“It takes a lot of wires to make wireless work.” Today, that means fiber optic cable.
Fiber handles high-speed multimedia traffic over long distances more efficiently and cost-effectively than copper cables.
Fiber use in wireless is growing – at cell sites, for backhaul, in data centers and for long-haul transport.
Though light weight and easier to handle than copper cable, fiber installation and testing must be precise with skilled technicians using specialized tools and test sets to ensure peak performance.
In a special three-part series, Tower Talks discusses fiber in telecom applications, and associated installation and testing practices.
- PART I – Fiber in Telecom Overview
- PART II – Fiber in Wireless Applications
- PART III – Developing Field Technician Fiber Installation and Testing Skills
John Celentano, Inside Towers Business Editor hosts industry experts from Viavi Solutions, Mike Dee, Sr. Field Engineer and Jeff Harmon, Sr. Systems Engineer and from Graybar, Scott Jackson, National Market Manager for an informative, in-depth discussion.