Each year Crain’s Chicago Business issues their list of Chicago’s Most Innovative Companies, and ISCO International is very excited to be in the top 20 of this year’s list. The list is based on the quality of patents awarded last year, and our consistent inclusion in the list year after year is a reflection of
Mobile network interference can be very, very SCARY indeed. Not just on Halloween. Like a ghost, it’s invisible. You don’t know where it’s coming from, nor when it’ll show up. When it manifests, all kinds of things can go haywire. Your cell site starts acting erratically and starts dropping calls. Data throughput takes a dive.
ISCO’s ability to cancel interference to improve wireless network performance was recently covered by industry analyst Dr. Gerry Purdy of Mobilocity. You can find Dr. Purdy’s article about ISCO and interference at this link.
How the weather can cause interference for mobile networks In 1943, the United States Army built Kagnew Station in Eritrea, Africa. Disguised as a telephone relay station and equipped with satellite dishes and antenna farms, its true purpose was to serve as a listening post during the Cold War. The listening post received signals from
The practice of jamming cell phone signals is illegal in the United States, but that does not mean it does not exist. Recently, wideband interference from a jammer in a Mexico prison near the border was noticed by multiple US wireless carriers. Unfortunately, while jammers prevent the use of unauthorized phones inside prisons, they create
The wireless industry requires innovation to keep up with new technologies and applications, and ISCO delivers. Crain’s Chicago Business released their new list of innovators based on 2020 patent quality and ISCO is there again, right in the top 25. We have consistently received this recognition based on creating new ways to improve performance and
ISCO is pleased to announce it has joined the O-RAN Alliance. Recognized as the industry leader of PIM and wideband interference cancellation solutions, ISCO’s patented algorithms and technology will now be available to equipment and solution providers for use in RRUs, O-RAN Radios, DUs and other in-line components of the O-RAN and 4G/5G RAN networks.
A common way to track performance problems in a wireless network is to report Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for individual sites or sectors. Problems are prioritized based on severity and impact on users of the network. Our customer invested in a ProteusCPRI Portable to make it easy to tackle the sites on the report. The
A PIM problem is often not found until after a cell site is up and running, when a performance issue is flagged by severely degraded throughput or other KPIs. By then it can be difficult to identify and solve. ISCO’s PIM Calculator is an easy-to-use online tool that shows the Passive Intermodulation products IM3, IM5,
High levels of wideband interference from digital TV signals caused our customer continuous harm across multiple PRBs. It was unpredictable and changing over time, with power levels above -85dB impacting KPIs. ISCO’s ProteusCPRI with Dynamic Spectrum Recovery (DSR) removed the interference as it appeared and improved KPIs, returning the site to normal operation. Besides digital