MRO Magazine

PCTEL Introduces TD-LTE Interference Hunting Capability

December 1, 2015
By Business Wire News


PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical Telecom solutions, announced that its SeeWave® interference locating system now supports TD-LTE networks. SeeWave users can now hunt interference on any major cellular network in the world.

“PCTEL developed SeeWave to give our customers a cost-effective solution for their external interference problems,” said David Neumann PCTEL’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF Solutions. “With the latest version of SeeWave, TD-LTE operators in China, North America, and throughout the world can clear spectrum, locate interference sources, and improve data throughput on their networks,” added Neumann.

TD-LTE networks use the same spectrum for both downlink and uplink traffic. SeeWave solves this challenge by dividing the two into separate, yet simultaneous scans. This allows users to hunt for external interferers on the uplink and internal interferers on the downlink at the same time.

SeeWave users will be able to upload their data to SeeHawk™ Analytics for storage and analysis. In the future, SeeHawk Analytics will aid remote interference monitoring using the SeeWave system.

SeeWave’s latest software release is available to upgrade all existing units. To use the new feature, customers will need a complete SeeWave system, including a SeeGull® scanning receiver configured for TD-LTE. Customers with a flex scanner can add TD-LTE or other technologies and bands to their scanning receivers via remote software.


PCTEL, a global provider of RF expertise, delivers Performance Critical Telecom solutions to the wireless industry. PCTEL benchmarks and optimizes wireless networks with its data tools, engineering services, and RF products. PCTEL’s antennas and site solutions are vital elements for networks serving SCADA, fleet management, health care, public safety, and education.

PCTEL’s RF Solutions products and services improve the performance of wireless networks globally. PCTEL’s performance critical products include its MXflex®, IBflex®, and EXflex® scanning receivers and related SeeHawk® Touch, SeeHawk® Collect, and SeeWave® tools. PCTEL’s sophisticated engineering services utilize these products as well as the SeeHawk™ Analytics portfolio (Network Analytics, Subscriber Analytics, Map Analytics, and Business Intelligence).

PCTEL Connected Solutions designs and delivers performance critical antennas and site solutions for public and private wireless networks globally. PCTEL’s performance critical antenna solutions include high rejection and high performance GPS and GNSS products, the industry leading Yagi portfolio, mobile and indoor LTE, broadband, and LMR antennas and PIM-rated antennas for transit, in-building, and small cell applications. We leverage our design, logistics, and support capabilities to deliver performance critical antenna and site solutions into carrier, railroad, utility applications, oil and gas, and other vertical markets.

PCTEL’s products are sold worldwide through direct and indirect channels. For more information, please visit the company’s web sites:,, or

Jack Seller
Public Relations