This blog post is part of our blog series—Fiber Friday. Our subject matter experts will provide you with some insight into the world of fiber optics, covering various industry topics.

With 5G on the way, service providers need to get the most bandwidth out of their current fiber networks.  

One recent development in fiber technology is the increased use of passive wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) devices. These devices allow carriers to get the most out of their valuable fiber assets.  

Who can benefit from using WDMs? That’s an easy question to answer—all service providers. It helps best utilize their entire infrastructure and get it ready for 5G deployments. 

In this vlog, I explain how this technology has evolved and the advantages it has created for service providers.

About the Author

Wes Oxlee

Wes Oxlee is Director Wireless Connectivity Solutions at CommScope Connectivity Solutions business unit of CommScope. Wes has 32 years of telecommunications industry experience with a primary focus on optical fibre external plant networks. Following a 16 year career with Telstra and NDC, where he was the National Technical Specialist for Fibre Optics External Plant, he joined CommScope in 2000. Wes is a Certified Fibre To The Home professional and has been an integral part of CommScope’s team in NBN, Reliance & UFB as well as a wide number of FTTH projects throughout the world. In his current role Wes is responsible for formulating innovative connectivity solutions for wireless networks.

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