December 28, 2022

2022 Highlights: Best of RFS blogs

As the year draws to a close, we take look at the most read blogs of the year. Over the course of the last 12 months, we’ve covered everything from windloading to WiFi, DAS to spectrum efficiency. If you’re looking for a quick read (or two) while the office is quiet, see our top picks.

Radio Frequency Systems,

1. Predicting 2022

It was our first blog of 2022, but our most popular. Back in January we gave our analysis of how the wireless landscape would shape up over the course of the last 12 months. As the year draws to a close, look back to see what played out as expected and look forward to our 2023 analysis in a few weeks’ time.

2. Outstanding Women 

Over the past few years, it has been a great pleasure at RFS to celebrate the outstanding women that make up part of our global teams. In 2022, we celebrated women in STEM and highlighted the need to continue to push for diversity as an industry as well as promoting four of our colleagues.

3. Overcoming WiFi 6e interference

Back in January we looked at one of the biggest challenges facing our Microwave Backhaul customers – WiFi6e interference. This article looks at the potential issues and what can be done to overcome them.

4.  Spectrum efficiency for 5G 

At part of our series on spectrum efficiency, Giampiero Capraro, Global Product Manager, Base Station Antennas at RFS looked specifically at Base Station Antennas. There are multiple elements involved, but here we look at the hardware aspect and how this can be optimized to drive efficiency.

5.  Keeping pace with windload challenges

Windloading is not a new problem, but it is a never ending one. As networks advance and deliver more capacity than ever before, so does the need to improve windloading. It is a question that has a constantly evolving answer; in this blog we look at what is needed to stay one step ahead on windloading challenges at macro sites.

6. Is DRS the new DAS?

It has been one of the big trends this year and in July Andrew Paulley took a look at the indoor wireless market. He gave his perspective on how DRS and new technologies will integrate with existing infrastructure to support new generations of wireless.

7. The truth about sidelobes

Although it is a blog from 2020, it is still one of the most popular pieces. Sidelobes are a naturally occurring part of antenna design, but a poor Side Lobe is one that is either outside of specification or drifts out of specification with time. As connectivity demands increase, maximum performance is absolutely critical and ultimately that starts with antenna design.