As mobile communication network operators deploy advanced 3G and LTE/4G networks, many have found that fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) architectures offer a number of advantages over legacy coaxial systems, including improved signal integrity, capacity gains, smaller site footprint and lower energy consumption.
Today’s customers want it all: IPTV, streaming video, online gaming and more. And they want it now. 3M solutions, like the 3M™ One Pass Fiber Pathway with MPO Connector, can help resolve many of the challenges faced by service providers in delivering high bandwidth to consumers.
Fiber optic mechanical splices with keyed, angle cleave fibers are an attractive option for achieving low return loss for analog video applications, especially in outside plant where long term splice stability is an important consideration.
When a leading service provider needed to deploy fiber faster, we created the 3M™ Crimplok™+ Connector. It's the first commercially available, field-mounted connector for FTTx indoor and outdoor use with no splice, gel or adhesives.
When a condominium in Seattle needed a fiber network for triple-play service, 3M provided the Total Package: 3M™ One Pass and One Pass Mini Fiber Pathways connected by the 3M™ No Polish Connector. This enabled them to deploy a network that's practically invisible in half the time and at a significant savings.
When a major telco needed a fast fiber solution for multi-dwelling units, they connected with 3M. Our 3M™ No Polish Connector (NPC) helps reduce total install cost by nearly 50 percent compared to fusion splicing.