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PoP cells introduced to advance FTTH deployment

Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) has produced a turnkey Point of Presence (PoP) cell for fibre optic networks.

The company says it could save weeks of construction and installation work in the field and increase the pace of FTTH expansion.

The PoP building is equipped with everything that is needed at fibre optic network nodes and network operators and construction companies can select sizes and equipment from a set provided. 

The stations provide space for installing anywhere between 4,608 and 32,256 fibres or ports. The distribution frames and modules come from the R&Mfoxs and PRIME ODF ranges. The stations are made of reinforced concrete, measure 9-18 square meters and weigh up to 30 tonnes. In addition to FO racks, the equipment includes cable guides, power supply units, IT systems, air conditioning, lighting, fire protection, and security systems.

The product has already been used in the town of Halle, Westphalia, which had five turnkey PoP stations installed by R&M. Deutsche Telekom AG recently started feeding its signal into the local FTTH network at these hubs. Now the town can provide gigabit-fast Internet access on its outskirts. 


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