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RFS (Radio Frequency Systems), the wireless infrastructure specialist, is unveiling a capex reducing, cell tower load minimizing - and technology boosting - portfolio of products for the GSMA Mobile World Congress this February.

Central to the range of leading edge technology products is a raft of products designed to smooth carriers’ migration to LTE (Long Term Evolution) without the cost and technology issues that caused the industry problems when 3G was first phased in.

“Unlike the last migration period (from GSM/PCS to 3G), the economic framework our customers are operating in is radically different. ARPUs are constrained and capex, as well as associated cell tower loading issues, need to be kept in check. The range of products and solutions we are showing at the GSMA Mobile World Congress is in keeping with this strategy” said Eric Mariette, RFS’ vice president of global marketing and strategy.

Wireless In-Building Continuity - ClearFill Star

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Spearheading RFS' range of innovative products on show at the Barcelona event is ClearFill Star, the world’s first fully digital RF-over-Ethernet wireless indoor coverage solution.

ClearFill Star uses a unique cost efficient and digital IP-based approach that improves indoor cellular service by converting radio coverage into a streaming application on an IP Ethernet data network.

Based on innovations in wireless, Ethernet, and packet technology, the system uses the Cat5e switches, cabling, and network administration infrastructure already installed in most office buildings.

This makes the highly cost-effective technology simple and inexpensive
to deploy, maintain and reconfigure.

A unique feature of the system is that the capacity of the base stations can be micro-managed by assigning (within software) which indoor Remote Radio Heads (Active Antennas) are allocated to which base station / base station sector.

RFS will demonstrate the ClearFill Star UMTS (W-CDMA) solution on its booth at Mobile World Congress.

LTE 2.6 Diplexers

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Also being shown amongst an attractive flotilla of products on show at this, one of the most prestigious events in the wireless world, are the LTE 2.6 ShareLite series of Diplexers, designed explicitly for the rollout of LTE, at 2600 MHz, outside North America.

The ShareLite Diplexer range now includes the world’s smallest high-performance diplexer; the FD9R6004 Series integrated 698-960/1710-2200 MHz unit.

RFS is also unveiling the FD9L4502 Series at the show. The Series centers on a prototype 698-960/2300-2700 MHz multi-frequency-range diplexer designed specifically for LTE deployments.

A second prototype multi-frequency-range diplexer, the FDRL3502 Series, is being shown, which spans the 1710-2200 MHz plus 2500-2700 MHz frequency bands and also assists carriers in their migration to LTE.

These new diplexers have been designed to support LTE transmissions on the cell tower, but are also backwards compatible with 2G and 3G frequencies. This allows cell tower installation on a swap-out basis, rather than increasing the load on the tower plus its associated cabling.

A key feature of the ShareLite Diplexer range is the very low insertion loss - typically 0.3 to 0.4 dB at 2.6 GHz - which translates to something of a revolution at the top of the cell site tower and smoothes the way forward for what is certain to be an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, period in cellular services expected over the next few years.

RFS’ engineers will also be showing a 1710-1880/1920-2200 MHz diplexer and a PCS (Personal Communication System) In-band combiner system at the GSMA event.

New RFS Optimizer CELlite revealed

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The new high-performance Optimizer CELlite base station antenna series is a slim line dual-polarized range designed to complement RFS’ popular vertically polarized CELlite variant - providing users with an extremely stable and lightweight antenna solution.

Supporting all services between 806 and 960 MHz, the new Optimizer CELlite antenna series exhibits the superior performance of the RFS Optimizer antenna family - including upper side lobe suppression (typically better than 18dB across the entire frequency range), high gain, and an impressive front-to-back ratio (typically 28dB).

CELLFLEX® Lite new additions complete the proven range

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RFS’ portfolio of cable solutions is being boosted by several new CELLFLEX Lite foam dielectric coaxial transmission line products, including the ½ inch LCF12-50JL, the 1¼ inch LCFS114-50JL and the ultra flexible 1¼ inch UCF114-50JL.

This means that the industry leading series of Lite cables is now complete with all popular sizes and applications being covered. This latest set of additions to the range has been prompted by sound success in numerous project roll-outs and ensures that RFS’s portfolio of corrugated aluminum and copper cables is now the most comprehensive in the world.

The CELLFLEX Lite solution has been proven in 3G scenarios, as well as 2G deployments and continues the company’s ‘one fits all’ strategy, which means that accessories like connectors and grounding kits fit to low loss as well as to ultra-flexible cables, plus aluminum and copper cables.

Using this approach ensures there is no risk of error in the field during installation and helps to reduce the required customer inventory levels.

RFS’ CELLFLEX Lite cables continue the success story of corrugated feeders, thus avoiding the installation challenges introduced by other aluminum solutions being proposed.

RFS’ E-band solutions revealed

The relentless march of next-generation wireless data services is beginning to strain backhaul infrastructure, as high data throughputs - and subscriber demand - consume network capacity.

RFS’ observations suggest that high-capacity microwave links will provide a global backhaul solution, as carriers rush to meet subscriber uptake.

Two sections of the E-band spectrum, which are available between 71 and 86 GHz, are expected to enter frequent network usage later this year.

E-band systems - using 1ft and 2ft antennas - will support between 200 and 600 Mbits/second capacities over distances of up to two kilometers.

The RFS engineers will be pleased to discuss these leading edge deployments with journalists and visitors to the Congress.

Mobile TV antennas – any frequency, any standard

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Mobile TV technology is exciting broadcasters and carriers around the world, but standards do vary between regions and sometimes countries within regions.

RFS is presenting its extensive range of Mobile TV antennas - which are flexible on frequencies, as well as standards. This means that its solutions are suitable for global deployments of this revenue and ARPU-enhancing technology in what has become a fast-changing environment.

Central to this strategy are a range of lightweight antennas including the MTV-4,a lightweight (20kg) antenna system which supports the entire UHF TV band and LPF16E4 low pass filter solutions. These products can be deployed in a wide range of countries. Perhaps more importantly, as standards evolve and countries agree on which standards they will support, the antennas and associated cabling - plus electronics - can be modified to meet the new standards and requirements as they evolve, with minimal modifications being required.


Note to EDITORS: Please follow the links for detailed press releases and supporting photographs:

• LTE -“Ready when you are” says RFS (RFS0214)
download here;

• RFS pushes the diplexer technology envelope to assist in cellular longevity (RFS0224)
Download here; GSMAMWC.doc

• CELLFLEX Lite - new additions complete RFS’ proven aluminum transmission line technology range (RFS0223)
download here;
• High performance and healthy ROI go hand in hand with RFS’ new Optimizer CELlite base station antenna (RFS0222)
download here;

• RFS Mobile TV antenna: compact, slim and lightweight features come as standard (RFS0221)
download here;

• ClearFill Space 2: flexibility and customizable wireless coverage with virtually unlimited topology applications (RFS0220)
download here; GSMAMWC.doc
• Wireless RF-over-Ethernet becomes a reality from Radio Frequency Systems (RFS0219)
download here;

RFS Company background

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 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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Trademarks: Radio Frequency Systems® and RFS® are registered trademarks of Radio Frequency Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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