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CASE STUDY
Orange had one particular ambition : to provide a cross-functional platform that gave all other operators the opportunity to take advantage of its scalability and independent configurations . Despite the challenging nature of this feat , CommScope and its partner were able to align with the other sharing operators and obtained their design approvals and final network configurations-resulting in a true multi-operator , multitechnology solution .
The future
CommScope ’ s successful implementation led to smooth and stable network coverage throughout the football tournament . While these specific solutions were deployed for AFCON 2022 , Orange will reap the benefits at future events at Olembe Stadium as spectators continue to experience the robust performance and reliability of their network .
The pandemic gave a unique flair to the deployment , as the planning , pre-engineering work , and communication with Orange occurred remotely for the very first time . With French being Cameroon ’ s primary language , communication proved challenging at times ; however , the team managed to overcome these hurdles and seamlessly engaged with the operators involved .
Match day challenge
Orange implemented bandwidth changes and frequency reframing to support the growing LTE market and bandwidth needs of its data users during match events . With CommScope ’ s ERA solution , these pre-game changes were considered plugand-play based and non-service affecting . This demonstrated another benefit of the solution to all the operators and cemented their trust in CommScope and the ERA system .
“ Stadiums coverage is just the beginning . We will continue implementing the DAS solution to cover airports in Cameroon and other strategic buildings for the public and private sectors ,” said Nassar . p

ORANGE CAMEROON NEEDED TO COLLABORATE

WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS

AND PROVIDERS IN MOBILE AND LARGE VENUE COVERAGE SPACE .

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