Tag: CommScope

CommScope reports COVID-19 supply chain disruptions led to soft Q1

CommScope reported that its net sales in the first quarter of 2020 increased 84.9% year over year to $2.03 billion primarily due to the contribution of $1.03 billion from the company’s ARRIS acquisition. However, on a combined company basis, net sales decreased 18.0% year over year to $2.03 billion. The company estimates that first-quarter 2020 net sales were negatively impacted by approximately $70 million related to supply chain disruptions as a result of COVID-19, as well as certain other COVID-19 related disruptions.

Managing network connectivity as the fourth utility

When internet connectivity is accepted as a necessary part of building infrastructure, alongside electricity, water, and gas, it is known as the fourth utility. Just like with utilities, the first step in network infrastructure is conducting a physical site survey, and then determining different connectivity options. Utility-grade infrastructure can meet varying requirements for low- or high-bandwidth devices and applications and supports Wi-Fi as a backhaul service.

Las Vegas Raiders Announce Technology Partnership With CommScope As They Prepare For Allegiant Stadium Opening

Walking into a new stadium or venue, it is easy to forget how much planning and infrastructure go into creating a great fan experience. Being able to stream video or post content to social media on your phone, along with 65,000 of your closest friends, requires an incredible amount of planning and execution long before any fan arrives. 

Multiplexing in the data center

Right now, optical technologies comfortably support lane speeds of 50 Gb/s for multimode fiber with 100 Gb/s lanes soon to follow. In their search for bigger, faster pipes, network operators are  focusing on two areas: improved optics and the increasing use of multiplexing. Of course, the two are not mutually exclusive. Many of the most attractive technologies involve both multiplexing and improved optics.

Fiber is the Backbone of Allegiant Stadium

Allegiant Stadium, the new 65,000-seat home of the Las Vegas Raiders is powered by 227 miles of fiber and more than 1.5 million feet of copper, from CommScope creating the ultimate experience for Raiders fans by supporting over 2,400 screens, 1,700 Wi-Fi 6 access points, and Allegiant Stadium’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS). The 100G fiber backbone and 10G CAT 6A copper will deliver connectivity for critical stadium systems and applications such as high-resolution security cameras, fire and safety, HVAC and lighting controls, wayfinding, ticketing, concessions, merchandise, and parking.

How IoT is reshaping network design

If the industry is to realize the promised benefits of IoT, we must increase the ability to support more machine-to-machine communications in near-real time, where latency requirements are on the order of a couple of milliseconds. Satisfying these requirements involves a radical rethink about how and where we deploy assets throughout the network. Link reliability will be every bit as critical as latency and will involve multiple failovers wherever that data is being transported.

New DAS Training Available for Women at No Cost

CommScope is offering free DAS training to women in the wireless industry or with a wireless background who want to enter the DAS business. This four-year old program, sponsored by CommScope’s Distributed Coverage and Capacity Solutions (DCCS) group, has recently expanded to incorporate more trainings and certifications than ever including small cells and CBRS technology. The goal is to help women who are interested in improving their knowledge in these fields to help them find work or expand opportunities available to them.