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Radio Frequency components used in the Wi-Fi hotspot on the Fan Mile in Berlin

September saw the start of the pilot phase of a public gigabit Wi-Fi access point on the famous Fan Mile in Berlin, Germany. HUBER+SUHNER is providing Wi-Fi antennas and coaxial cables, thus playing its part in enabling users in the area to surf, chat and stream for free for 30 minutes.

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InnoTrans 2018
InnoTrans 2018

InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology and takes places every two years in Berlin.
A unique feature of InnoTrans is its outdoor and track display area, where everything from tank wagons to high-speed trains are displayed on 3 500 metres of track.

18/9/2018 - 21/9/2018
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Aggregate All Services - Including Mobile

Many fixed and mobile operators are looking at how they support the plethora of bandwidth demands that show no sign of slowing down and are understandably focused on the edge of their network. All service providers are expending huge amounts of effort and resources deploying new NGA technologies; PON, LTE, VDSL, etc - but don't forget the middle mile and how you backhaul these growing bandwidth needs!

Accepted thinking is that fiber is the best technical solution to provide this much needed bandwidth. However, many operators are reluctant to tackle the complexities of deploying expensive active DWDM networks that are often seen to be the de-facto standard way of meeting these needs.

With the EU commissioner and regulators wanting incumbent service providers to address unbundling fiber infrastructure, Telekom Sovenije already doing so, service providers are considering new business models that allow access to fiber pairs ever closer to the end customer.

On the other hand, these same operators are driven to devise solutions that are future proof and are capable of expanding to meet not just today's but also tomorrow's virtually assured thirst for ever more capacity. Understandably, these operators want to avoid making costly infrastructure investments without a quick measurable return on investment. And 40G / 100G interfaces are on the near horizon - so the solution must also support these emerging standards.

Therefore, what is needed is a new way of thinking that is simple to implement, doesn't require employment of high skill (high cost) planning experts, and allows any service provider to easily supplement new bandwidth without adding complexity or sequestering limited rack space and infrastructure investment budgets.

Technical Overview

If you need to rent fiber, you strive to be frugal. Thus each leased fiber pair must handle multiple services over each link whether via 1G, 10G, 40G or even 100G interfaces all the way up to 500Gbps per fiber pair: 40 x 10G + 1 x 100G.

Using Network Cubes, mobile service providers may link their BTS/NodeB/LTE sites while fixed service providers backhaul their DSLAM/MSAN/xPON traffic. Maximise investment by using costly fiber more effectively whilst easing demands on the metro/access network. WDM network solutions support up to 100G per lambda and are agnostic to the protocol and transport speed. Service providers, whether renting or owning fiber, can remain confident of being able to support any mix of complementary, new and future access technologies including GigE, 10/100G, SDH/Sonet, CPRI etc.

Network Cubes MUX are completely passive; Telcordia approved for outside plant (-40 to +85C); and are compact enough to conveniently fit into virtually any splice box that goes into the ODF.

Whether boosting capacity in crowded street cabinets or adding services and subscribers at central offices, CUBO have the answer
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