|RFS Shanghai production expands|
response to growing market demand, Radio Frequency Systems has expanded
its Shanghai production facility to include two new lines: the
1/2-inch size (LCF12) of its popular CELLFLEX low-loss RF cable range, plus locally manufactured cross-polarized cellular panel antennas.
The Shanghai facility is the manufacturing and distribution centre for its premium quality antenna systems, RF feeder cables and accessories in the Peoples Republic of China. Inaugurated in early 2000, the facility is located in the Song Jiang Industrial Zone, some 30 kilometres south-west of central Shanghai.
According to RFS Area Sales Manager Jennifer Ai, one of the greatest challenges faced by Chinas cellular network operators is the increasing need for faster deployment speed. Across the board, cross-polar antenna technology is proving to be the technology of choice here in China, said Ai. By manufacturing cross-polar antennas locally in Shanghai, RFS can ensure that supply is able to meet the rising demand. It also means shorter lead times and reduced costs for customers.
RFS Area Product Manager, Zhu Du-qing agrees, pointing out that the RFS CELLFLEX cable range has been used in some of the biggest cellular rollouts seen to date in China. RFS Chinas prime focus is to guarantee speedy supply in an environment of increasing demand, Zhu said. Local production of the 1/2-inch CELLFLEX cable is an important part of this strategy.