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Clearfield is bringing its fiber expertise to 5G

February 20, 2020

Clearfield is bringing its fiber expertise to the 5G world. The company, which competes with CommScope and Corning, is probably best-known for its fiber-optic cabinets and connectors that it sells to both incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers for their fiber-to-the-home deployments.

Clearfield is introducing a portfolio of fiber management products called StreetSmart that are designed to be used in 5G deployments. Called StreetSmart Fiber Hand-Off Box, the company’s first product in the portfolio can be used for backhaul, which carries wireless traffic from the cell site to the switch, or fronthaul, which carries traffic from the baseband unit to the remote radio head.

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