CommScope, Nokia to reduce active DAS solution complexity

Building on previous collaboration, CommScope and Nokia have teamed up to develop a solution to reduce the interface complexity between a base transceiver system (BTS) and active distributed antenna system (DAS), the company said.

Using Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI), the new solution will remove the need for the radio heads normally needed to feed an active DAS, hence reducing the space and power requirements of an active DAS.

The CPRI interface will link Nokia´s AirScale baseband unit to CommScope´s Eraâ„¢ C-RAN antenna system and will dramatically reduce the time, space and power required to connect subscribers in high-capacity public venues and enterprises. This new agreement builds on the companies´ previous, successful co-development work.

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