Ooredoo, CommScope in ‘new approach’ to wireless

Factory-assembled tower tops support ‘enhanced capacity for future upgrades’

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Ooredoo, CommScope in ‘new approach’ to wireless Paul Salmon, group chief technology officer, Ooredoo (right) and Randy Crenshaw, executive vice president and chief operating officer, CommScope, present the new factory-assembled network Tower Tops.
By  Stephen McBride Published  April 10, 2013

Ooredoo, formerly QTel, today announced that it has collaborated with CommScope to develop "a new approach to building wireless networks", which is expected to improve installation quality and ongoing network performance and reduce deployment times.

The companies have developed what is believed to be the world's first factory-assembled tower tops for base station remote radios, which are pre-assembled according to a single global design standard. The aim of the tower top development is to create and maintain a future-ready network that is radio-vendor agnostic, and does not require significant on-site remote radio modifications for future upgrades.

It has become increasingly complex, time-consuming and expensive for operators to maintain existing cellular sites. Typically, the infrastructure has to be assembled on site at the top of the tower, and the lack of a single tower-top design standard makes each upgrade a challenging process.

Ooredoo and CommScope believe the new tower-top solution helps ensure that building cell sites is done correctly on the first attempt.

"The pre-assembled tower tops provide greater network capacity, significantly reduce installation time and ongoing electricity consumption, and free up valuable space at the top of the tower," Ooredoo said in an emailed statement.

"Ooredoo is embarking on a radical plan to upgrade network sites as part of our mission to stimulate human growth," said Paul Salmon, group chief technology officer, Ooredoo.

"Working with CommScope to develop a new tower-top solution that is assembled in a factory will enable us to deliver a distinctly different approach to building and operating a wireless network. We believe this is a first for our industry, and it is a source of considerable pride that it was designed and developed within the region to serve our customers."

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