Recently, 3 Sweden was looking to offer 4G LTE (News - Alert) coverage to all of its customers. With the hopes of expanding its LTE FDD/TDD network that was first launched in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo and after teaming with wireless connectivity provider HUBER+SUHNER, the company was able to expand its footprint within Sweden in a very short period of time.
In addition to partnering with the wireless connectivity provider, 3 Sweden worked closely with Chinese technology firm ZTE (News - Alert), a business that specializes in wireless infrastructure products such as robust remote radio units (RRUs), a vital part of remote radio head-based cell sites.
Remote radio head (RRH) technology is an extremely cost-effective way to enable wireless base stations to grow. The wireless connectivity powered by this product also allows for an increase in bandwidth, which mobile consumers are requiring for both business and personal use.
To cut down costs as well as sensibly deploy this solution, 3 Sweden/ZTE selected HUBER+SUHNER’s MASTERLINE fiber cabling assemblies.
A majority of OEMS are currently leveraging MASTERLINE cabling solutions, as they have been created from the ground up to work successfully in harsh outdoor environments. Available in lengths from 35 to 100m, the innovative cable is connected to the base station via a MASTERLINE fiber distribution box that is located next to the remote radio heads. This increases the productivity of any device with wireless capabilities.
The MASTERLINE suite is comprised of extreme hybrid products that are “tailored for mobile operators who do not have [their] own tower infrastructure but rent the majority of their tower cell sites…The hybrid solution minimizes the annually recurring rental fee at the one-time cost of a more expensive and complex cable infrastructure,” according to the company.
Designed to help eliminate the amount of wires being run to a tower site, in essence this compact divider splits the multi fiber/wire cable into individual ruggedized outdoor cables which are linked to RRHs.
These cables can be placed in multiple use cases including duct, conduits, aria, exposed runs, cable trays, and even underground. Further, the MASTERLINE offering does not require any costly tools to be successfully installed.
Recent findings from Informa’s (News - Alert) report entitled, “Successful LTE Strategies” reveals that around 70 percent of all telecom operators agree that now is the best time to begin utilizing LTE services, and 60 percent will be launching these innovative solutions by the end of next year. This really does prove that now is the time to step into the LTE space by leveraging HUBER+SUHNER’s solutions before it is too late.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo