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China Unicom chooses CommScope for new site deployments

by david.nunes

China Unicom Chooses CommScope for

Smoothwall RF Feeder Cable


HICKORY, NC, November 2, 2011—Wireless operators often need to balance delivering reliable services to customers with reducing operating costs. China Unicom, one of the largest carriers in China, is deploying CommScope’s smoothwall RF feeder coaxial cable in projects in Guangxi Province, taking advantage of the cable’s superior performance and cost savings versus traditional corrugated copper cabling.  Projects in which HELIAX FXL coaxial cable are being deployed include the 550,000 square meter Beihai No. 1 Northern Bay residential complex.


“Most wireless operators demand high quality products to build their networks, unwilling to sacrifice performance for cost savings,” said Chinnee Tong, vice president, China Sales, CommScope. “We are excited that China Unicom has joined many other wireless operators in trusting the performance advantages of our HELIAX® FXL coaxial cable.”


The HELIAX FXL smoothwall cable from CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks, uses aluminum as the electrical conduit of the cable’s outer conductor. The cable’s patented microcell dielectric and foam-filled inner conductor offer the advantages of:

·         Superior Performance and Efficiency – Lower attenuation, helping data move faster and more efficiently across networks

·         Faster and Easier Deployments – Lighter, stronger and flexible cable

·         Reliability and Consistency – Field proven, excellent weather resistance

·         Cost Savings – Less tower loading, lower freight costs and minimal maintenance


With more than 100 million feet already deployed worldwide, HELIAX FXL cable is paving the way for an eco-friendly communications infrastructure around the world. The smoothwall cable has won the Golden Award for Green Communication Energy-Efficiency Technology in China. Compared with traditional all-copper cables, HELIAX FXL is more energy-efficient, durable and has greater flexibility. In addition, it requires less electric power and fuel to manufacture and transport. And, with its aluminum outer conductor, it is less prone to the theft issues that have been affecting network components made entirely from copper.


“CommScope’s wireless solutions, under the Andrew brand, have been renowned for its quality and versatility for years,” a China Unicom official said. “We are pleased to see that CommScope is extending and strengthening these benefits to its HELIAX FXL cable.”


HELIAX FXL conforms to the European Union’s RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and China’s RoHS SJ/T 11364-2006 directives.



“HELIAX FXL represents another evolution in wireless network infrastructure technology, offering significant benefits to operators worldwide,” said Tong. “And competition is intense in a rapidly growing market for mobile subscriptions such as China, adding to the importance of operators balancing the need for the highest performance in their networks while keeping costs low.  HELIAX FXL helps operators accomplish that balance.”


About CommScope:

CommScope (www.commscope.com) has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.


News Media Contact:

Rick Aspan, CommScope

+1 708-236-6568 or publicrelations@commscope.com


Michelle Meng, CommScope (China)

+86 108 518 960 8 or michelle.meng@commscope.com


Lender Contact:

Phil Armstrong, CommScope

+1 828-323-4848


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