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3M tower dome terminals promise plug-n-play connectivity
By Anthony Capkun
May 15, 2013 – 3M Networks says its tower dome terminals provide wireless network operators with a simple, scalable and flexible method for managing fiber and power cables at the cell site. The terminals offer solutions for fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) cabling configurations commonly used in 3G and LTE/4G networks, including trunked fiber, power and hybrid cables. They are used at the cell site where fiber and power feeder cables connect to the jumper cables leading to remote radio units (RRUs). The plug-n-play external cable assembly module (ECAM) system allows cables to be prepared for installation on the ground at the cell site and/or factory. On the tower, the ECAM plugs containing the cables simply snap into the terminal ports, so the tower hand spends less time in the air performing cumbersome tasks.