Fiber Optic Products

The distributed antenna system (or DAS) has become a critical component in the arsenal of today’s wireless providers as they equip their networks for the dramatic increase in wireless coverage that 5G will demand. A DAS network will boost an area of weak coverage within a macro cell network or increase wireless capacity of densely populated urban centers or stadiums.

Lower Deployment Costs

Replacing traditional coax copper connections, the use of fiber optics in DAS networks leverage singlemode fiber cabling, requiring the same fiber management needed in the mass market PON environment. Clearfield offers a comprehensive portfolio of field tested solutions designed to reduce the high costs associated with deploying, managing, protecting and scaling both indoor (iDAS) and outdoor (oDAS) DAS networks. The specialists in fiber management and connectivity, Clearfield’s unique, single architecture, modular product platform is built around the Clearview® Cassette — the building block of any DAS deployment.

Maximum Density

Beginning at the CO/Headend, Clearfield products allow for an end-to-end system that utilizes modular, plug-and-play components. The FieldSmart® Fiber Crossover Multi-Purpose  (FxMP) Patch Panel, with its modular approach, allows for maximum density in the frame and the ability to grow-as-you-go, providing best-in-industry fiber management that ensures the hand-off from CO to transport fiber is safe and secure.

Faster Installations

From the FxMP Panel loaded with Clearview Cassettes, FieldShield® Pushable Fiber and Microduct deliver connectivity through a protected pathway from the CO to each outlying antenna throughout the DAS deployment. Pre-connectorized FieldShield fiber allows for easier designs, faster installations (NO splicing) and a lower deployment costs.    

Easier Fiber Access

The hand-off from transport to antenna locations is the last and sometimes most difficult section of a DAS network deployment as it can be difficult to access the areas where fiber needs to be delivered. FieldShield Pushable Fiber and Microducts, allow for easier access to buildings and other wireless sites. The robust nature of the microduct allows placement in virtually any environment, including in existing pathways - ensuring that you can get fiber to where you need it in the most cost effective manner. The handoff to each antenna location takes place within the Clearview xPAK.  This cost effective, small port count enclosure accepts FieldShield fiber for a plug-and-play approach to your wireless systems, further reducing the time and money required for turn up.

Distributed Antenna System (DAS)