Base Station Transmits

The goal of Base Station Transmits is to discuss challenges faced by engineers and technicians who must optimize today’s wireless networks. Topics include antenna systems, backhaul testing, interference, and meeting key performance indicators (KPIs)

  • RF Cable Measurements Help Ensure 5G Networks Meet KPIs

    RF Cable Measurements Help Ensure 5G Networks Meet KPIs

    When installing new LTE or 5G base stations that include RF cable feeds to the antenna installation tower crews need to be certain that the overall system is performing to specification.

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  • Testing Processes to Ensure Radar Altimeters Not Impacted by C-band

    Testing Processes to Ensure Radar Altimeters Not Impacted by C-band

    Given the $80+ billion investment by mobile operators, the rollout of 5G was inevitable. Another certainty is that sound testing processes need to be in place to ensure interference does not occur.

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  • Testing Processes to Ensure Radar Altimeters Not Impacted by C-band

    Given the $80+ billion investment by mobile operators, the rollout of 5G was inevitable. Another certainty is that sound testing processes need to be in place to ensure interference does not occur.

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  • C-Band ROI Requires Proper Test Tools and Procedures

    C-Band ROI Requires Proper Test Tools and Procedures

    A sound test approach from antenna installation to operation helps mobile operators get the best possible return on investment from C-band.

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  • C-Band ROI Requires Proper Test Tools and Procedures

    C-Band ROI Requires Proper Test Tools and Procedures

    A sound test approach from antenna installation to operation helps mobile operators get the best possible return on investment from C-band.

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  • On-site Close Out Report Creation Makes for More Efficient Base Station Installation Process

    On-site Close Out Report Creation Makes for More Efficient Base Station Installation Process

    Using app-based processes can save time and money when conducting close out reports, which helps ensure new base stations are installed within compliance of the Method of Procedure (MoP)

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  • On-site Close Out Report Creation Makes for More Efficient Base Station Installation Process

    On-site Close Out Report Creation Makes for More Efficient Base Station Installation Process

    Using app-based processes can save time and money when conducting close out reports, which helps ensure new base stations are installed within compliance of the Method of Procedure (MoP)

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  • Importance of Spectrum Analysis in 5G Network Deployment and Installation

    Importance of Spectrum Analysis in 5G Network Deployment and Installation

    The higher frequencies of 5G networks, among other factors, place greater importance on test instruments that can conduct real-time spectrum analysis and support wide frequency coverage.

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  • Methods to Enhance IQ Capture for Improved Analysis of Digital Signals

    Methods to Enhance IQ Capture for Improved Analysis of Digital Signals

    IQ capture is a technique used to effectively measure digital RF signal strength. When conducting this analysis, it is important to understand the relationship between noise, sampling rates, and...

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  • Methods to Enhance IQ Capture for Improved Analysis of Digital Signals

    Methods to Enhance IQ Capture for Improved Analysis of Digital Signals

    IQ capture is a technique used to effectively measure digital RF signal strength. When conducting this analysis, it is important to understand the relationship between noise, sampling rates, and...

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  • Effects of Various ‘Sight Screen’ Materials on 5G FR2 Transmission

    Effects of Various ‘Sight Screen’ Materials on 5G FR2 Transmission

    As the first generation of 5G networks are being rolled out an issue that can’t be overlooked by mobile carriers and installers is the effect of “sight screens” on transmission quality. For years,...

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  • Importance of EIRP Measurements

    Importance of EIRP Measurements

    The importance of active antenna systems in 5G networks has significantly changed the installation and maintenance of base stations. Gone are the days of simply measuring transmitter power with an...

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  • Importance of OTA Measurements

    Importance of OTA Measurements

    The advent of 5G is finally here. In countries all over the world, spectrum allocations have been made, with 5G services generally sitting in and around 3.5 GHz or in the 28 GHz and 39 GHz...

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  • How PIM Over CPRI Makes Field Testing More Efficient

    How PIM Over CPRI Makes Field Testing More Efficient

    December 7, 2018 The introduction of RF passive intermodulation (PIM) testing using live traffic over the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) link – commonly referred to as PIM over CPRI – has...

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  • Deploying NB-IoT Systems to Ensure Operation

    Deploying NB-IoT Systems to Ensure Operation

    If you listen to industry prognosticators, there will be about 31 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide by 2020. From smart homes and factories to wearables and healthcare monitoring...

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  • Understanding Smart Grid Network Elements and How to Test Them

    Understanding Smart Grid Network Elements and How to Test Them

    June 19, 2018 Utilities nationwide are relying on wireless networks to connect elements of the smart grid to reduce peak loads for improved operation. The smart grid also provides a means for...

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