Fiber Optics

CommScope introduces new fiber innovation for high capacity networks
Publish Date: May 31, 2019

The new FACT Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) System helps high fiber-count networks through rapid deployment, easy to install plug and play connectivity and highly usable density.
FOSC Fiber Optic Splice Closures
Publish Date: May 31, 2019

The FOSC family provides hardened enclosures for flexible expansion and easy management of fiber networks. Bob Matthews, Principal Field Application Engineer, gives us a closer look at its key features.
How ipNX is Connecting Homes with Fibre in Africa
Publish Date: May 31, 2019

Despite unique challenges, ipNX has been able to adapt its deployment methodology making it the first company to roll out FTTH in Africa. Uncover how ipNX is bringing broadband connectivity to the enterprise, small businesses and individuals across Africa’s largest economy.
Powered Fiber Cable PoE Extender
Publish Date: May 31, 2019

How SIRO is disrupting telecommunications in Ireland
Publish Date: May 31, 2019

SIRO continues to connect homes with fibre across Ireland. Uncover how this forward-looking company is changing the economics of fibre and future proofing the network.
Rapid Panel installation
Publish Date: May 1, 2019

Rapid Fiber panels utilize CommScope's unique RapidReel fiber cable spools to deploy dual 12-fiber microcables — which means the cable is always the right length.
iFOSC Installation
Publish Date: January 18, 2019

iFOSC Closure Overview
Publish Date: January 18, 2019

How we help EMEA customers build FTTX networks
Publish Date: July 31, 2018

CommScope experts have decades of experience in building FTTX/FTTH networks. Watch Jan Vandenbroeck, Director, Product Management EMEA explain how we work with customers like telecom operators and service providers – with local customer insights.
CommScope's Facebook Live: Fiber in the Enterprise
Publish Date: June 13, 2018

There is no doubt that fiber is the future of network evolution. With data center workloads expected to grow rapidly by next year, the time for IT managers to think about fiber is now. Faster fiber deployments mean faster time to market, and the right fiber strategy can have a positive effect on both CapEx and OpEx,. Building out a fiber infrastructure doesn’t have to mean layering on more complexity. Done right, it can deliver the ultimate in simplicity—simplicity in management, planning and execution across the network. In this video, Joseph Depa, Corporate Communications Manager, CommScope, interviews Stephen Kowal, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Sales, CommScope, about why it is time for enterprises to start thinking more about fiber.
Managing Critical Data Center Fiber Connectivity with imVision
Publish Date: February 5, 2018

Data center traffic, including fiber density, continue to grow. But, with imVision, you no longer need to choose between high density fiber and physical layer management. It’s the smarter way to manage your critical fiber connections. It’s no longer just the “nice to have” solution. It’s the “must have” solution.
Powered Fiber Cable System
Publish Date: January 5, 2018

A complete “rack to device” solution for powering and communicating with HD cameras, wi-fi hotspots, small cell and other network devices. Fast, simple installation, at 30x the distance of traditional CAT cable systems.
Fiber Performance Calculator Tutorial
Publish Date: October 30, 2017

Learn how you can use CommScope’s fiber performance calculator to quickly and accurately calculate total losses for any link and determine which applications it will support.
SYSTIMAX Enhanced High-Density Ultra-Low Loss Fiber Solutions
Publish Date: October 30, 2017

CommScope’s enhanced high-density (EHD), ultra low-loss fiber solutions are part of our High Speed Migration platform. EHD fiber solutions pack higher capacity into smaller spaces yet are fast to deploy and easy to manage.
imVision. Infrastructure Management. Made Easy.
Publish Date: October 30, 2017 - Every network has to be managed. The question is How? imVision, by CommScope, offers the intelligent approach to infrastructure management that gives you unprecedented control over your network -- and the flexibility you need to thrive in today's business landscape. It's more than a smart IT solution; it also makes good business sense. Your imVision investment can quickly pay for itself through reduced downtime, energy and maintenance costs. Watch this video to understand why imVision is infrastructure management, made easy. -
Biggest Drivers of Bandwidth Consumption
Publish Date: October 30, 2017

CommScope Sr Manager, Strategy and Business Development, Kam Patel, discusses the four biggest drivers of bandwidth consumption in the data center today.
LazrSPEED OM5 Wideband Multimode Fiber – more bandwidth, fewer fibers
Publish Date: October 30, 2017

With the launch of LazrSPEED OM5 Wideband Multimode fiber, CommScope enables data centers to take advantage of short wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM). LazrSPEED OM5 delivers a four-fold increase in usable bandwidth while maintaining compatibility with standard OM3 and OM4 fiber and the high speed data applications they support.
High Speed Migration – Bandwidth without boundaries
Publish Date: October 30, 2017 CommScope’s High Speed Migration platform provides innovative and long-term infrastructure solutions that can take your data center from where you are to where you need to go.
Ultra low-loss fiber connectivity solutions: the best way to support higher speeds in your DC
Publish Date: October 30, 2017

The data center migration to higher-speed applications is accelerating. CommScope’s ultra low-loss fiber connectivity solutions give data center managers a stable, yet flexible high-speed infrastructure that can support the long term evolution of their networks. As part of the CommScope High Speed Migration platform, these ULL solutions provide the lowest end-to-end optical link losses for OM5, OM4 and singlemode networks.
FACT - GR3 Installation Video
Publish Date: October 12, 2017

HELIAX® FiberFeed® Solutions from CommScope for Fiber-to-the-Antenna (FTTA) Deployments
Publish Date: September 28, 2017

An important part of network modernization is choosing the most suitable fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) configuration. HELIAX® FiberFeed® solutions encompass a range of connectivity options to deliver fiber and power to remote radio units.
FACT High Density Optical Distribution Frame
Publish Date: September 5, 2017

FACT is a flexible Optical Distribution Frame (ODF) that enables you to better manage your high-density fiber network as it grows and evolves. It incorporates flexible termination, splicing, patching and storage capabilities in a modular and customizable design. It supports your most challenging fiber applications while keeping your network connections accessible and manageable.
LazrSPEED OM5 100G SWDM demonstration
Publish Date: August 28, 2017

Earl Parsons, PhD, Principal Optical Engineer, CommScope demonstrates a 100 Gigabit test using 450 meters of the LazrSPEED OM5 WideBand Multimode Fiber, coupled with SWDM technology, and discusses how OM5 multimode fiber solves customer bandwidth needs and high speed migration in the data center.
No permit, no problem
Publish Date: July 27, 2017

You just bought the world’s perfect lawnmower. The only problem is that you can’t get it to fit in your garage. Would you believe service providers have the same issue with fiber deployment? CommScope’s Brian Berdan explains how this analogy works.
Achieving the four key requirements of access network installations
Publish Date: July 10, 2017

Connectivity in next generation fiber access networks drives the CAPEX and OPEX cost of the operator, especially in terms of labor. Learn how new platforms and connection technology help operators more quickly build and provision reliable, profitable access networks.
Preventing optical loss
Publish Date: July 10, 2017

Attenuation in optical network is wavelength dependent and the longer wavelengths, the more susceptible the fiber cable is to macrobending. Proper management and handling of fiber cables, and of individual fibers, prevents optical losses over the long-term life of the fiber and the network.
What are best practices in fiber deployments?
Publish Date: July 10, 2017

Wes Oxlee, CommScope Director, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, describes important considerations when deploying a fiber network.
How have fiber optics changed communications?
Publish Date: July 10, 2017

Joseph Coffey, Commscope Engineer, Senior Principal, Electrical, talks about how fiber optics have changed communications.
How does the quality of a fiber connector affect the network?
Publish Date: July 10, 2017

Joseph Coffey, Commscope Engineer, Senior Principal, Electrical, answers how the quality of fiber connectors affects the network.
How has fiber addressed the network latency challenge?
Publish Date: July 10, 2017

Sam Leeman, CommScope VP, EMEA/APAC Service Provider & Network Architecture, answers how fiber technology has addressed the latency challenge.
What are the latest fiber trends?
Publish Date: July 10, 2017

Trevor Smith, CommScope VP, Office of CTO, describes geographic trends in building fiber networks.
What can we do because of fiber that we couldn't with other transport media?
Publish Date: July 10, 2017

Trevor Smith, CommScope VP, Office of CTO, describes the unique advantages fiber offers over other transport media.
The importance of connector accessibility
Publish Date: July 10, 2017

The FACT ODF’s built-in overlength storage assures fiber connections installed Day 1 are easily accessible for testing, maintenance and technology upgrades on Day 2 – and beyond.
Choice of the right ODF leads to energy savings
Publish Date: July 10, 2017

Kristof Vastmans, product manager, explains how the choice and configuration of optical distribution frames can save costs for heating and cooling central offices.
CAPEX and OPEX consideration impacting ODF layouts
Publish Date: July 10, 2017

Learn how the layout of ODF lineups and individual frames contribute to operator’s drive to save both capital and operational expenses.
Three primary challenges faced by today’s operators
Publish Date: July 10, 2017

While supporting customer demands, operators must carefully balance both capital and operational expenses. Kristof Vastman’s describes three primary challenges affecting both CAPEX and OPEX.
FDH 4000 Sealed Fiber Distribution Hub
Publish Date: July 7, 2017

Increasingly, aesthetic ordinances and equipment size restrictions are making it more difficult to secure permits in FTTx deployments. To solve this challenge, CommScope developed the new sealed FDH 4000 solution.
HELIAX® FiberFeed® Hybrid Jumper Installation for Nokia RRU
Publish Date: July 5, 2017

Highly reliable and customizable, HELIAX® FiberFeed® has everything you need to meet your fiber to the antenna (FTTA) objectives for towers, rooftops and other support structures.
High Expectations for Convergence
Publish Date: July 5, 2017

Ribbon fiber mass fusion splicing on the FOSC 450
Publish Date: June 27, 2017

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The science behind fiber closure gel sealing. The long-life future.
Publish Date: June 26, 2017

CommScope gel seals have been protecting connections in enclosures from water, sand and other unwanted objects for more than 30 years. Material science, harsh environment testing and year-long experience in the field have made CommScope a specialist in this domain. The new mini-OTE enclosures incorporate the latest findings from our gel sealing research.
Is 5G competing with fiber networks?
Publish Date: January 18, 2017

Werner De Wolf, CommScope SVP, Service Provider Solutions, describes the role of fiber in developing 5G networks.
Will 5G and IoT demand more fiber infrastructure?
Publish Date: January 18, 2017

Pat Thompson, CommScope’s VP, Solutions Central Office/Headend, describes the role of fiber in developing networks supporting 5G and IoT.
What is latency?
Publish Date: January 18, 2017

Pat Thompson, CommScope’s VP, Solutions Central Office/Headend, answers what latency is and its importance to the network.
Why is the optical connector important in a fiber network?
Publish Date: December 19, 2016

David De Craemer, CommScope’s VP, PLM OSP Connectivity Products, answers why optical connectors are important to fiber networks.
Where is fiber growth expected, and why?
Publish Date: December 19, 2016

Dieter Verdegem, CommScope VP, Access Solutions FTTx, answers which applications will experience fiber growth.
How will the trend of smart cities drive fiber growth in Europe?
Publish Date: December 19, 2016

Werner De Wolf, CommScope SVP, Service Provider Solutions, describes the trends driving fiber growth in Europe.
What's the biggest change to fiber technology in recent years?
Publish Date: December 19, 2016

Wes Oxlee, CommScope Director, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, describes how fiber networks have evolved to support growing bandwidth demand.
With FTTH, have we let go of the "not in my backyard" syndrome?
Publish Date: December 19, 2016

Erik Gronvall, CommScope VP, Americas Service Provider Strategy & Network Architecture, talks about consumer demand for more bandwidth and the “not in my backyard” syndrome related to FTTH.
How has fiber improved information security?
Publish Date: December 19, 2016

Erik Gronvall, CommScope VP, Americas Service Provider & Network Architecture, answers how fiber technology has improved information security.
Wireless Networks Require Fixed Fiber Networks
Publish Date: December 6, 2016

Hear Pape Ndaw explain how a fixed-line fiber network supports the exploding growth of bandwidth consumption by consumers of Africa’s mobile networks.
A High Fiber Diet
Publish Date: October 24, 2016

CommScope recently co-sponsored a look-ahead survey with Intelligence. Let's just say the results are right on par with our vision as a company. In today's blog post, Werner de Wolf shares his perspective on the results.
Rapid Fiber Panels Overview
Publish Date: September 28, 2016

Rapid Panel combines IFC cables with fiber panels using the patented RapidReel™ fiber spooling system.
Density Driving Network Innovation
Publish Date: September 28, 2016

Danah Ditzig, CommScope Marketing, talks about user density and capacity as key drivers of network infrastructure solutions
The Importance of Cable Management
Publish Date: September 28, 2016

CommScope Product Manager Arria Giulan discusses why proper cable management is critical within data centers and other network facilities.
FiberGuide - Flexible Optical Raceway System
Publish Date: September 28, 2016

FiberGuide® is the optical raceway system that revolutionized the protection and routing of fiber. The preferred choice in central offices, data centers and mobile switching centers, FiberGuide offers increased flexibility and reduced installation time while maintaining the proper fiber bend radius. FiberGuide can be easily customized and designed for your facility’s unique needs with the assistance of the most extensive suite of tools and support in the market.
Driving Fiber Deeper in MDUs
Publish Date: August 24, 2016

Erik Gronvall, Sr. Manager, Product Management - Fiber Innovation, discusses some of the fiber products used for commercial and residential applications in multi-dwelling units (MDU).
Getting More Out of Your PON Network
Publish Date: August 24, 2016

Erik Gronvall, Sr. Mgr of Product Management, talks about how to get more services and revenue from existing PON architectures.
Compact CWDM
Publish Date: August 24, 2016

Fiber Indexing
Publish Date: August 24, 2016

Fiber Indexing example using Hardened Adapters and HMFOC.
Continued need for cable management systems
Publish Date: August 4, 2016

Outside disturbances cause instability in a network. If there are too many disturbances, the system will (repeatedly) attempt to retransmit the signal. The signal ultimately delivered to a subscriber can be missing frames, resulting in a dissatisfied, and potentially lost, customer. Good cable management helps maintain network and transmission stability and assures customer satisfaction.
Assuring long-term mechanical stability
Publish Date: August 4, 2016

The introduction of bend insensitive fibers eliminates worries around optical reliability, but does not eliminate concerns around mechanical stability. The presence, or the combination, of too many bends, too great a bend radius, over too long a time, subjects any fiber to mechanical stresses that degrade the network’s stability.
Basic difference between core, metro and access networks
Publish Date: August 4, 2016

Like the trunk, branches and leaves of a tree, each portion of a fiber network has a different topology, and performs a different function. The equipment deployed must be suited to the requirements. One size, method, or approach does not fit all.
Applying lessons learned
Publish Date: August 4, 2016

Jan Vandenbroeck describes the need to develop products that deliver ease of use and long-term network reliability – and that can adapt to the specific needs of individual network providers
TENIO closures provide key values to operators
Publish Date: August 4, 2016

Learn how the TENIO fiber closures provide CAPEX and OPEX saving and help operators build future-proof networks.
TENIO’s design delivers OPEX savings and network reliability
Publish Date: August 4, 2016

Gel-seal technology and TENIO’s unique design allow even lower-skilled technicians to install the closure 30% faster than comparable closures.
FIST-EDSA closures save CAPEX and OPEX
Publish Date: August 4, 2016

Steven Theys describes how the FIST-EDSA closures’ modularity and ease of installation directly contribute to operators’ CAPEX and OPEX savings.
High-Speed Network Will Deliver Africa’s Potential
Publish Date: August 4, 2016

Learn how improving high speed networks will help deliver Africa’s full potential. Pape Ndaw explores the benefits to be gained in e-healthcare, agriculture and the spread of African culture beyond regional boundaries.
Deploying New Fiber Networks in Africa
Publish Date: August 4, 2016

Pape Ndaw discusses how factors such as the availability of qualified fiber technicians and installers impact the quality, reliability and profitability of high-speed fiber networks.
Overcoming the Challenges to African Network Deployments
Publish Date: August 4, 2016

Pape Ndaw suggests opportunities for African operators to overcome some of the challenges to building the fiber infrastructure. Whether through new equipment that deskills the installation process, through network sharing or new service offerings, with cooperation and creativity, network builders and operators will help unleash Africa’s full potential.
CommScope Discusses Fiber, Gigabit Deployments during 2016 INTX Show
Publish Date: July 22, 2016

Description: Service providers contiune their desire to push fiber deeper into their networks to meet subscribers demand, making better use of their available infrastructure. During the 2016 INTX Show in Boston, Joe Depa interviewed Mark Alrtuz, vice president, Service Provider Solutions, CommScope, about fiber trends and how service operators are now delivering gigabit services.
Strategies for More Efficient FTTx Construction in the Last Mile
Publish Date: July 20, 2016

Service providers are facing many challenges during fiber deployments. During the 2016 FTTH Connect show in Nashville, TN, Gilberto Guitarte, Business Development Manager, CommScope presented on this topic. In this video, Joe Depa interviewed Gilberto about these challenges and what kind of solutions/technology service providers can deploy to future proof their networks.
Steven Theys presents FIST-EDSA Drop Cable Closures
Publish Date: April 21, 2016

Challenges for African Network Operators
Publish Date: April 21, 2016

Today, African telecom infrastructures are essentially wireless-based with a more than 50-percent penetration rate. As demand for bandwidth grows, Africa’s wireless network must be backed up by a strong fixed line fiber network. The creation of a fiber network will offer the opportunity to unleash Africa’s potential. Pape Ndaw, CommScope’s EMEA Sales Director, describes the current state of Africa’s communications networks and the challenges faced by network operators building and upgrading their networks. CommScope offers innovative solutions to overcome these challenges.
Game Changers in DAS Technology
Publish Date: April 21, 2016

CommScope Principal RF Engineer, Dean Zavadsky, talks about key component and technology advancements in DAS.
Minimizing Fiber in DAS Installations
Publish Date: April 21, 2016

CommScope Principal RF Engineer, Dean Zavadsky, describes solutions to minimize the amount of fiber required for DAS transport.
The CPRI Digital DAS Interface
Publish Date: April 21, 2016

CommScope Principal RF Engineer, Dean Zavadsky, describes the FlexWave Host CPRI card and the problems it solves in large DAS deployments.
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