Mezon (www.mezon.lt) is a wireless broadband operator based in Lithuania. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of TeleCentras, the Lithuanian TV and Radio network (www.lrtc.lt).
Mezon was experiencing unacceptable interference in parts of its network. They identified this as interference between antenna radiation patterns emanating from neighbouring cells. By replacing their existing antennas with Alpha Wireless antennas, the operator was able to significantly reduce the interference, and therefore improve network throughput by 30%, and sector capacity by 12%, in affected cells.
Alpha Wireless antennas suppress ALL upper sidelobes by >18dB. Most other antenna vendors only suppress the first upper sidelobe. Upper sidelobes cause interference across cells and it is this improved upper sidelobe suppression that helped improve overall network throughput and sector capacity as reported in this case study.