Corning Incorporated and EnerSys announced their collaboration to speed-up 5G deployment by simplifying the delivery of fiber and electrical power to small-cell wireless sites. The collaboration will leverage Corning’s fiber, cable and connectivity expertise and EnerSys’ technology leadership in remote powering solutions to solve infrastructure challenges related to electrical power and fiber connectivity in the deployment of 5G and small cells in outside plant networks. “The deployment scale of 5G small cells is placing significant pressure on utilities to provide power at each location, delaying service availability,” says Michael O’Day, vice president, Corning Optical Communications. “Corning and EnerSys will focus on simplifying deployment by bringing together the delivery of optical connectivity and power distribution ― making installation faster and less costly and providing much lower operational costs over time.” “The output of this collaboration will minimize logistics with power utilities, reduce the amount of time for permitting and siting, simplify fiber connectivity, and lower the overall cost of installation and deployment,” says Drew Zogby, president, EnerSys Energy Systems Global.
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