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Microlab Expands its Innovative Modular Point-of-Interface Product Line with New IP67 Rated MCC Series™ for Outdoor Small Cell and D-RAN Deployments

Microlab introduces the MCC200 Series Modular Carrier Conditioner, an IP67 rated modular point of interface (POI) solution for outdoor small cell and D-RAN deployments. To provide flexibility to any mobile network operator (MNO) or neutral host deployment, the MCC200 Series offers an outdoor rated modular system that can accommodate any LTE communication band up to 6 GHz. This new platform expands the set of modular POI offerings introduced by Microlab in 2018, providing the same type of innovative flexibility for outdoor deployments which require upgrade and reconfiguration as capacity and bandwidth requirements evolve over time.

“Based on the positive feedback we received for our MCC100 Series modular POI solution, we have now expanded it to support outdoor deployments as well.” said Luke Getto, Director of Product Management. “MNOs continue to dynamically allocate new spectrum or re-farm the current spectrum to build out ultra-dense 4G and 5G deployments. These cellular deployments are getting denser in both indoor and outdoor environments. The modular POI enables lower cost of ownership by providing flexibility to add new bands and MNOs in future outdoor D-RAN and small cell deployments. We developed the MCC Series for a less complex upgrade path and an improved ROI for our customers”

The MCC200 Series consists of multiple IP67 rated slide-in cards for multi-port filters and hybrid couplers which gives flexibility to the D-RAN/Small Cell owners and installers to conveniently add new MNO’s or bands. The filters support common licensed wireless cellular bands used in network densification. Each multi-port filter card is capable of handling up to 40W per input and is passively cooled. MCC200 Series hybrid couplers are available in standard bandwidths from 600 to 2700 MHz. Extended bandwidth cards are also available to cover up to 3800 MHz for CBRS and Band 43, and ultra-wide bandwidth products cover up to 6 GHz for LTE-LAA. Since deployment requirements and environmental conditions vary, the MCC Series is now offered in both indoor (MCC100) and outdoor (MCC200) versions.

Microlab will be exhibiting the MCC200 at the Connectivity Expo (ConnectX) event from May 20th to May 23rd in Orlando, FL and will be available to speak in further detail about the new product offerings. Microlab product specialists will also be available at In-Building Wireless Congress in Las Vegas, NV June 10th to 12th and Realcomm in Nashville, TN June 13th to 14th.