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Fiber to the Antenna Solutions for Macro Cell Sites
Finally, RRU deployment that makes (dollars and) sense
Densification for LTE and 5G networks in both macro cells and outdoor small cells are driving the need for versatile options in fiber connectivity to the RRU more than ever before. Choosing the most suitable fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) configuration can be time consuming and complex.
CommScope can help. Our HELIAX® FiberFeed® FTTA solutions encompass a range of options for implementation of RRUs at the top of the tower:
Hybrid solutions include:
- Hybrid pendant is an advanced plug-and-play solution that incorporates a low-profile breakout terminal with hybrid ports to reduce complexity, save tower space and accelerate deployments.
- Hybrid direct is another plug-and-play solution that saves space and installation time with its breakout assembly that includes pre-attached hybrid cable legs.
- Hybrid standard is ideal where flexibility of trunked cables and distribution boxes are preferred. Options available to support up to 12 RRUs from a single trunk.
- Individual hybrid sector feeds individual hybrid cable from the basestation to each sector—an economical solution that saves tower space and installation time.
Discrete solutions include:
- Discrete fiber drop cable solutions for outdoor small cell deployments, terminated for connectivity between RRUs and wireline terminals to support convergence for Smart Cities, as well as daisy-chaining between sectors or sites.
- Discrete plug-and-play fiber enclosure is an all-in-one fiber solution that accelerates deployments and supports up to six RRUs.
- Discrete fiber and power cabling with installation options as separate runs or using a junction box are economical solutions that provide design flexibility where separate power and fiber configurations are desired.
Choose the smart, simple, flexible way to personalize and roll out your FTTA strategy.
eBook: Understanding the RF PathA complete eBook course in what makes wireless networks work – and where they are headed.
Ground Base vs. Remote Radio Head (RRH) System Return Loss ComparisonsOperators are finding inconsistent test results for return loss as they deploy remote radio units (RRUs) at the top of the tower. Rob Cameron, CommScope Applications Engineer, explains why in his white paper,  Return Loss Comparisons: Ground Based System vs. Short Remote Radio Head Jumper.
White Paper: A planning guide to optimizing networks for capacity with practical field examplesThis paper aims to explain how to select and utilize your sites’ RF components to optimize cellular networks capacities using real-life product examples.
Technical Publication: HELIAX® Hybrid vs. Discrete Time Study ReportCommScope commissioned an independent provider to conduct a time study, comparing the hybrid cabling to traditional discrete cabling. Learn more.
White Paper: HELIAX FiberFeed - Reducing Total Cost of OwnershipReduce total cost of ownership for remote radio unit deployments. Read this white paper to learn how.
Brochure: HELIAX® FiberFeed® Hybrid SolutionsCommScope offers a variety of FTTA hybrid solutions that can help you increase network coverage and capacity, expedite new site development and simplify the complexities of RRU deployment.