Innovation for Billions of Connections

CommScope’s New FIST Modular Splice Closure Prepares Network
Operators for High Capacity Networks and Early Adoption of 5G

HICKORY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#5Glt;/agt;–As governments around the world invigorate
with investment in digital infrastructure, the number
of 5G connections is expected to exceed one
by 2025. The next few years are critical to building
networks that will meet the demand. In anticipation of this need,
CommScope is introducing its FISTTM Modular Splice
Closure that assists network operators with building a fiber foundation
for future networks.

Speed of deployment and shortage of skilled labor continue to be a
challenge around large fiber connectivity deployments. CommScope’s FIST
Modular Splice Closure addresses the need to keep pace with subscriber
demands using plug-and-play technology. The modular build allows
configurations on-site, reducing the need for site inspections, and
therefore decreasing rollout lead time.

The new FIST Modular Splice Closure adapts to the constantly-changing
needs of the network featuring the following innovations:

  • Gel sealing technologies: composed of eight interchangeable and
    wrap around cold-seal segments that are field and factory installable
  • Wide range of cables: universal termination for 1-27 millimeter
    (mm) cables
  • FIST fiber management: single circuit and single-element splice
    trays with high levels of performance at high splice capacity
  • Easy install: removable base with easy access during
    installation and provisioning

“As we move toward connectivity for a gigabit society, government
directives, grants and subsidies are encouraging full fiber
infrastructure vital to underpinning 5G coverage,” said Ric Johnsen,
senior vice president of Network Cables and Connectivity, CommScope.
“CommScope’s new FIST modular splice closure is a game changer as we
consider it the most comprehensive upgrade to our fiber portfolio in
decades. This is the type of innovation which will continue to gain in
popularity as it helps service providers build a stronger business case
for truly converged wireless and wireline networks.”

Digital economy is key pillar of future growth

“Fiber is a growth engine for Europe and markets around the world,” said
Erzsébet Fitori, director general of the FTTH Council Europe. “By
investing in smart innovation, governments have the opportunity to shape
the global competitiveness of their societies and economies in a
digitally managed world. Fiber infrastructure is the foundation for
innovation in key areas like IoT, mobile computing and 5G.”

“There are a multitude of inventions that are less visible and
well-known, but which have also contributed greatly to the
communications industries. For every new smartphone, streaming service
and internet-connected gadget, there’s a network engineer somewhere
innovating to ensure the data from these devices is moved quickly,
error-free and cost-effectively,” said László Bóka, head of Fixed Access
SSC, Deutsche Telekom. “While we rarely think of the network as the
epicenter of an ongoing series of innovations, that is exactly what it
is. Its continued evolution is what enables the services that people
have come to love.”

More information can be found at the CommScope stand G11 at FTTH
, 12-14 March 2019. Learn more by attending the following workshops:

  • Network and service convergence – the key role of fiber
  • FTTH future proof networks: real life experience from operators



About CommScope:

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps design, build and manage wired and
wireless networks around the world. As a communications infrastructure
leader, we shape the always-on networks of tomorrow. For more than 40
years, our global team of greater than 20,000 employees, innovators and
technologists have empowered customers in all regions of the world to
anticipate what’s next and push the boundaries of what’s possible.
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Source: CommScope


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