The demands for more bandwidth and higher speeds is pushing service providers to overlay their existing fiber infrastructure as well extend fiber further into the network. Service providers need to be fast and efficient at deploying fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) or fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) and architect the network to meet future growth needs. All of this while minimizing their capital expenditure (CapEx).

Innovations that make it easier and more cost-effective for their network engineers to build critical fiber connections for delivering Gigabit access speeds can help reduce CapEx spending. For example, service providers can now install higher-density fiber distribution hubs (FDHs) with higher optical splitter capacity and increased express pass through capabilities. In addition, new solutions enable providers to deploy the highest fiber count cable for that portion of the network, which also affects CapEx. Finally, securing permits to place this equipment in a location desirable for the provider while still being aesthetically pleasing to the public, may help reduce site costs. 

So, how do service providers handle increased restrictions when it comes to placing fiber equipment in the outside plant? Since CommScope acquired the BNS business from TE Connectivity, we have expanded our fiber portfolio so we can deliver more innovative solutions, solve more of our customers’ challenges, and serve more customers around the globe.

Our innovative fiber-to-the-hub solutions such as the FDH 4000 make FTTH deployments faster, easier and ultimately less expensive. Designed for below-grade FTTH deployments, the FDH 4000 can also be pole or strand mounted. It addresses the need for high subscriber density and weatherproof enclosures in a market where there is increasingly restrictive permitting ordinances for new construction.

The FDH 4000 is scalable up to 288 distribution ports, 12-72 feeder ports, and up to nine splitters and the unused ports can be used as express pass throughs. The sealed FDH 4000 offers a robust and technician-friendly solution for connecting feeder and distribution cables via optical splitters in an FTTH network. 

In this video, Brian Berdan, Product Manager, explains how CommScope’s FDH 4000 sets itself apart from other legacy fiber distribution hubs and cabinets on the market.

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Joseph P. Depa III

Joseph P. Depa III is corporate communications manager at CommScope. An award-winning newspaper reporter, he has 20 years of experience in public/media relations, marketing, publishing, advertising and corporate communications.

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