Interference can impact 4G and 5G performance
PIM and RF interference pose significant challenges within wireless networks, jeopardizing signal quality, network capacity and ultimately subscriber quality of experience. To avoid negative impacts on network performance, interference issues must be solved quickly. However, identifying the root cause of these issues, then mitigating them, can be a very costly, manual and time-consuming process-and at odds with the pressure to troubleshoot cell sites on time and on budget.
What to consider when diagnosing RF interference and PIM
Hard to identify whether PIM is internal or external to antenna systems
Technicians have a short window to troubleshoot and solve issues
Costly tower climbs don't guarantee issue resolution
Difficult and unsafe to carry a bulky, heavy PIM analyzer up the tower
Using various complex test tools with different interfaces requires extensive training
How-to videos and webinar
Identifying PIM in the field
Ride along with a field technician to see how he uses a best-practice methodology to investigate the performance degradation of a cell site.
Locating and mitigating PIM
Learn how to quickly locate a PIM source and launch a mitigation strategy to address PIM across a cell site.
Detecting and mitigating PIM
We joined forces with ConcealFab, Inc. and Kaelus for a webinar about efficient strategies to identify and mitigate PIM for improved cell-site performance.
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EXFO's PIM and RF interference-hunting solution
Intelligent optical RF spectrum analysis over CPRI (iORF)
10x faster than any other RF-over-CPRI solution in the industry
Resolve PIM in 6 steps, versus 10+ steps with traditional method
Determine whether there's internal or external interference in less than 5 minutes
Fully automated, complete analysis of the RF spectrum with a pass/fail verdict
Easy one-button report generation
No learning curve: easy set-up without the need for RF expertise
Avoid repeat truck rolls: solve the problem right the first time
5GPro Spectrum Analyzer
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- Modular: sub-6GHz (FR1) and mmWave up to 40GHz (FR2) support
- Audible tone for safe and effective PIM and interference detection
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Precisely locate external PIM sources without using a PIM analyzer