ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One of the fastest growing fiber optic broadband providers, Fibertech Networks today announced it has activated what is believed to be the first outdoor metro small cell site in the nation for a wireless carrier carrying commercial traffic, with a complete turn-key fiber solution.
"There has been a tremendous amount of press and speculation in the wireless segment about small cell, and the potential explosion of wireless carrier’s deployment of this technology, but until now it has been limited to planning discussions and internal testing,” said Michael Hurley, VP Sales and Marketing for Fibertech. “This recently completed installation is our customer’s first small cell to carry live commercial traffic and demonstrates our ability to provide a complete end-to-end solution for this growing technology.”
While metro small cells look somewhat similar to outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems nodes, they have their own unique deployment requirements. Fibertech expects small cell installations will be part of the solution for wireless carriers to increase broadband network reach and capacity, and Fibertech is quickly becoming a proven leader in this segment.
Since its inception, Fibertech has a significant position in the wireless sector, holding contracts with all of the major cellular carriers. The company has built out fiber to thousands of cell towers across its entire 11-state footprint.
The company has networks operational in Pittsburgh, PA; Indianapolis, IN; Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo, OH ; Providence, RI; Hartford, Bridgeport, Stamford, Danbury, New London and New Haven, CT; Springfield and Worcester, MA; Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton, White Plains, and Albany, NY; Dover and Wilmington, DE; Montgomery County, MD; Trenton, Newark and Atlantic City, NJ; and Philadelphia. Fibertech also recently announced network expansion plans for Detroit.
About Fibertech Networks
Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Fibertech Networks is a leader in providing fiber-optic based network services throughout mid-size cities in the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. Fibertech was founded in May of 2000, has built metro-area fiber networks in 30 mid-size markets in the Eastern U.S., and is led by Court Square Capital Partners of New York, N.Y. Further information about the company can be found atwww.fibertech.com.
Dan Clifton, 585-697-5166