Stadium connectivity and network densification among Microlab priorities
U.S. firm Microlab, part of Wireless Telecom Group, announced that its wideband products for 5G deployment were designed in and selected for the new indoor/outdoor SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Microlab said that its products are being used to enable network densification and optimized wireless coverage and capacity for the stadium and entertainment complex, addressing multiple carrier design needs and 5G investments.
Ultra-wideband Microlab components also provide flexibility to adapt with changes in sub-6GHz allocated, licensed, and shared-use frequency bands. This provides for a cost-effective solution for evolving wireless technology and standards and eliminates the need to rip and replace today’s solutions for future network design changes which protects investments in the multi-billion-dollar stadium for years to come, the firm said.
“We continue to see growth in adoption of our ultra-wideband solutions from customers including Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), neutral host operators and enterprise integrators to ensure their deployments can support FR1 5G NR (New Radio) bands and enable seamless voice coverage and fast, reliable data connections,” said Walt Strickler, VP of Product Management at Microlab. “We made a comprehensive upgrade to these Microlab products to deliver the performance, quality and reliability expected by Microlab customers over the entire sub-6GHz band.”
Microlab wideband solutions include a broad portfolio of products like combiners, filters, cables, power dividers, terminations, tappers and couplers. Traditionally, products like these have been available in narrowband configurations designed for specific carrier usage in licensed bands, the company said.
Wireless Telecom Group, comprised of Boonton, CommAgility, Holzworth, Microlab, and Noisecom, is a global designer and manufacturer of advanced RF and microwave components, modules, systems, and instruments. The company serves the wireless, telecommunication, satellite, military, aerospace, semiconductor, and medical industries,. With a product portfolio including peak power meters, signal generators, phase noise analyzers, signal processing modules, LTE PHY/stack software, power splitters and combiners, GPS repeaters, public safety components, noise sources, and programmable noise generators, Wireless Telecom Group supports the development, testing, and deployment of wireless technologies around the world.
Last year, Cisco and Hollywood Park had entered into a partnership that established the U.S. networking company as the official IT network services partner of SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park.
Cisco said that the agreement includes an end-to-end deployment of Cisco’s sports and entertainment solutions across SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park
Hollywood Park, which is being developed by Los Angeles Rams owner and chairman Stanley Kroenke, will be built on Cisco’s intent-based networking technology.