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RF Connectors used for LTE Base Stations

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7/16 DIN Connectors for 4G 5G LTE Base Stations

RF Connectors used for LTE Base Stations Specialised connectors are used for 4G & 5G LTE Base Stations.  Key requirements include ability to handle high RF power levels as well as Low-PIM (Phase InterModulation) With all RF connectors the safe power handling is determined by the heating and subsequent oxidation of the centre ‘pin’ for […]

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Frequency Reuse Plans for 4G LTE: SFR and FFR

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4G LTE Frequency Reuse Patterns

Frequency Reuse Plans in 4G / LTE 4G LTE cellular systems address the need of high capacity Wireless Internet services to mobile and fixed devices. Frequency Reuse planning is essential to allow seamless coverage and efficiency use of the available spectrum. 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a standard for wireless communications to achieve high […]

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Demonstrating 150Mbps 4G/LTE-A Connection to a Desktop LTE CPE

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4G LTE-A Test 152Mbps

Demonstrating 150Mbps 4G/LTE-A Connection to a Desktop LTE CPE: Throughput testing of LTE-A Closed Private 4G Network using 2×2 MIMO, 20MHz channel in Band 3. Shows 150Mbps DL & 42Mbps UL between PC web browser connected through  Desktop Cat4 LTE CPE and server. A video of the demonstration with some explanation and results is here: […]

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5G Timescales & Timeline

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“When will we have 5G” is a common question. Here’s the answer: It is anticipated that the first 5G networks will go live around 2020, but to get there a rigid timeline must be developed and adhered to so that the technology advances swiftly and to the required dates & timescales. Development Timescales No formal dates […]

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LTE Advanced: Up to Gigabit 4G Speeds

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LTE: the roadmap ahead to Gigabit Speeds LTE enabled smartphones made up only 1 in 4 new devices shipped back in 2013.  By 2015, that percentage share soared to over half of all new smartphones shipped globally.  In fact, LTE is arguably the most successful generational wireless technology having just been commercialized in late 2009 […]

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Planning Tools for Operators: LTE 4G Networks

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CableFree Planning Tools for 4G LTE Networks CableFree LTE Base Station CableFree offers a complete range of planning tools to support customers using CableFree LTE Base Station, Core Network and CPE devices, to aid 4G Deployments.  Our Complete Toolset for Planning LTE Networks includes: LTE Capacity Planning LTE Network Dimensioning LTE Throughput Calculators LTE Coverage Tools […]