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Cable Technology Feature Article

August 30, 2010

Telefonica Uses Andrew's FXL Smoothwall Cable in its Wireless Networks

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

In this rapidly changing business environment, the success of a manufacturer, or any firm, or organization depends on how soon they adopt new business paradigms to meet competitive threats. Advanced communications technologies are providing many firms with competitive advantage opportunities with new paradigms for their business operations.

Telefonica (News - Alert) Moviles Group, a telecommunication operator, has approved HELIAX 2.0 FXL smoothwall cable from Andrew Solutions, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in wireless communication systems and products, for use in many of its wireless networks.

Andrew's high-performing, lower-cost transmission line solution, HELIAX 2.0 FXL will be installed in several Telefonica offices in Central America, South America and Europe. Telefonica has accepted FXL smoothwall after performing successful trials around the globe, and currently has deployed the cable in one South American market with more under consideration.

Juan Cerusico, GCTO architecture and planning, Telefonica LatAm said that the company is impressed in the trials of Andrew's FXL smoothwall cable due to its excellent RF performance as a transmission line plus the cable's lighter weight, increased ease during installation, and other benefits.

Further he continued that customers value the performance of the company’s networks, so Telefonica had to ensure that switching to a new cable would continue meeting its high standards, and the company is confident that FXL smoothwall will meet these expectations.

The patented solid triple-bonded construction of FXL smoothwall adds crush and tensile strength that far exceeds corrugated cables. Andrew(R) FXL smoothwall cable provides maximum RF coverage due to better return loss and attenuation that surpasses or equals leading copper cables.

Stan Catey, senior vice president and general manager, Cable Products, Andrew added that operators around the globe are seeing the benefit of switching to smoothwall cable, and it has been accepted by many operators and OEMs.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi