Solutions FTTA Solution

With the development of smartphones and their growing bandwidth needs, the deployment of very high-speed mobile networks is a major challenge of the 21st century. In order to provide their clients with sufficient service quality, mobile operators must increase both the density and power of their network through the use of FTTA (Fiber To The Antenna) technologies.

To connect the antenna, the coaxial cables originally used are now replaced by optical fiber solutions, which guarantee higher speed. Through its range of products dedicated to FTTA deployment, FOLAN supports you in the deployment of your radio network.

01. 4G 02. 5G

4g

Principle

4G is the fourth generation of mobile technologies and is based on the LTE (Long Term Evolution) standard. Thanks to a new radio interface based on IP technology, it improves data transport and provides very high-speed access up to 150Mbit/s, which is 5 times faster than 3G.

Implemented in 2011, 4G technology is used in more than 100,000 antennas in France, covering more than 90% of the population and 80% of the territory.

Different FTTA architectures

Regardless of your radio site architecture, FOLAN supports you with its range of products dedicated to FTTA:

MILANO sliding patch panel
Ce tiroir optique permet la liaison et la distribution optique entre la Station de Base/BBU et les cordons ou câbles préconnectorisés qui alimentent les RRU/RRH.
Distribution cabinet
The 19” distribution cabinets represent the BBUs’ dispatching spot. They incorporate all your fiber equipment, as well as active equipment necessary for the deployment of your mobile network.
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Outdoor 2 OF patchcords
These enable the optical connection, as well as the transmission of network data, between the BBU and the active parts of the RRU. FOLAN offers 1 and 2 OF outdoor patchcords depending on the FTTA architecture.
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RET patchcords
Placed between the RRU box and the RET module of the antenna, they control the inclination of the antenna’s signal electronically to improve transmission, thereby increasing the speed.
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Direct Architecture

This solution, which is fast and easy to implement, is recommended for sites where the distance between the base station and the antennas is short and the coursing of cables is directly accessible.

MILANO sliding patch panel
Ce tiroir optique permet la liaison et la distribution optique entre la Station de Base/BBU et les cordons ou câbles préconnectorisés qui alimentent les RRU/RRH.
Distribution cabinet
The 19” distribution cabinets represent the BBUs’ dispatching spot. They incorporate all your fiber equipment, as well as active equipment necessary for the deployment of your mobile network.
X
Outdoor 2 OF patchcords
These enable the optical connection, as well as the transmission of network data, between the BBU and the active parts of the RRU. FOLAN offers 1 and 2 OF outdoor patchcords depending on the FTTA architecture.
X
RET patchcords
Placed between the RRU box and the RET module of the antenna, they control the inclination of the antenna’s signal electronically to improve transmission, thereby increasing the speed.
X
PANAMA outdoor boxes
They enable a passive and hybrid connection, as well as coiling for cables and outdoor optical fiber patchcords in your FTTA network. They distribute and connect preconnectorized cables with outdoor patchcords that connect the RRU/RRH to your network.
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12-24 OF Breakout cable
For indirect FTTA installations, the BBU and remote modules (RRU/RRH) are connected with a single cable carried out by laying it in the cable path.
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Indirect Architecture

This architecture is recommended for outdoor sites for which the base station cannot be installed in the direct vicinity of the antennas.

MILANO sliding patch panel
Ce tiroir optique permet la liaison et la distribution optique entre la Station de Base/BBU et les cordons ou câbles préconnectorisés qui alimentent les RRU/RRH.
Distribution cabinet
The 19” distribution cabinets represent the BBUs’ dispatching spot. They incorporate all your fiber equipment, as well as active equipment necessary for the deployment of your mobile network.
X
Outdoor 2 OF patchcords
These enable the optical connection, as well as the transmission of network data, between the BBU and the active parts of the RRU. FOLAN offers 1 and 2 OF outdoor patchcords depending on the FTTA architecture.
X
RET patchcords
Placed between the RRU box and the RET module of the antenna, they control the inclination of the antenna’s signal electronically to improve transmission, thereby increasing the speed.
X
PANAMA outdoor boxes
They enable a passive and hybrid connection, as well as coiling for cables and outdoor optical fiber patchcords in your FTTA network. They distribute and connect preconnectorized cables with outdoor patchcords that connect the RRU/RRH to your network.
X
12-24 OF Breakout cable
For indirect FTTA installations, the BBU and remote modules (RRU/RRH) are connected with a single cable carried out by laying it in the cable path.
X
PANAMA hybrid box
They enable a passive and hybrid connection, as well as coiling for cables and outdoor optical fiber patchcords in your FTTA network. They distribute and connect preconnectorized cables with outdoor patchcords that connect the RRU/RRH to your network.
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Hybrid architecture

This solution is recommended for the same sites as indirect architecture, but for which the base station is installed in a protected area.

Products
RIGA single or double optical distribution frame
Optical distribution frames are flexibility points installed within FTTH networks and designed to manage a high density of optical fibers. They guarantee an easy, intuitive, tidy and thus quick cabling.
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Micromodule duct cable
FOLAN’s micromodules cables are compact, lightweight and very easy to handle. This cable is suitable for aerial use over short distances and for conduit installation, either by pulling or carrying.
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Flat sealed closure
FOLAN sealed closures have been conceived to manage and protect fusion splicing. The interior configuration is totally adjustable by piling up splicing trays. Depending on the version, each splicing tray can contain 12 to 24 optical fibers.
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5g

Principle

Even as 4G deployment is still under way, the telecom industry is already paving the way for tomorrow’s technologies with 5G. Standards have not yet been defined and several technologies for accessing radio and network architectures are currently under review, but the key issue with 5G resides in manufacturers’ ability to restructure how they think about our networks to adapt to tomorrow’s super-connected world.

Unlike 4G, which involved increasing speeds in relation to previous technologies, 5G is seen as a breakaway generation. The core issue: enabling the cohabitation of multiple applications and pushing the limits of our use.

Future uses

With the promise of extended coverage, an increase in speeds and optimization of power consumption, 5G technology is aimed at a wide range of sectors in the economic fabric: power, healthcare, media, industry and transport.

While it will provide the energy industry with more efficient and reactive management of its networks, the applications in the healthcare, transport and media sectors will enable improvements that are immediately visible in everyday life. Surgical robots, connected devices, industrial process improvement: each use will require specific features. The challenge for 5G thus resides in its ability to adapt to this diversity of use: there will not be one but several 5G technologies.

100%

coverage

x 1 000

increasing wireless capacity

99,999%

reliability

1 ms

latency

10 Gbit/s

data flow (10 to 100 times more than 4G & 4.5G networks)

90 %

saving energy

100 times

more connected devices per unit area

10 years

life if the battery