MTG Staff Earn Corning ONE Wireless Platform Certifications
Aug 07, 2015
Last week Mark Theisen, Rick Carll, and Travis Bussinger completed an intensive 3-day training and certification program preparing them for Corning ONE Wireless system commissioning.
Taking Fiber “To the Edge” for Better Indoor Wireless
Corning ONE dramatically improves wireless service for employees, customers, and first-responders inside large buildings. To address the limitations of DAS (distributed antenna systems) that use coaxial cable, the Corning ONE platform uses fiber instead of coax all the way from the remote cell antennas to the base station in the heart of a building.
Built on an all-optical backbone, the ONE platform enables convergence of cellular services, passive optical LAN, Wi-Fi, interactive video applications, and more. The platform architecture takes advantage of inherent fiber advantages and extends fiber beyond IT closets into the horizontal space (to the network edge) enabling all IT applications for the facility. Because fiber is a universal media and nearly bandwidth-unlimited, it can be used to support both today’s and tomorrow’s technology.
According to NetworkWorld, “Bringing wireless indoors, which was once just a matter of antennas carrying a few cellular bands so people could get phone calls, has grown far more complex and demanding in the age of Wi-Fi, multiple radio bands and more powerful antennas.”
The platform provides a comprehensive solution to the challenges of today’s networks. According to Mike O’Day, SVP of Corning Wireless, the typical 100,000 to 200,000 square foot building is the threshold where the ONE platform “really starts to make sense economically."
The Benefits of ONE
Key benefits of the platform include: reduced network infrastructure footprint, reduced cost, reduced power requirements, future-ready bandwidth, environmental friendliness, increased security, and increased reliability.
- Eliminate access-layer electronics between the core switch and the workstation
- Smaller cabling infrastructure footprint reduces or eliminates IDF closets, freeing up floor space and cable pathway
- Reduced capital expense (typical 20 to 50 percent) compared to copper-based networks
Day One to 10,000
- Fewer actives reduces power, HVAC requirements
- Simple network design reduces time, cost of provisioning, and upgrades
- Single-mode fiber means no “rip and replace” of cabling as bandwidth demand grows
- Reduced operational expense (up to 50 percent on average) compared with traditional copper networks.
To learn more about how the Corning ONE Wireless Platform taps into optical fiber for better indoor wireless, visit the Corning ONE™ Wireless Knowledge Center. Or call Roger Beissel 952-818-8505 to discuss your network infrastructure challenges and requirements.