Clearfield, Inc. (CLFD)’s New Fiber Device Will Help Companies Accelerate 5G Efforts


Clearfield, Inc. (CLFD) recently announced a new fiber hand-off device. The StreetSmart Small Count Fiber Hand-Off Box spots on Clearifield’s advancement in product designs. The device will allow operators to easily extend their fiber networks into other modes of end service networks. In this way it will help them launching 5G networks, FTTP servers and serving more of their customers through wireless networks.

The design of new device will be compatible with all sorts of carrier networks. Those include small cells, NDU and DAS. It means a single device for all networks type which enhances IoT, Cloud and other services in key sectors. Transportation, municipal, manufacturing, hospitality and other high-pace industries and apps will get benefit of the device.

The market is increasingly striving for fiber networks to help 5G roll outs and other technologies to emerge, said an Analysts and Vice President of Dell’Oro Group, Stefan Pongratz. Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is expected to grow up to $2 billion in next five years, projected data from Dell’Oro Group. The forecasts urge the need to get the most by expanding wireless coverage areas. And for that arises the need of extending fiber networks to play the important role. We can say that the products that would be compatible and have ability to quickly connect to fiber systems at any small cell site would be the key players in future, especially for 5G roll outs and services.

5G technology requires products that could hand-off fiber networks to wireless systems to carry it further to the end users. In doing so further that wireless network extends there remain less requirement of fiber systems. But initial requirement of shifting fiber to radio is still there, said Clearfield’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kevin Morgan. The issue at that initial point was to deploy and shift wirelined network to a wireless carrier in a secure way. But now, without having a requirement of extensive training and advanced support, it is possible with the Clearfield’s new device, Morgan said.