Is fiber the answer to creating the best 5G infrastructure? Fiber Broadband Association Chairman of the Board Kevin Morgan argues yes.
In an opinion piece for The Fast Mode, Morgan explores how fiber deployments have increased over the past two decades, signalling that fiber has a clear advantage over other technologies. Using data compiled from FBA and RVA LLC, Morgan breaks down the history of fiber deployment in the U.S., and predicts that 5G will act as a "third wave."
Alternate technologies like microwave may be appealing in the short run due to economics but fiber is clearly the best technology to use in rolling out any next gen architecture. Fiber is future proof. 5G and other emerging technologies will cause a shakeup in the fiber world and the infrastructure needs to be in place to handle the adoption of emerging technologies. Using techniques like Plug-and-Play is the best path forward for connecting all of the wireless elements with fiber. These techniques have been perfected with the decades’ long FTTH deployments.
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