MINNEAPOLIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--TE Connectivity (TE) today announced that its FlexWave Prism distributed antenna system (DAS) has been deployed to provide clear and consistent mobile service for multiple mobile operators throughout the Copenhagen Metro subway system (www.m.dk). The subway system spans 21 kilometers from the island of Amager to Copenhagen City in Denmark. The TE DAS covers the underground section of two nine-kilometer parallel tracks as well as eight underground stations in the center of Copenhagen, providing mobile service in the most important part of the metro system that connects Copenhagen City to the airport. The Metro services more than one million passengers each week.
“Our success in Copenhagen follows other major urban street- level and subway deployments, demonstrating that our solution scales to meet the needs of any urban transportation system.”
The FlexWave Prism DAS replaces an incumbent DAS solution that was having performance and reliability problems. Additionally, the existing DAS had active elements in train tunnels that required maintenance in areas where access was severely restricted. The FlexWave Prism DAS minimized this issue by lowering the number of active elements in the tunnel from more than 50 to 13. This significantly reduces maintenance costs while improving reliability. Another significant savings was the removal of the eight local base station locations deployed throughout the Metro. The base stations were replaced by a base station hotel that supports multiple operators from one central location, reducing real estate costs and simplifying network management.
The new FlexWave Prism DAS deployment was project managed by Niras (www.niras.dk), supports GSM900, and can be easily upgraded to support DCS, UMTS-HSPA, & LTE services. The all-digital RF transport of the FlexWave Prism DAS ensures consistent power levels and performance everywhere in the system, no matter how far a remote unit is from its base station. This is another significant improvement over the previous cascaded system, with improved downlink and uplink signal levels, improved quality, and higher data performance. This solution will be featured in TE’s booth #2A61 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 27 through March 1, 2012.
“With its combination of stations, tunnels, and elevated trackways, the Copenhagen Metro was an ideal candidate for our FlexWave Prism DAS, and we are honored that the Danish mobile operators selected our solution for this strategic and important infrastructure in Copenhagen,” said Chris Jurasek, TE Wireless and Services vice president and general manager. “Our success in Copenhagen follows other major urban street- level and subway deployments, demonstrating that our solution scales to meet the needs of any urban transportation system.”
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TE Connectivity is a global, $12.1 billion company that designs and manufactures over 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at http://www.te.com/.
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TE Connectivity’s Wireless & Services Business Unit provides innovative solutions for wireless, wireline, cable and enterprise networks around the world. A leader in distributed antenna systems (DAS) for in-building and microcellular networks, TE’s solutions transform the way mobile service delivery networks are created, deployed and used for new mobile applications. TE’s services capabilities support a variety of multi-vendor, multi-technology and multi-service deployments. Learn more about these solutions at http://www.te.com/das.
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