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Area Contact Peter Krause Manager Marketing Communications +49 511 676 3282
05-Jan-2016 Print page

RFS’ HYBRIFLEX® Hybrid Cable Solution Proves Essential to Premiere German Operator’s LTE Deployment

Hannover (Germany) 5th of January, 2016 – Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, has supplied its HYBRIFLEX® hybrid cable solution to German installer Abel for deployment at nearly 500 of a premier German operator’s stations. The hybrid feeder cabling solution developed by RFS is proving so advantageous to the operator that it is now being integrated into its live network.

The use of HYBRIFLEX cable has reduced costs by allowing transportation of two fewer drums from one site to another. “Customer feedback has been excellent,” said Reinhard Pönopp, Regional Sales Manager at RFS. “The customer explicitly appreciates the fact that RFS is delivering the ordered HYBRIFLEX cable directly on-site in the requested lengths.”

HYBRIFLEX cable combines optical fiber and DC power for Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) in a single corrugated cable. Operators worldwide appreciate the easy handling and cost-saving features of HYBRIFLEX. With Abel and its customers, HYBRIFLEX became an essential part of the operator’s LTE sites.

RFS delivers a three-sector HYBRIFLEX cable combining three DC power pairs and three multi-mode fiber optic pairs, serving three Remote Radio Heads (RRHs). Because it is a single, compact cable, HYBRIFLEX requires considerably less space than conventional cables. This is crucial at existing sites, especially in urban locations where space constraints typically present major challenges. HYBRIFLEX also requires fewer installation materials and steps, accelerating deployments to save both time and money.

HYBRIFLEX uses standard accessories and the same installation methods as other RFS radio frequency (RF) cables. No specialized accessories or knowledge are required. “For Abel this is a great advantage as it increases the security, improves the quality and makes organizational issues easier ─ the installation teams are already equipped with RFS standard accessories,” said Pönopp.

HYBRIFLEX is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions such as high winds and lightning. Aluminum armor provides robust protection of the fiber optic and DC cables. The aluminum armor and use of standard grounding kits also provides integrated lightning protection on par with that of RFS’ RF feeder cables, which have a much better level of protection than that of conventional DC cables.

“We are delighted to see RFS’ game-changing hybrid cable solution being deployed in a prominent operator’s market. This helps them save money, tower space, and accelerates their deployments, which are all crucial improvements in this increasingly complex industry,” said Rodrigo Oliveira, Global Product Line Director - HYBRIFLEX FTTx Solutions at RFS.

Trademarks: RFS® is a registered trademark of Radio Frequency Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Abel
ABEL Mobilfunk acts as an installation and service company for network providers and operators. ABEL Mobilfunk provides total turnkey solutions and rollouts for the mobile infrastructure market.

About RFS
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for outdoor and indoor wireless infrastructure.

RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.

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