Rio, Glastonbury and St. Peter's Square, just some of the global venues to have used, or that are using, CCI's LTE-ready, Six-Beam Antennas to support high mobile data demands of visitors
OTTAWA, Ontario and LONDON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Communication Components Antenna Inc., (CCI) a leading supplier of Multi-Beam Antenna solutions, has recently delivered its new Six-Beam Special Events Antenna to a number of major mobile network operators for deployment at high-profile public venues around the world. The Rio Olympics, Glastonbury Music Festival and the 'Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy' in Rome are just some of the events at which the new antenna has delivered major increases in capacity of up to nine times that of normal cellular base station antennas.
The CCI Special Events Antenna has been developed to address scenarios where very large numbers of people – tens of thousands or more – congregate and place high capacity and high data rate demands on the local network by using their wireless devices and smart phones for mobile social media, the sharing of photos and videos and voice calls. The antenna, housed inside a compact, single, 3ft-high enclosure, supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE technologies. The multi-beam system supports six multiple sectors from a single unit.
In Rome, mobile operator TIM has deployed the CCI Six-Beam Special Events Antenna in St. Peter's Square on a permanent basis to help optimize its 4G coverage and support the mobile voice and data demands of millions of visitors flocking to the square throughout this year of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. This year-long 'event' – a Roman Catholic period of prayer – has been running since 8 December, 2015 and will come to a close on 20 November. It is estimated that more than 21 million people, a high proportion using smart phones and mobile devices, will have visited the St. Peter's Square during that time.
Earlier this year, in Brazil, mobile operator Oi Móvel also deployed the CCI Special Events Antenna at the Rio Olympics, ensuring that the high capacity and high data rate demands of visitors could be supported. With the multiple beams in the antenna able to provide as much as nine times the amount of network capacity as traditional single-sector antennas, they delivered all the services required by the mobile operator without traffic congestion.
Peter Jackson, CCI Chief Marketing Officer, said, "Our deployments at Rio and in St. Peter's Square have been extremely successful and prove that multi-beam antennas now have a permanent place in the macro network planning of the future. Mobile Network Operators (MNO) around the world are fast becoming aware of the network improvements and increases they can introduce by adopting these advanced systems.
"In the UK, one of the country's leading MNOs has deployed CCI Special Events Antennas for gatherings such as the Glastonbury Music Festival, where streaming and sharing video and music can reach potentially network-breaking proportions. Our antenna has been able to meet all capacity demands placed on it at every gathering."
"And while they started out as solutions to fill temporary hotspots at one-off and occasional event locations, they are increasingly being adopted by MNOs for installations that are permanent, as shown in St. Peter's Square in Rome. Deployed by Italian MNO, TIM, that installation supports the data demands of over fifty thousand people on an almost daily basis."
CCI has brought its exceptional skill set to bear on this latest Multi-Beam development, a skill set honed on a number of existing, successful, multi-beam solutions and phased-array technology developments.
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About CCI and CCI Antenna
Communication Components Inc. (CCI) is a leading provider of innovative, cost-effective, revenue-increasing RF solutions for cellular (mobile) infrastructure, providing network equipment for 3G, UMTS and LTE co-location, coverage enhancement, capacity improvement, interference reduction, spectrum re-farming and new technology introduction. With thousands of field-proven solutions, CCI brings expertise to the demanding needs of today's wireless operators, allowing operators to accelerate deployments whilst lowering costs and improving performance. Low-cost, rapidly-deployable, fit-for-purpose CCI solutions bring increased revenues by maximizing the use of RF spectrum and power. Communication Components Antenna Inc. (CCI Antenna) is CCI's affiliate company based in Ottawa Canada where its antenna products are developed.
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