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Fiber Management Solutions for the Cell Tower

As mobile communication network operators deploy advanced 3G and LTE/4G networks, many have found that fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) architectures offer a number of advantages over legacy coaxial systems, including improved signal integrity, capacity gains, smaller site footprint and lower energy consumption.

Design and Installation Challenges and Solutions for Passive Optical LANs

Passive Optical Network (PON) technology is finding its way deep into the Local Area Network (LAN) to provide significant features, benefits and cost savings to large businesses and organizations.


Wireless

Tower

White Papers

Challenges and Solutions for Fiber-to-the-Antenna Networks

In the evolution to advanced 3G and 4G services, wireless service providers are taking fiber to the top of the tower.

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Evolution of Weatherproofing Solutions for the Cell Site

Weatherproofing options for coaxial connections at cell sites have changed and expanded along with the cell sites themselves.

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Fiber-to-the-Antenna Installation Best Practices for the Tower Hand

Proper fiber handling techniques must be followed to ensure reliable FTTA installation and performance as more mobile operators are bringing fiber to the antenna.

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Wireline

FTTP/FTTH

White Papers

Choosing the Right Interconnect Solutions for FTTH Drop Cable Installations

Choosing the right connectivity product can result in cost savings and efficient deployment while providing reliable service to customers.

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Next-Generation Fiber Connectivity

New tools and technologies developed by 3M are transforming old notions about field terminations while delivering great flexibility, cost savings and reliability.

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Mechanical Fiber Splicing Gains Acceptance in Asian Markets

As fiber deployment accelerates in North America, Asia and Europe, there is a need for field-installed drop cable connectivity solutions that are simple, low in cost, and meet high service standards.

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Mechanical Splice with Keyed Angle Cleave Fibers

Fiber optic mechanical splices with keyed, angle cleave fibers are an attractive option for achieving low return loss for analog video applications, especially in outside plant where long term splice stability is an important consideration.

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xDSL/FTTN

White Papers

Deploying Integrated POTS Splitter Blocks for xDSL Networks

The new wiring deployment practices with the 3M™ Integrated Splitter Block BRCP-SP makes for fast, easy, and comparatively inexpensive deployment.

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Extending the Life of Your Copper Network Through Physical Layer Solutions

Accelerate broadband deployment by expanding and rehabilitating your existing copper infrastructure.

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Residential

Case Studies

Low-profile Pathway Keeps Fiber Looking Cool in North American MDU

The 3M™ One Pass Fiber Pathway allowed this telco to install fiber in MDUs quickly and easily. The speed of installation reduced labor costs and minimized disruption to tenants.

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Revolutionizing fiber connectors deep in the heart of Texas:
3M™ Crimplok™+ Connector Lassos Big Savings

When a leading service provider needed to deploy fiber faster, we created the 3M™ Crimplok™+ Connector. It's the first commercially available, field-mounted connector for FTTx indoor and outdoor use with no splice, gel or adhesives.

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White Papers

Connect with the Latest Cost-Cutting Methods for FTTH Deployment in MDUs

Today’s customers want it all: IPTV, streaming video, online gaming and more. And they want it now. 3M solutions, like the 3M™ One Pass Fiber Pathway with MPO Connector, can help resolve many of the challenges faced by service providers in delivering high bandwidth to consumers.

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Backhaul

Case Studies

Total Package from 3M Cuts Fiber Installation Costs in Half – Beautifully

When a condominium in Seattle needed a fiber network for triple-play service, 3M provided the Total Package: 3M™ One Pass and One Pass Mini Fiber Pathways connected by the 3M™ No Polish Connector. This enabled them to deploy a network that's practically invisible in half the time and at a significant savings.

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Enabling a Las Vegas mobile backhaul network in 3 weeks took more than luck

To deploy a fiber backhaul network for a major service provider—with the first tower live in three weeks—it took 3M.

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Connecting the country to the rest of the nation

When an independent telco in rural Kentucky wanted to upgrade to a fiber network, they chose the partner they'd relied on for 30 years: 3M.

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Premises

POLS

White Papers

Design and Installation Challenges and Solutions for Passive Optical LANs

Although Passive Optical Network (PON) Technology has only been made available in recent years, it is quickly gaining traction in the communications industry.

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Connectivity Solutions for Passive Optical LAN Installations

Newly available solutions are now available for enterprises designing and implementing a Passive Optical Network (PON).

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Residential

Case Studies

3M™ One Pass Fiber Pathways Spur Entry into MDU Market

When residents wanted an aesthetically pleasing fiber solution and building owners wanted to save time and money, one 3M solution fit the bill.

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3M Delivers Fiber-to-the-Unit Network to UCG

3M™ One Pass Fiber Pathways help service provider deploy cost-effective, aesthetically appealing fiber-to-the-unit network to upscale condos in Australia.

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If you can save 50% here, you can save it anywhere:
3M™ No Polish Connector enables FTTH Deployment in MDU-rich NYC

When a major telco needed a fast fiber solution for multi-dwelling units, they connected with 3M. Our 3M™ No Polish Connector (NPC) helps reduce total install cost by nearly 50 percent compared to fusion splicing.

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White Papers

Overcoming Challenges of Fiber Deployment in MDUs

A full-fiber MDU broadband solution, developed by 3M, can help resolve the challenges of delivering fiber optic media to brownfield MDU living units.

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Size Matters: When it comes to FTTH deployment in MDUs, less is more

When it comes to FTTH deployment in MDUs, less is more..

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