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TMCNet:  CommScope Opens New Enterprise Wireless Solution for U.S. Operator Trials

[September 04, 2014]

CommScope Opens New Enterprise Wireless Solution for U.S. Operator Trials

HICKORY, N.C. --(Business Wire)--

The unique in-building wireless solution that CommScope designed specifically for business enterprise applications is ready for U.S. network operator trials now.

ION®-E unified wireless infrastructure features multi-operator, multi-technology and multi-band capabilities and utilizes the structured cabling infrastructure common to most commercial buildings. The structured cabling architecture makes it easy for IT installers to deploy a comprehensive, future-ready RF solution. The ION-E can bring almost any wireless signal to any of its universal access points deployed inside an enterprise building, enabling Cloud-RAN.

"What once was a niche market-using distributed antenna systems to bring wireless coverage into hard-to-reach areas-has become a primary focus for most network operators and increasingly many enterprise IT organizations," said Matt Melester, senior vice president and general manager, Distributed Coverage and Capacity Solutions, CommScope. "When you consider that upwards of 80 percent of mobile data traffic is indoors, and that businesses continue to adopt Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, it is little wonder why."

It is predicted that one billion employee-owned smartphones and tablets will be in use in the enterprise by 2018. Yet only about two percent of the 30 billion square meters of worldwide commercial real estate is covered by an in-building mobile wireless system. The ION-E unifies licensed wireless, power and Gigabit Ethernet for WiFi (News - Alert) onto one simplified, flexible and scalable platform. It is future-ready, supporting multiple operators with the air-interface technologies and frequency bands in use today and tomorrow.

CommScope unveiled the ION-E in February when it first became available for trials with certain European operators. Trials are successfully proceeding there according to schedule. To learn more about the ION-E solution, schedule a meeting with CommScope at CTIA's (News - Alert) Super Mobility Week, September 9-11 in Las Vegas.

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ION is a registered trademark of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope

CommScope (www.commscope.com, NASDAQ: COMM) has played a role in virtually all the world's best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We'll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.

This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, management's beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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