Network Reliability Demands Network Expertise

Daniel Daems Daniel Daems August 10, 2020


Reliability is one of the greatest challenges to building networks of tomorrow—because it requires expertise in anticipating the future.

CommScope’s solutions for network reliability are built on four pillars of expertise: performance testing, network application, material science, and field training. Together, they ensure that our service provider customers around the world have access to the technology and know-how to create networks that work reliably at deployment, and for many years to come.

Expertise is a crucial component of reliability because it allows us to anticipate the strain that a network would experience in the field. By the time we deploy new 5G, Wi-Fi, or virtualized networks, for example—they’ve already been through many hours of simulation, testing, and verification.

Whether it’s performance testing equipment, scoping parameters for future applications, or designing networks to work with future components—our expertise, in many ways, is about predicting the future. Network reliability depends on the ability to see potential issues and challenges before they arise. Our team has decades of experience, decades of field-hardened code from millions of installed devices, and state-of-the-art test equipment that empowers us to simulate and predict the future—so that our customers are prepared for it.

Our experts perform detailed network surveys and participate in 80 standards development organizations—including IEC/ISO, ITU-T, CENELEC, and ETSI—so that we can design our customers' networks to align with the industry’s plans for the future. We pull on our shared knowledge base and work with customers on a case-by-case basis to offer customized advice with a global perspective. We combine our expertise with cutting-edge lab work to test products above and beyond today’s standards. We’re also deeply involved in the industry organizations that are developing tomorrow’s networking standards.

"CommScope is one of many companies that have been instrumental in helping our working groups define the standards testing and measurements for new optical fiber interconnection devices and components,” said Richard Pitwon, Chairman of IEC SC86B. “Their contributions to IEC allow us to continue advancing our industry’s technology in optical fiber products, systems and services around the world.”

About the Author

Daniel Daems

Daniel Daems

Daniel Daems is a principal engineer and a senior R&D department manager with CommScope. He has experience in managing a state of the art optical test laboratory and expertise in fiber optic technology cable infrastructure and networks. Before coming to CommScope, Daems spent time at Tyco Electronics and Raychem.