Suzhou hosts new testing centre for base stations

The Chinese city of Suzhou is the site of a new state-of-the-art base station antenna testing facility being opened by CommScope, a provider of infrastructure solutions for communication networks.

The CommScope antenna testing centre will enable wireless operators and OEMs to conduct a number of performance, environmental, and quality tests on base station antennas in less time and with increased accuracy.

“The performance and reliability of base station antenna technology becomes even more important to the customer experience in 3G, 4G and the next generations of wireless networks,” said Ray Butler, vice president, Base Station Antenna Products and Development, CommScope. “The new CommScope Antenna Performance Assurance Center offers our Chinese customers advanced testing services for ensuring the superior performance of their networks today and into the future.”

“The most significant enhancement is our addition of a new 128-probe testing system in a building designed specifically for optimized verification, which offers enhanced speed, accuracy, and ease of use for testing RF pattern performance,” said Butler. “We also offer a variety of environmental tests and other quality and reliability measurements, as well as training that explains how to make and understand antenna measurements in the near-field antenna range.”

CommScope offers quality and reliability testing for base station antenna systems in its Suzhou manufacturing facility. This testing gauges the long-term impact of various environments and conditions on antennas, helping determine product lifecycles and improve product longevity.

CommScope has facilities in Suzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen, China to support the domestic wireless marketplace with broad product design and large-scale production capacities.

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