Fiber to The Antenna

Fiber to The Antenna

Today’s mobile device users rely on wireless connectivity for voice, data, and even video communications. Even homes and businesses may rely on wireless technology, especially for those who are not in urban or suburban FTTH (fiber-to-home) or FTTC (fiber-to-the-roadside) services.

Some of us now use the term FTTW as fiber wireless, because no matter what type of wireless we use, wireless relies on fiber optics for communication backbones and is increasingly connected to wireless antennas. Wireless is not completely wireless. The easiest way to learn about wireless is to think of it as a link to replace the cable that connects a cellular or wireless phone to a phone system, or to connect a computer or other portable Internet device to the network. To understand wireless, it is necessary to study several different and unique types of wireless systems, including cellular wireless phones, wireless indoor cabling, municipal or private wireless links, and even some short-range links for computer peripheral connections.

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