A connectivity revolution is decentralizing the architectures of the world’s networks. From wireline telecommunications and wireless operators to residential broadband and enterprise data centers, the next generation of competitive networks is placing active devices closer to users to meet the capacity, speed and latency requirements of tomorrow’s most demanding applications.

Power is a common denominator in all of these networks, serving all kinds of markets. While the pursuit of speed and capacity often attracts more attention, the need for innovative power solutions is just as vital. CommScope is here to help you power the potential of your always-on network.

With the right solutions to power your future, you can achieve meaningful progress. Whether your future includes the IoT, cloud computing, macro cell networks, ubiquitous in-building wireless and Wi-Fi services, or powering a next-generation fiber broadband distribution network, we’ll help you achieve your goals faster, smarter and more cost-effectively.

When you need world-class expertise and long-term support to get things done right the first time, turn to CommScope. We power the networks that power your business. Learn how by exploring below.

Got power?

Mobile data traffic, bandwidth and new business models continue to grow at a rapid pace. One key requirement is power. Does your network have what’s required? Powering the future of small cells and beyond white paper will help you figure it out.

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The power of progress

Powered fiber

As copper infrastructure is replaced by high-performance, low-latency fiber—as in enterprise and broadband distribution networks—new challenges arise in powering the network. Power over Ethernet is great so long as you’re running copper. For fiber-based networks, however, a flexible and economical powered fiber solution can help bring power wherever it’s needed.

 

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Given the overwhelming success of Ethernet in the networking world, Power over Ethernet (PoE) has emerged as a preferred technology for delivering remote power to networked devices. As a wide variety of devices begin to leverage remote power, you have a clear opportunity to better manage your infrastructure expenses by using your existing structured cabling to provide PoE for commonly-used hardware like security cameras, Wi-Fi access points, in-building wireless systems and LED lighting with CommScope’s PoE solutions.

 

Powering the tower

Cell tower-mounted radios are drawing more current than ever and, when 5G arrives, the overlaid networks will have specific power requirements. For optimal performance and efficiency—as well as to extend backup battery life—operators need an intelligent, dynamic dc power solution. There is a way to deliver exactly the right current to each powered device, account for line loss, and ensure each component is delivering its optimal performance.

Distributed power and fiber connectivity

Cell sites with remote architecture can benefit from running fiber all the way to the top of the tower. The problem is getting power to the radios without aincreasing weight and wind load too much. An ingenious way to overcome this challenge is through a specially-designed series of breakout systems that contain fiber and power for as many as 12 remote radio units and install in half the time—and with a third less tower load.

Power over coaxial

While power over coaxial is nothing new, there is now an opportunity to get more power performance out of coaxial with a cable solution designed exclusively for power transmission. Economical and easy to handle, it’s a smart way to connect legacy infrastructure.

Broadband power

Multisystem operators (MSOs) need to grow their bandwidth as new applications come online. That means more fiber over more legs of the network—making power a challenge. A comprehensive coaxial and fiber cable solution, encased in a rugged sheath for outdoor plant applications, can give MSOs the flexibility they need to compete and win in the competitive broadband marketplace.

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