Wireless networks get a healthy dose of fiber as small cells proliferate

Fiber is making its way into more parts of the wireless network as mobile operators deploy small cells and distributed antenna systems for densification. Like the fiber-fed remote radio heads atop cell towers, small cells can leverage fiber to connect to remote base stations, often located several kilometers away. This network architecture is called C-RAN, or a centralized radio access network. The fiber that connects the small cell to the base station is called fronthaul.

Read the source article at RCRWireless News

Categories: DAS, Fiber, SCN

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