Fiber has become a key component of LTE base stations. Thanks to these connections, users can access unprecedented bandwidth speeds. All in all, it is interesting to note how the simplest and even absurdest of processes can cause a critical connection, such as the one between the BBUs and the RRHs, to go wrong because a field fiber technician dirty hands. Anritsu offers some solutions to ensure that fiber connectivity is in optimal conditions, but the first measure should not be technological but educational with field operators cleanliness.
Procedures to Eliminate Common Fiber Connection Failures in LTE Base Stations
Base stations have undergone quite the evolution as wireless networks advanced from 3G to 4G. To accommodate the fast speeds and high bandwidth associated with LTE networks, Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) technology is now commonplace, used to connect a Baseband Unit (BBU) and one or more Remote Radio Heads (RRH) sitting atop the tower. As part of this progression, fiber optic cable, which has extremely low transmitted signal loss to accommodate LTE networks, is prevalent in base station design … Keep reading the original blog post here
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