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.

We all know that 5G is coming and that means wireless networks need to lay the foundations for it. To better serve their subscribers, service providers are preparing for the 5G world by deploying more fiber.  

There are two steps that every service provider should follow when evolving their network: 

  • Oversize the fiber cables you deploy today to cater for your fiber needs of the future.
  • Utilize plug-and-play connectivity solutions to allow for simple and flexible connection of devices to your network.

In this vlog, I explain how fiber optic deployment methods have changed in technology and aid in the progression of 5G networks.

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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