Today’s cellular systems often experience interference. This can show up as poor voice quality, dropped calls, or low data rates. As network operators add voice and 3G data services, the licensed bands become even more susceptible to interference. In addition, the trend to co-location of wireless systems, while desirable from some points of view, contribute to the potential for interference.
This application note will discuss potential sources and types of interference and provide a simplified process to aid in the process of locating, troubleshooting and mitigating RF interference on your network.