Prysmian jumps into fiber to the antenna

Prysmian Group has signaled its entry into the fiber to the antenna (FTTA) market at CommunicAsia 2012 in Singapore. The company used the event to unveil xsMobile, designed to meet the emerging tower cabling requirements the evolution towards 4G/LTE mobile networks has created.

Prysmian Group has signaled its entry into the fiber to the antenna (FTTA) market at CommunicAsia 2012 in Singapore. The company used the event to unveil xsMobile, designed to meet the emerging tower cabling requirements the evolution towards 4G/LTE mobile networks has created.

xsMobile targets the full range of FTTA applications, from a flexible, easily upgradeable backhaul network through to last-mile fiber to the Remote Radio Head (RRH) in the antenna tower. xsMobile features bend-insensitive BendBrightXS optical fiber (compliant to ITU-T G.652.A2/B2) complemented by a suite of optical cable products (pre-terminated or field-spliced) and what Prysmian asserts is a “full connectivity portfolio.” The new product range builds on Prysmian’s experience with FTTH and is fully compatible with existing fiber-optic networks. The line is designed to support fast, simple, plug and play FTTA installation.

Said Gert Hoefman, vice president of Telecom Solutions at Prysmian, "xsMobile provides solutions for three antenna tower configurations -- standalone, roof top, and distributed antenna systems (DAS) to deploy FEMTO cells."

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