global telecom and broadcasting infrastructure specialist Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) just presented its cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design capabilities at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. This is the first time RFS has presented its leading wireless solutions at MWC Shanghai, Asia’s top communications event attended by thousands of global participants

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 wireless infrastructure. RFS experts shared their insights on developing trends in the global communications industry, and comprehensive thinking on the next generation of smart cities, Internet of Things and development of 5G networks, in addition to other hot topics.

As the world's leading integrated communications solutions provider, RFS introduced a new range of modular urban telecom infrastructure, including its Smart Pole solution, a highly modular platform enabling small cell deployment that combines wireless coverage, intelligent lighting, green power and smart sensors. RFS’ Smart Pole solution provides lighting, monitoring, Electrical Vehicle charging and other services such as e-commerce applications for smart cities. This will generate new revenue streams for operators, surrounding shops and entire municipalities. Its elegant design will enable full integration in city environments, which will become increasingly important as 5G and IoT are deployed. 
The smart pole is only one example of a solution that RFS can design; its flexible architecture supports many configuration options and the integration of different applications for one or several mobile operators from a single platform. With extensive experience in the assembly, wiring and testing of very complex telecom infrastructure, RFS can facilitate the installation of these smart platforms and further support them with microwave backhauling products.   

RFS’ urban telecom infrastructure portfolio also includes a green power, ibeacon system (with *Starwing providing technology support), transparent antennas, InvisiLine™ Small-Form Antennas (SFAs), auto-alignment antennas (AALs), and a variety of products and solutions to meet the needs of 4G and future 5G networks. RFS’ transparent and small form antennas are uniquely designed to be emotionally transparent, reducing the visual impact of small cells and blending easily into urban environments where aesthetic appeal is essential. 

"For more than a century, RFS has led the industry in developing technological innovations to enable increasingly sophisticated telecom and broadcast communications. Its deep history of innovation is also the reason RFS can pioneer technologies ushering in the new age of smart cities and IoT,” Emmanuel Saint-Dizier - VP Strategy and Portfolio said. "At MWC Shanghai, we were pleased to highlight our recent innovations, as well as our ability to provide state-of-the-art solutions for communications and rapidly-developing new-age technologies in the Chinese market. Drawing upon our communications technology research and development and our established global organization, RFS is prepared to meet the infrastructure needs of the future.” 

The company includes four global business units, including: 
Wireless Infrastructure Solutions: Base station antennas and RF conditioning products
RF Transmission & Distribution Solutions: Transmission lines and wireless indoor solutions
Radio Link Networks: Microwave antennas
Broadcast & Defense Systems: TV, radio, high frequency and defense products

Adapting to industry and market changes, RFS launched its “RFS Way” program in 2015. RFS Way is a company-wide philosophy of applying a "customer first" principle in all aspects of RFS business, from production operations to warehousing logistics, management, sales and service. “The RFS Way mission is a commitment to provide the customized solutions and equipment that customers need. RFS is not only an equipment supplier, we are an integrated solution provider,” Kenneth Farrell - VP RFS US, General Management said. "We are able to shorten delivery time, improve product quality, reduce costs, adapt to changes in the market, and accelerate product innovation and updates, to better meet the needs of our customers and steadily promote global market share."

Increasing Investment in China-Based Operations

Since entering the Chinese market in 1999, RFS established its Asia Pacific headquarters in Shanghai, where it also located a global production plant for cable and base station antennas. In view of the Chinese market’s rapid development and considerable potential, RFS furthered its investment with a new base station antenna plant in Suzhou in early 2016. This plant will become a global production plant model incorporating the latest production line, technology and management methods. In addition to increasing antenna production, the Suzhou factory will also produce smart pole solutions, green power solution and more.

"The Asia Pacific region represents a very important market for RFS, and China is the most dynamic market in the region," Li Yong - VP BSA & Filters Solutions said. "RFS will continue to operate and strengthen its investment in China, to expand its local production and support capabilities, providing customized integrated solutions and promoting revolutionary construction of China’s communications and smart city markets."
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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*Starwing is a professional digital marketing company embedded in the development of O2O and networking technology and focusing on the integration of the mobile device and the supporting network to change how consumers shop. Starwing, a partner of RFS, has become Taiwan’s largest ibeacon application service provider.

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Paula Mennone-Preisner 
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Phone: + 1 203 630 3311
Cell: + 1 203 715 1595

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