VECTA ALLOWS OPERATORS OF MOBILE NETWORKS TO GET THE FULL PERFORMANCE FROM THE BSA SYSTEM
Vecta has collected hard data of the performance and reliability of tower top components that demonstrates the presence of significant failure rates.
This has been achieved through a design qualification process for antenna line components, antennas and active antenna systems using a range of environmental, RF and electrical tests.
Vecta is an independent 3rd party test qualification and consulting company with a focus to make Radio Access Networks (RAN) accountable.
Vecta qualifies the design and manufacturing standard of RF antenna line components and antennas and very recently developed tools enabling onsite investigations, using portable shielded and anechoic test facilities (provisional patent application submitted).
Now Operators of mobile networks can eliminate expensive commissioning, tower top installation errors, fault diagnosis and corrective services. No longer are Operators dependent solely on health metrics provided by the system.
CURRENT CELLULAR RADIO SYSTEMS
Cellular radio systems operate with degraded performance more often than recognised. These problems can be difficult and even impossible to identify in the field, and the on-board system performance metrics often can’t reveal the extent of degraded performance.
Time after time maintenance crews are called in to fix continuing and new problems.
Anecdotal evidence indicating 5% or more of sites fail to deliver the planned operational and financial standards
The reality is that some sites have never achieved the expected level of performance.
The result is financial cost: budgets become stressed through the poor use of capex together with unplanned ongoing Opex.
The problems get worse with high data rates and congested spectrum.
A common response is to install more sites that fail to perform
Now, for the first time, component, antenna and even end-to-end system level testing is available, at remote sites.
Vecta pre-qualifies the performance of antenna line components, base station and in-building coverage antennas and also active antennas systems before installation, at any field location. Using specialist portable test facilities built around separate shielded and anechoic chambers, accurate and rapid measurements of critical parameters for the entire radio system are made. Testing extends through the entire RAN, digital shelf, and power supply and management systems.
These tests are vendor agnostic so no reliance on supplier provided performance metrics is necessary.
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