What are Best Practices for 5G Fiber Deployments?

Have you heard the news? A new wireless technology is on the way—5G. That means service providers need to get their networks ready to handle the increase in data and connectivity. In this Fiber Friday vlog, Wes Oxlee describes important considerations every service provider should follow when deploying a fiber network for 5G.

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.