Corning Optical Communications LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces OptiSheath® MF2 and MF4 MultiPort Fiber Terminal Solutions for remote radio connectivity in fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) applications. The new solutions include terminals with two optical fibers per port (MF2) or four optical fibers per port (MF4), and remote radio cable assemblies (RRCAs). The fiber optic cable assemblies create the fiber optic link between the remote radio unit and a tower-top consolidation terminal.
Designed and third-party tested to the requirements of Telcordia GR-771-CORE, Issue 1, these terminals are available with two, three, four, six or 12 OptiTip® Multifiber Connector ports. The OptiTip Connector features the MT connector ferrule in an environmentally hardened connector body, providing quick and easy connectivity for either tower or rooftop installations.
OptiSheath MF2 or MF4 MultiPort Terminals are also available with or without an integrated cable stub for connection of a custom cable assembly. The integrated cable stub is available in a range of cable lengths, with both flat and round cable designs. The stub can be ordered with a bare end for splicing, or preterminated for plug-in connections. Non-stubbed terminals are used with a cable assembly with one multifiber connector (the OptiTip Vertical Cable Assembly) as an input from the tower base station. Multifiber connector ports support a variety of network designs, and spare ports allow for growth and deferment, reducing opex. The terminal’s versatility simplifies inventory and installation techniques, and allows for quicker, easier deployments.
Preconnectorized solutions are beneficial in the tower-top environment for their high quality and rapid installation without needing highly specialized tools. Where a tower-top consolidation terminal is used, the RRCA creates a short link to each remote radio that can be easily placed and connected. The assemblies are made with lightweight, low-profile cables and offer a range of single- and multi-fiber connector options.
To learn more about OptiSheath MF2 or MF4 MultiPort Terminal Solutions for FTTA applications, visit Corning Optical Communications’ exhibit (booth #5208) at CTIA Wireless®, May 8-10, in New Orleans.
For additional information on Corning Optical Communications products and services, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit the website at www.corning.com/opcomm .
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Corning Incorporated ( www.corning.com ) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences.
Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.
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