Corning Intros Fiber-to-the-Antenna Solution

Corning Cable Systems introduces innovative fiber-to-the-antenna wireless solutions

September 9, 2011

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HICKORY, N.C. -- Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces its preterminated Evolant® Solutions for Wireless Networks. Based on fiber-fed remote radio technology, the field-proven fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) solutions enable fast plug-and-play deployments that can save time and money.

Today’s wireless operators face ongoing challenges to supply the coverage and capacity customers want, especially for data. The deployment of 3G and 4G solutions often occurs in crowded tower and rooftop environments. Fiber-fed remote radio technology offers potential savings to both capital expenditures and operating expenses, compared to traditional coaxial cable-based solutions, by reducing installation time and the number and size of components installed in these crowded environments.

The most basic way to connect remote radios (or units) to their base transceiver station (BTS) is to homerun optical and power cables from each remote radio to the BTS. However, wireless operators concerned with adding future remote radios and making easy repairs and upgrades can benefit from a terminal-based solution. This approach places an optical terminal at the tower or rooftop to which short jumpers can be connected to each remote radio. A single optical cable runs from the terminal to the base station, reducing the size and number of components and lease costs.

Corning Cable Systems LLC (CCS)

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