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05-Mar-2007 Print page

RFS takes on co-location at Convergence India 2007

At Convergence India 2007, leading RF technology group, Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), will exhibit a unique base station RF solution-set that is tailored to meet India’s co-location challenge head on.

RFS India Country Manager, Sukant Chakravarty, pointed out that the short supply of premium base station sites across India (most particularly in the metro coverage circles) has become serious. “Most recently, the TRAI has advised the Government that co-location and network sharing be enforced,” he said. “It is clear that single-service base station and antenna sites will become a thing of the past, making way for shared and streamlined wireless communications networks. There is an upside to this: co-location will allow urban operators to rationalize existing networks, while the physical process of network rollout will be simplified and accelerated.”

This co-location trend--whether legislated or otherwise--presents national operators and OEMs with unique challenges, both in the physical co-location process, and in dealing with potential RF interference. “Our goal is to work closely with our customers to meet these challenges cost-efficiently and to world-class performance standards,” said Chakravarty. “At Convergence India 2007, we will demonstrate the superior RFS technology, industry know-how and experience that underpin our leadership in co-location.”

Central to RFS’s ‘co-location solution set’ exhibit at Convergence India 2007 will be its range of dual and triple-band base station antennas, drawn from its premium-performance Optimizer family. Available in dual-band and side-by-side formats, the Optimizer multi-band family permits new services to be added with a simple antenna replacement.

The display will include the company’s Optimizer APX15GV-15DVB dual-band GSM 900MHz/GSM 1800MHz base station antenna. Providing independent control of electrical downtilt in both bands, the Optimizer APX15GV-15DVB dual-band antenna boasts nominal low- and high-band gains of 16 and 18dBi respectively. The Optimizer APX15GV-15DVB dual-band antenna exhibits the superior performance common to all members of the RFS Optimizer cellular antenna family. This includes side-lobe suppression typically better than 20dB across the entire tilt and frequency range, significantly increased gain, a uniquely-wide 0 to 10 degrees of continuously-adjustable variable electrical tilt, improved front-to-back ratio (typically around 30dB), and compatibility with RFS’s remote tilt technology.

Also on display will be the company’s new triple-band variable electrical tilt (VET) base station antenna series, which provides performance where it really counts in third-generation (3G) network roll-outs--high-band gain and premium tilt control. Available in three lengths (1.6m, 2.1m and 2.6m), the new triple-band antenna exhibits an unrivalled 17.5dBi nominal high-band gain. The antenna comprises two broadband high-band arrays (1710 to 2170MHz) and one low-band array (880 to 960MHz), all in a compact slim-line package.

Complementing this base station antenna display, will be an exhibit of a selection of the company’s comprehensive range of bandpass filters. Tailored to address the co-location interference challenges facing operators the world-over, the RFS bandpass filter suite is designed to minimize interference and dropped calls that can occur as a result of base station co-location.

To learn more of RFS’s unique co-location system solutions, visit the RFS Convergence India booth no. C-135, hall no. 11, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India, 20 to 22 March 2007.

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