A few years back, CommScope began an exhaustive study on microwave radio link backhaul antenna performance. CommScope collected sample antennas through the on the open market from every manufacturer known to be providing backhaul point-to-point (dish) antennas at that time. Going into the study, CommScope understood the importance of having a reliable network, to ensure the delivery of a superior customer experience and hoped to find the key elements of high-performance.
Taking the study a step further and setting the bar higher, CommScope took the initial results from best in class products and developed a new family of ETSI Class 4 Antennas, named Sentinel. Further, Commscope took the study into real world and tested Sentinel Antennas on two frequency bands in the network of approximately 4,000 and 2,000 links.
CommScope's Core Findings:
Over $5m in total cost of ownership (TCO) saved over five years
$44k TCO saved in license fees over five years
$4.5m TCO per year based on optimizing capacity by freeing congested channels
3,000 more radio links can be added to the network—when none had been possible before
582-hour QoS (dropped call) improvement
96 percent and 31 percent of frequency congested links in 40 and 10 GHz respectively
were assigned a channel
A strong opportunity to trade some of the above by reducing antenna size and thus reducing TCO on tower lease costs.
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