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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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Macro Cells

Macro Cells
Wireless infrastructure incorporates the differing radio frequency and fiber optics technologies HUBER+SUHNER copes with both technologies and has the appropriate solution for each macro cell application. One-stop-shop reduces complexity for the purchaser and opens up additional economic advantages.

Following our mission statement "Excellence in Connectivity Solutions" we constantly strive to optimise our products for conventional cell sites. We pay special attention to the robustness of our RF components in order to guarantee a high electrical and mechanical reliability. Higher network efficiency and less maintenance leads to lower operational costs.

In the field of remote radio installation solutions HUBER+SUHNER is the global leader. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of FTTA (fiber to the Antenna), PTTA (Power to the Antenna) and HTTA (Hybrid to the Antenna) products, which are tailored to the customer's needs.

Future-proof networks
We advise operators about which installation methods are available and what their advantages are. We are experts on how to make savings on installation costs and how expensive follow-up costs can be saved. HUBER+SUHNER implements future-proof passive cable network infrastructures, which are compatible with all system vendor products and endure the future generations of active equipment.

HUBER+SUHNER offers 3 different FTTA cabling systems, MASTERLINE Classic (MLC), MASTERLINE Extreme (MLE) and MASTERLINE Ultimate (MLU). HUBER+SUHNER’s MASTERLINE cabling systems are the most efficient and easy-to-install fiber optic products available on the market. All HUBER+SUHNER MASTERLINE fiber optic cabling systems use glass-armoured multi-fiber loose-tube cables (6 to 48 fibers). With a short fiber optic jumper the cabling systems are quickly and easily connected to the vendor specific RRH interfaces.

MASTERLINE Ultimate has a compact, pre-connectorised and factory-sealed connector head with up to 12 Q-ODC-2 sockets. The robust connector head with an integrated pulling eye allows easy cable lifting. The encapsulated connector head can be directly attached to the mast with a single click onto a pre-mounted adapter plate.

Easy to install
Short, easy-to-install Q-ODC fiber optic jumpers connect the RRH interface. MASTERLINE Extreme has a robust and very compact divider which divides the fibers in 6 or 12 single cables terminated with Q-ODC-2 extension connectors. The very compact divider requires only a small space on the mast, minimises the wind-load and can be fed through small holes (80 mm diameter).

MASTERLINE Classic has a divider, which divides the fibers in 6, 12, 18 or 24 single cables terminated with LC duplex connectors using unitube tails (2 fibers in a single tube to reduce space requirements). The divider is fixed in a distribution box and the LC duplex connectors connected to adapters. Short LC duplex jumpers connect the RRH interfaces.

Recommended Products

Corrugated cable assemblies

Lisca cable assemblies are specially developed for applications where low VSWR and low attenuation combined with low intermodulation products are required. The excellent performance is achieved by utilising corrugated Sucofeed cables with low intermodulation designed connectors and a controlled assembly process with HUBER+SUHNER solder technology. This product line is designed to provide optimal performance up to 4 GHz.

Lisca Assemblies

Lisca Assemblies

Lisca cable assemblies are specially developed for applications where low VSWR and low attenuation combined with low intermodulation products are required. Excellent performance is achieved by utilising corrugated Sucofeed cables with low intermodulation designed connectors and a controlled assembly process with HUBER+SUHNER solder technology. This product line is designed to provide optimal performance up to 4 GHz.

Lisca stands for Low Loss and Low Intermodulation Soldered Corrugated Cable Assembly.

DC blocks

HUBER+SUHNER DC blocks stop DC in an RF transmission line. DC blocks are designed for test and measurements applications.
 

DC blocks

DC blocks

A DC block separates or blocks DC voltage (galvanic isolation) and let pass RF frequency along a coaxial transmission line.

Harsh environment cable systems

HUBER+SUHNER is the global leader for remote radio installation solutions. We have a comprehensive offering of FTTA (fiber-to the-antenna), PTTA (power-to-the-antenna) and HTTA (hybrid-to-the-antenna) products, which are tailored to the customer’s needs. We advise operators about which installation methods are available and what their advantages are. We are experts on how to make savings on installation costs and how expensive follow-up costs can be saved. HUBER+SUHNER implements future-proof passive cable network infrastructures, which are compatible with all system vendor products and endure the future generations of active equipment.

Accessories for RRH installation solutions

Accessories for RRH installation solutions

HUBER+SUHNER is an experienced partner for remote radio installation and we are close to the installers working in the field. We understand the daily installation issues and the need for field-proven tools and accessories.
Excess cable boxes help to safely store fiber optic cable at the bottom of the mast or in 19" racks. The 19" CTB patching box with a pullout tray for easy access is compatible with the MASTERLINE cable system.
We also offer a basic cable clamp portfolio, which covers most of the RRH installation solutions and cable combinations. The clamps used are field-proven, easy to install and allow for an upgrade or exchange of cables.
We offer a universal grounding kit specially designed to accommodate the range of HUBER+SUHNER power and hybrid cable sizes. Also available is a heavy-duty cable stripping tool.

Discrete fiber optic feeders

Discrete fiber optic feeders

The solution with discrete fiber and power cables supports every type of cell site installation, whether the remote radios are co-located (mast-top installation) or distributed on rooftops of buildings. HUBER+SUHNER has a leading role in the design and manufacturing of harsh environment connectors (e.g. ODC, FullAXS, Q-ODC or Q-XCO) and cable assemblies for remote radio systems. The installation method with discrete cables is the default solution of mobile system vendors. HUBER+SUHNER is an approved and qualified cable assembly supplier for the majority of the tier 1 and tier 2 system vendors.

MASTERLINE Classic (MLC)

MASTERLINE Classic (MLC)

Multi-riser cable with distribution box


MASTERLINE Classic uses separate multi-fiber and multi-conductor copper riser cables that are connected to mast mounted FTTA/PTTA distribution boxes which are then linked to the RRHs with short jumper cables. Traditionally multi-riser cables with distribution boxes have been the preferred solution for multi-RRH installations, however with the increasing number of remote radios per site mast space limitations and wind loading have become critical issues to operators.
Moreover some operators can incur extra leasing costs for every box placed on the mast, thus distribution box based systems are gradually being superseded by box-less solutions like MASTERLINE Extreme (see  page 42). In general, the installation method with boxes is cost effective and offers installation flexibility but it does require handling and connecting of indoor LC connectors at the mast-top distribution box. Many operators want to avoid the risk of opening and maintaining mast-top boxes by non-trained or non-authorised persons.

MASTERLINE Extreme (MLE)

MASTERLINE Extreme (MLE)

Multi-riser cable with compact divider

MASTERLINE Extreme with Q-ODC-2 connectors is an efficient solution in terms of ease of installation, cost and required space on the mast. The compact divider minimises the wind-load and can be fed through small holes (80 mm diameter). The ruggedised push-pull connector Q-ODC allows the installer to connect the RRH jumper cables with a single "click", making it a genuine "plug & play" cabling system. MLE with Q-ODC is available to support up to 12 remote radios.
MASTERLINE Extreme with one Q-ODC-12 connector allows the installer to connect 6 RRH jumper cables with a single "click" and can even be installed through holes with a diameter of 20 mm. The Q-ODC-12 connector has the highest fiber density, based on the proven QN push-pull mating system and can connect 12 fibers in one mating step.
MASTERLINE Extreme is the preferred choice of network installers who require trouble free, reliable and efficient field deployments. HUBER+SUHNER`s MASTERLINE Extreme product family is unique in the market and provides the best value for money.

MASTERLINE Ultimate (MLU)

MASTERLINE Ultimate (MLU)

Multi-riser cable with compact connector head

MASTERLINE Ultimate is HUBER+SUHNER’s most innovative fiber optic cabling system for remote radio installations. The pre-connectorised factory-sealed fiber optic systems support up to 12 RRHs and connect the remote radios with easy-to-install Q-ODC fiber optic jumpers.

The robust connector head with an integrated pulling eye allows easy cable lifting without the need for hoisting grips. The encapsulated connector head can be directly attached to the mast with a single "click" at a pre-mounted adaptor plate. These unique features make MASTERLINE Ultimate the best-in-class product in terms of ease of mast-top installation, installation robustness and efficiency.

High voltage DC- and DC/DC blocks

HUBER+SUHNER coaxial high voltage DC or DC/DC blocks with blocking voltage up to 15 kV in a frequency range between 160 MHz and 3 GHz for applications in the telecom or railway market.

9077 high voltage DC and DC-DC blocks

9077 high voltage DC and DC-DC blocks

The HUBER+SUHNER DC Block product line includes DC blocks (inner conductor disconnected) and DC-DC blocks (inner and outer conductor disconnected) for galvanic isolation up to 15 kV. They block high-amplitude and low frequency surge voltages e.g. occurring during regular electric railway operation along railway lines. They provide sufficient safety even in the event of the overhead high voltage lines falling to the ground.

Corrugated coaxial cables (SUCOFEED)

HUBER+SUHNER Sucofeed product range of foam corrugated coaxial cables offers also suitable connectors and stripping tools. The cables have excellent electrical, mechanical and environmental properties for indoor as well as outdoor installations. They perform optimal shielding, low attenuation, low VSWR, remarkable intermodulation performance and flexibility for handling and installation on sites.

Sucofeed cables are available as made from copper as well as from aluminium. For the US IBC market plenum rated cables are part of our corrugated cable proposition.

Aluminium corrugated cables

Aluminium corrugated cables

HUBER+SUHNER Sucofeed LW is a foam dielectric corrugated coaxial cable designed with an aluminium outer conductor and a copper-clad inner conductor. This low weight Sucofeed LW family is a cost efficient alternative to the copper transmission lines. The performance of the aluminium cables is equivalent to the copper transmission cables. Our FR and UL types provide enhanced flame resistance and are the excellent choice for indoor DAS applications.

Copper corrugated cables

Copper corrugated cables

HUBER+SUHNER Sucofeed 1/2" PW is a plenum rated wideband coaxial cable designed to deliver outstanding electrical performance up to 6 GHz and support wireless in-building plenum applications. It maintains compatibility with existing connectors, tools, mounting hardware for easy and convenient installation. This plenum cable has a star-shaped profile extruded low loss dielectric and a solid copper outer conductor which provides excellent RF shielding.

Quarter-wave shorting stub protectors

HUBER+SUHNER protectors based on quarter-wave technology feature excellent protection performance with very good RF specification. For specific applications protectors with internal DC-block are available.

3400 quarter-wave shorting stub technology protector

3400 quarter-wave shorting stub technology protector

HUBER+SUHNER quarter-wave lightning EMP protectors offer the best lightning protection available in the market, as they form a short for surge signals basically. They have been established as a worldwide industry standard by HUBER+SUHNER as the original manufacturer. The products are maintenance-free and feature the best protection performance with both the highest surge current handling capability and the lowest residual pulse amplitude. Also, their RF performance is superior to other designs, including passive intermodulation. HUBER+SUHNER lightning EMP protectors series 3400 offer a large variety of products and can be adapted to any application. Besides connectorisation and mounting principle, the frequency range has to be selected properly due to their generally limited bandwidth.

Mobile backhaul

Mobile backhaul antennas are small form factor antennas that minimise the visual impact of mm-wave point-to-point radios.

SENCITY® Matrix

SENCITY® Matrix

Smallest form factor mm-wave antenna minimising the visual impact of point-to-point radios.

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HUBER+SUHNER Inc.
Mr. Bill Burress
Regional Sales Director, FO Division
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HUBER+SUHNER Inc.
Customer Service
Customer Service
  +1 866 482 3778
  +1 704 587 1238