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Mobile Multi Gigabit (MoGIG) Wireless Networks and Terminals - 5000x
Mission:
The mission of this Working Group is to answer this question:

How are we, as an industry, going to meet the 5000X growth in traffic demand by 2030?
Goals:

The working group will develop a whitepaper based on Evolutionary and Disruptive Visions towards 5000X Capacity Increase for Access, Backhaul and User Equipment.

Contributors include:

Agilent Technologies, Alcatel Lucent, AT&T Labs, BridgeWave Communications, Broadcom, DragonWave Inc., Ericsson, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, InterDigital Communications, LLC, New York University, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Northrop Grumman, Qualcomm, Samsung Telecommunications, Siklu Communications, TriQuint Semiconductor


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Small Cell & Backhaul Deployment and Reliability
Mission:

To explore operational aspects of small cell deployment and how this will impact DAS and In-Building system evolution as well as legacy and future macro networks. The Working Group will focus on topics aimed at ensuring reliability and facilitating the deployment and management of small cell radio access and backhaul.

Goals:
The broad membership of the IWPC organization presents an excellent opportunity to leverage a pool of experts covering virtually all layers of the eco-system, in a uniquely cooperative environment, to pragmatically address many aspects of small cells that are not adequately being covered elsewhere.  This uniquely formulated working group will work together on the following broad tasks, each encompassing a variety of disciplines and sub-committees:
  • Understand and assess acceptable service availability and reliability levels for small cells, and the factors that most affect this.
  • Explore existing and emerging technologies and products that can be applied to the design, manufacturing, deployment, and/or maintenance of small cells and small cell backhaul that help to meet operator requirements.
  • Consider how small cells may be deployed, managed and maintained alongside DAS, WiFi, other small cells, and an umbrella macro network.
  • The scope of this work will encompass both in-building and outdoor equipment, each of which comes with its own requirements and challenges.

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Tower Top Electronics Reliability
Mission:
To assess reliability of Tower Top Electronics and improve reliability of "Electronics Up The Mast"
Goals:
PIM – Mitigating PIM (factory, installation, maintenance)
  • The management and control of all stages of the test, certification and maintenance process as it relates to the control of PIM.

Remote Radio Head: Test, Turn-up, Preventative Maintenance and Alarms

  • Develop Best Practices as they relate to the Test, Turn-up, Preventative Maintenance and Alarming of Remote Radio Heads. 

Cables and Connectorization - Design Criteria and Best Practices

  • Develop a set of Design Criteria & Best Practices to interface cables (all types) & connectivity to Outdoor Equipment.

Active Antennas: Test, Turn-up, Preventative Maintenance and Alarms

  • Develop Best Practices in the areas of remote maintenance and Installation of Active Antennas, such as:
  • impact on all various tower installation issues
  • installation best practices of active antennas
  • general practices for remote maintenance & health of system

Tower Top Electronics Test Methodology

  • ØDefine Tower Top Operating Environment
  • ØRecommend Reliability Test Criteria
  • ØDefine Reliability Demonstration Testing Methods
Reliability Prediction
  • ØReview and Recommend Reliability Prediction Methods
  • ØProvide Understanding of Model Assumptions and Other Inputs
  • ØProvide Guidelines on Interpreting and Comparing Predicted Failure Rates, Service Availability and Other Results
Collection of Failure Data, Analysis, Distribution
  • ØProvide an industry-wide benchmark for tower top electronics field return data
Installation Best Practices Recommendations, Distribution
  • ØDraft a “Best Practices” document to be distributed within the industry with the goal of improving the quality and reliability of Cellular Base Station installations
Lightning Disturbance Assessment
  • ØEstablish a list of applicable Specifications, define a Tower configuration to use as a test platform and perform actual testing to determine performance and applicability of protection measures

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Tunable Components and Architectures
Mission:
Assess the benefits and use cases for Tunable Components and Architectures, identify the current and future tuning architectures and suggest solutions for maximizing the benefits of incorporating tuning into the wireless device.
Goals:
The objective is to answer the following questions:
  • Why Tunable Architectures?
  • How can Tunable Architectures be implemented in a Handset/Device?

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