6 / 9 / 2012
Bell Mobility is the leading provider of wireless networks in Canada and reaches approximately 95% of the population. To be able to satisfy the enormous increase in demand for mobile bandwidth in the future, Bell started converting its network to Long Term Evolution (LTE) some time ago. The new standard will achieve speeds of up to 150 Mbps - many times faster than today’s networks. HUBER+SUHNER solutions make it possible.
Bell Mobility owes its exceptional position on the Canadian market in part to the early adoption of Remote Radio Head (RRH) technology, where fiber optic lines connect the base stations with the remote radio heads on the masts. Canada’s largest telecommunications company was one of the first wireless service providers to adopt this Fiber-To-The-Antenna (FTTA) technology in its network and was thus in a position to offer faster data rates. Bell is now enhancing its facilities with state-of-the-art connectivity solutions by HUBER+SUHNER. HUBER+SUHNER has developed fiber-to-the-antenna and power-to-theantenna for years and is a pioneer in this market – mainly through its pre-assembled “plug-and-play” systems for demanding outdoor applications. Its MASTERLINE fiber optics and power connections provide Bell with a costeffective solution for high data rates that helps to cover even greater distances.
Cooperation with HUBER+SUHNER is particularly beneficial for Bell because of the company’s special installation programme. Bell has developed its own, modular installation approach: a series of kits that can be installed quickly in the field exists for each cell station. This significantly reduces installation time and costs, while at the same time supporting a gradual upgrade to LTE as needs arise. When it comes to connecting these kits, Bell Mobility can likewise rely on the expertise and products of HUBER+SUHNER.