What are Best Practices for 5G Fiber Deployments?

Wes_headshot_blog_size Wes Oxlee June 30, 2017

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 of Business Development and Strategy for the CommScope Connectivity Solutions business unit. Wes has 34 years of telecommunications industry experience with a primary focus on optical fiber external plant networks. Following a 16-year career with Telstra, where he was the national technical specialist for Fiber Optics External Plant, he joined CommScope in 2000. Wes is a certified fiber-to-the-home professional and, in his current role, he is focused on developing innovative fiber solutions and architectures that will support the next-generation wireless networks.