West Coast fiber-optic network and data center infrastructure provider Wilcon says it will expand is Los Angeles fiber footprint with an eye toward emerging small cell wireless requirements. Wilcon says the new fiber-optic cable will serve hundreds of small cell sites across downtown Los Angeles, including the Central Business District, Fashion District, Koreatown, and Chinatown.
The fiber will haul traffic from the small cell sites to major colocation facilities and Internet hubs throughout the region, the company adds.
"Remarkable increases in the amount of mobile traffic are driving the demand for more robust broadband capacity throughout metro areas," states Jon DeLuca, Wilcon's president and CEO. "Small cell technology allows national mobile providers not only to extend their coverage, but also to increase quality and improve user experiences. Wilcon's dense, state-of-the-art network has been uniquely designed and deployed to address these dynamics, ensuring optimal performance and enhancing reliability for Southern Californians."
"Fiber deployments, such as Wilcon's, will enable carriers to further 'densify' their networks by deploying extra small cells and future proof their backhaul capacity to support the tremendous growth in data traffic, particularly video," adds Ronald Gruia, leading industry analyst and Director of Emerging Telecoms at Frost & Sullivan. "These next-generation network rollouts will set the stage for supporting higher frequencies, such as 5 GHz, WiFi offloading, 4.5G, and eventually 5G. Simply stated, buildouts such as these are critical to ensure American carriers and users remain on the cutting edge of wireless technology."
In addition to small cell backhaul, Wilcon also offers such services as dark fiber, lit transport, colocation, interconnection, direct internet access (DIA), and cloud access to wireless carriers, service providers, and enterprises in the region (see, for example, "Angie Communications taps Wilcon for gigabit wireless backhaul" and "Wilcon builds fiber-optic network for Los Angeles Center Studios").
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