Tata Teleservices Adds Speed and Efficiency to its Network
With Its Switch to Smoothwall RF Feeder Cable
HICKORY, NC, October 31, 2011—Tata Teleservices Limited has become the most recent of India’s wireless operators to reap the benefits of CommScope’s superior performance smoothwall RF feeder coaxial cable for its new site roll-outs.
Featuring a patented closed microcell foam dielectric and foam-filled inner conductor, HELIAX® FXL smoothwall cable offers the advantages of:
· Faster and Easier Deployments: Lighter, stronger and flexible cable
· Cost Savings: Less tower loading, lower freight costs and minimal maintenance
· Superior Performance and Efficiency: Lower attenuation
· Reliability and Consistency: Field proven, excellent weather resistance
Tata Teleservices Limited, in switching to HELIAX FXL, will utilize the high-performing coaxial cable at the new rollouts of its base station sites in India. The FXL smoothwall cable, already installed in more than 100,000 sites throughout India and in use in nations around the world, is delivering a new level of benefits in wireless network performance and reliability, compared to its corrugated copper predecessor HELIAX VXL.
Competition for subscribers is intense in the rapidly-expanding Indian wireless marketplace, raising the stakes for operators as they balance the need for the highest performance in their networks while keeping costs low.
“Superior performance and cost-efficiency, as compared to standard corrugated copper cable, makes HELIAX 2.0 FXL smoothwall cable from CommScope a great choice for operators and OEMs in India,” said Stan Catey, senior vice president and general manager, Cable Products, CommScope. “The smoothwall cable offers significant and immediate cost savings over corrugated copper cable and is built to ensure the operator receives a consistent quality connection.”
With more than 100 million feet already deployed worldwide, HELIAX FXL cable is paving the way for an eco-friendly communications infrastructure in India and around the world. The smoothwall cable recently 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 smoothwall cable will modernize our wireless communication systems,” said AG Rao, executive president, Technology and Enterprise Business, Tata Teleservices Limited. “This will allow us to offer our customers the best wireless solutions cost effectively.”
In response to the discontinuation of HELIAX VXL, CommScope has made significant investments to localize FXL cable production at its manufacturing center in Goa, India. Additional production facilities supporting FXL are strategically located in North America and China.
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