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How temperature affects system design: The basics

May 11, 2017 | by Andreas Richard

Our network benchmarking systems have to work at -40°C for customers in Canada and +45°C for customers in Dubai. This temperature range of 85°C significantly impacts system design. Learn how temperature can affect signal integrity, user equipment, and user experience and discover our solution to overcome the temperature challenge.

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HetNets/small cells: Indoor deployments overview

March 16, 2017 | by Arnd Sibila

Discover how indoor deployments can help operators meet the exponentially growing data demands in mobile networks. In this overview, we will outline the indoor deployment process and deliberate the pros and cons of different types of indoor deployments, such as distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells.

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Smart macro network enhancements: Antenna tilt optimization (part 3)

January 19, 2017 | by Arnd Sibila

Antenna tilt optimization is a cost-efficient and smart approach to increase the capacity in mobile networks, especially in dense urban areas. Given the exponentially growing data demand and network densification, discover how operators can optimize their network in terms of coverage and capacity by adequately aligning their antennas.

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Smart macro network enhancements: 4×4 MIMO (part 2)

December 29, 2016 | by Arnd Sibila

The various macro network enhancements available today offer a cost-efficient and smart approach for capacity increase in mobile networks. In part 1 of this series, we provided an overview of the hardware-related capacity enhancing features and discussed carrier aggregation (CA). Now we will discuss higher-order MIMO antenna configurations, particularly 4×4 MIMO.

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Smart macro network enhancements: Carrier aggregation (part 1)

December 16, 2016 | by Arnd Sibila

The popularity of app services challenges mobile operators because data consumption is soaring. With an expected 10-fold increase in the next five years, investments to transfer the sheer amount of data are inevitable. Read here how carrier aggregation (CA) can help operators address increasing network capacity and performance demands.

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