Ordering coffee used to be simple -- your only option was
“Do you want milk or sugar with that?” Now, a typical order sounds like stream
of consciousness – “I’ll have a triple, venti, half-sweet, non-fat, with
caramel drizzle, extra cream, at 120 degrees” or “Can I get a grande, iced,
sugar-free, vanilla latte with soy milk”. You truly can get your coffee any way
you want it.
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope's Jeff Epstein
explains how your cable options for small cells got easier.
And now it’s the same with super-flexible foam coaxial
cables. Meeting your RF requirements for small cell installations used to mean
thicker jumpers, which meant less flexibility, and a more difficult
installation. Then came last year’s LSF2 at a bendable 3/8” diameter, and
comparable attenuation to a larger ½” cable, with super low loss performance to
satisfy your link budget. But that was only available in specific fixed lengths.
The LSF-X now comes with a connector at one end and is
field-fittable at the other end. That means you can have the jumper be the
exact length you need. It’ll never be too short to make the connection, and
you’ll never have to worry about forcing extra cable in a tight space. And it’s
still in the same 3/8” diameter.
There’s also CommScope’s LSF-W, which has soft-sided
UV-rated silicone rubber boots for simple, one-handed installation and reliable
sealing in extreme hot or cold environments.
For more information, check out the Metro
Cell Solutions Connectivity page.
You might not want a doughnut with your cable,
but like your coffee, you can get your small cell cables exactly the way you