New research suggests Generation Z children and young adults look at their cell phones every three minutes to stream music or play virtual games.[1] CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) comes to Cable-Tec Expo 2017 armed with the innovative tools to ensure network speed and reliability keeps up with that kind of demand.  

“We have an unprecedented number of devices that need data, but mobile users have an expectation that the bandwidth is that of a wired connection,” said Ric Johnsen, CommScope’s senior vice president of outside plant business. “That’s why our convergence story is so important. As our customers build deep fiber networks, they need to consider how to meet this wireless demand, regardless of if they have an FTTH or node +0 network. Whatever stage their deployment is in, we are there to support our customers.”

CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope tells convergence story at Cable-Tec Expo 2017.

Booth #1577 Highlights

  • BUDI: Short for “building distribution” closure, the BUDI is a fiber wall box that addresses MDU applications. BUDI is the demarcation point between outside plant and on-premises fiber. Fibers can be spliced or patched, and up to 48 drop cables and four feeder cables are supported.
  • Fiber distribution hub (FDH) 4000: A sealed hub that can be buried underground, or pole/strand mounted, while providing the functionality and capacity typically found in larger cabinets.
  • Family of mini optical termination enclosures (Mini-OTE): Newly-designed to streamline last mile access, incorporating both splicing and plug-and-play hardened connectors. Each has a wide range of style, size and configurations to accommodate any need.
  • Wireless technology: The booth will showcase video monitors of fiber-to-the-antenna, powered fiber cable, 5G and metro cell solutions.

In addition to showing convergence, CommScope will also discuss its impact on networking. A few of the company’s experts will share their knowledge with Cable-Tec Expo visitors: 

  • “The Impact of HFC-Wireless Convergence:” Mark Alrutz and John Chamberlain, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.
  • Wireless Live! “Fiber and Backhaul and the Indispensable Foundation of Today’s Networks:” Chamberlain, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.
  •  “The Impact of Good Field Service on Customer Satisfaction:” Morgan Kurk, Oct. 20, 12:45 p.m.

Also at Cable-Tec 2017, the Cable TV Pioneers will induct CommScope’s Tony Finger into the Pioneer Class of 2017 during a black-tie event in Denver. Finger is the vice president of sales for service providers and MSOs for CommScope and has been with the company for 36 years.  

"I am truly proud and honored to sponsor Tony for his induction into this year’s class of Cable TV Pioneers,” said Chris Bowick, retired chief technology officer of Cox Communications. "I have known and worked with Tony for almost 20 years both as his customer and as his friend. I can’t think of a more deserving person to receive this prestigious award. Tony is the consummate professional, always putting his customers first, listening to their needs and delivering on those needs as promised.”  

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About CommScope:

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps design, build and manage wired and wireless networks around the world. As a communications infrastructure leader, we shape the always-on networks of tomorrow. For more than 40 years, our global team of greater than 20,000 employees, innovators and technologists have empowered customers in all regions of the world to anticipate what’s next and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Discover more at www.commscope.com.

[1] “The Always On Generation,” CommScope research, Tech Intimates. October 2017

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Source: CommScope

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