NGNM Forms a 4.3-10 Connector Task Force
The NGMN 4.3-10 task force has been formed to encourage and facilitate the elaboration of a commonly agreed strategy between the NGMN partners to migrate the RF connectors to the new industry standard of 4.3-10 in the most efficient way.
Heino Cumpanas, NGMN 4.3-10 task force lead, states "The industry has decided to replace the current RF connector, 7/16, with the small and modern 4.3-10. Yet there is considerable uncertainty on the pace and timing of such migration, potentially leading to decreasing the competitiveness of the markets during this transition period. NGMN, with its 4.3-10 task force, can help to align plans across the industry to minimize this risk."
In particular, the new NGMN project will aim to reach the following objectives and will comprise the following activities:
Defining a 4.3-10 connector migration proposal for RRUs, antennas and antenna line devices, including time plan
Defining scenarios and corresponding configuration strategies
Releasing a white paper as a recommended industry proposal for the migration to 4.3-10, targeted for being published in August 2016
The NGMN Alliance was founded by leading international network operators in 2006. Its objective is to ensure that the functionality and performance of next generation mobile network infrastructure, service platforms and devices will meet the requirements of operators and, ultimately, will satisfy end user demand and expectations. The NGMN Alliance will drive and guide the development of all future mobile broadband technology enhancements with a focus on 5G. The targets of these activities are supported by the strong and well-established partnership of worldwide leading operators, vendors, universities, and successful co-operations with other industry organisations.