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As Infrastructure Improves, 5G Expansion will Sustain Fiber Optic Cable Demand Throughout the 2020s

Freedonia Group | July 15, 2021

According to a recent Freedonia Group analysis, demand for fiber optic cable will rise 3.0% per year to $3.6 billion in 2025, with investment in infrastructure to enable the rollout of 5G networks being one of the main growth drivers. In addition, continuous increases in data traffic in residential and commercial settings and increasing penetration of last-mile fiber will also contribute to progress.

5G Rollout Expands Across the US

The commercial deployment of 5G in the United States started in mid-2019 and will be substantially expanded in 2020. By the end of 2020, about 75% of the US population was living in areas with at least some 5G coverage, and this number is expected to exceed 80% by 2021. However, 5G networks are still undeveloped, and it is estimated that only around 10% of mobile devices in the United States will be 5G enabled by mid-2021. Thus, significantly more investment will be required before 5G networks can operate at an acceptable level for rollout.

Impact on Fiber Optic Cable Industry

Densification initiatives, in which many small cell nodes are built and linked to larger networks, will be the primary driver of fiber optic cable demand in 5G networks. In densely populated regions, it is expected that 5G networks will eventually include dozens, if not hundreds, of cells per square mile, all of which will need the use of fiber optic cable.

While the 5G deployment is anticipated to be a significant continuing source of fiber optic cable sales in the future, it is not expected to generate especially fast short-term growth:

Small cell network construction is a costly, labor-intensive operation that is unlikely to be completed in a short period of time. Instead, these networks' construction and improvement will continue throughout the 2020s.

Furthermore, the maturity of the traditional telecommunications backbone sector will somewhat offset 5G-related gains.

About the Freedonia Group

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Standards have played a major role in telecommunications technology adoption for many years, validating the commercial viability of new technologies, facilitating multi-vendor interoperability, improving product portability and essential product quality for customers, and expediting industry adoption and implementation of new technologies instead of wasting resources navigating between competing frameworks.

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Billion Electric Launches New Outdoor Router for 5G and VR Applications

Billion Electric | September 09, 2021

Billion Electric Co., Ltd. a leading provider of networking devices, launched BiPAC 5700, its latest 5G Sub-6GHz VPN high-efficiency commercial outdoor router aiming to provide services for applications that require high-speed data transmission, including 8K UHDTV for sports events, VR 3D video games or concerts, cloud video editing, etc. via the 5G network featuring “high bandwidth, high speed, low latency”. BiPAC 5700 supports both NSA&SA modes that can run in parallel with the existing LTE architecture, so it could be deployed, using both 5G and LTE networks, allowing operators to quickly deploy the 5G wireless network services, improve network speed and coverage, thereby improving the operation efficiency. In the past few years, Billion Electric has been providing high quality and reliable network communications solutions for system integrators in Japan, who successfully used Billion Electric’s outdoor LTE router BiPAC 4700 to enable remote control of field devices on farms in the cold of minus 40°C, overcoming the challenge of managing multiple outdoor devices in rural areas and even more harsh outdoor environments. In order to meet the expansion of VR/AR/AV applications in entertainment, education services, manufacturing and engineering, healthcare and other fields in recent years, Billion Electric integrated the latest 5G Sub-6GHz mobile communication module with the high-performance dual-polarization MIMO antennas to launch the 5G outdoor router BiPAC 5700 with powerful network connectivity. In addition to having all the functions of BiPAC 4700, the upgraded BiPAC 5700 supports the latest 5G NR technology, which can provide higher data transmission rates and a wider network coverage for fixed wireless network users far away from 5G or LTE base stations. Its high-speed and low-latency features have enabled fast data transmission and strengthened communication stability, making it suitable for application scenarios such as VR games, exhibition guidelines, high-resolution video conferences, and telemedicine. BiPAC 5700 brings new opportunities to the commercial applications of VR/AR/AV, which need to be combined with big data, AI, and IoT, and require real-time transmission of large amounts of data to avoid latency. BiPAC 5700 is a 5G Sub-6GHz VPN outdoor router that can provide a 5G network with high bandwidth and low latency and can support high-speed cloud computing and ensure smooth data transmission to lift application restrictions on 8K ultra-high resolution image quality and 3D model image computing. Both BiPAC 5700 and BiPAC 4700 outdoor routers support IPv4/IPv6 dual network and VPN connection and encryption, so commercial users can build a private encrypted channel on the public Internet between offices for secure data transmission. In addition, with the help of Billion Electric’s central management system, all routers can be easily managed from different sites to reduce labor costs, and provide maintenance engineers with remote control functions. Its casing complies with the IP67 dustproof and waterproof rating, allowing it to withstand extreme cold and severe weather and stably provide a safe and high-performance mobile wireless network. The built-in 6KV surge protection and 15KV ESD protector can effectively prevent damage caused by lightning surges and electro-static discharge, ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the device. “By the end of June 2021, 58 Japanese enterprises have obtained or applied for 5G spectrum licenses. Cable TV operators, manufacturers and educational institutions have actively cooperated with local governments to promote the application of 5G with higher transmission speed, wider coverage, higher reliability, and lower latency,” said Greg Chen, General Manager of Billion Electric. “Currently, BiPAC 5700 is the most advanced 5G Sub-6GHz all-round high-efficiency and multifunctional commercial outdoor router, which can provide users with stable and safe low-latency, high-speed Internet services in areas where cable network is not easy to deploy, where cable network services are not available, or where wireless network services are required. In particular, since BiPAC 5700 uses the advanced communication technology that meets the 5G standard, it can rely on its high-performance Internet speed and greatly increased network coverage to further assist customers in expanding the deployment of 5G Sub-6GHz wireless network.” About Billion Electric Since 1994, Billion Electric has been devoted to the development of ICT solutions and R&D, manufacturing and selling of network communication equipment and access device. The company aims at providing comprehensive network solutions for a variety of enterprise, commercial, green energy, stored energy and vertical markets that have requirements in communications and information security. So far, the company has established a win-win partnership with distributors, system integrators, and telecom operators in more than 40 countries around the world to jointly promote the global deployment of 5G and LTE networks.

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PTI is partnering with F2i to acquire TowerTel, giving over 2,400 wireless telecommunications sites across Italy ownership or leasing rights.

prnewswire | December 24, 2020

Phoenix Tower International ("PTI") today reported that it has gone into a complete concurrence with EI Towers S.p.A ("EIT") to get TowerTel S.p.A. ("TowerTel"), an EIT auxiliary, which possesses or rents, works and oversees around 2,400 media communications towers, circulated reception apparatus frameworks and broadcast communications locales across Italy. Furthermore, TowerTel has selective media communications showcasing and renting rights to in excess of 1,600 transmission locales possessed by EI Towers S.p.A, carrying the complete expected portfolio to in excess of 4,000 destinations in the nation. As a component of the understanding F2i SGR ("F2i"), one of EIT's investors, has chosen to hold a minority proprietorship stake in TowerTel. Monetary terms of the exchange were not revealed. "PTI is excited to enter into Italy's vibrant wireless market and serve its premier wireless operators. We look forward to expanding the revenue on this portfolio, developing new towers and investing in next generation solutions on behalf of our customers," stated Dagan Kasavana, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Tower International. He continued, "With small cell deployments, continued 4G and 5G buildouts, significant fixed wireless access and fiber roll-out across the country, we believe that Italy is a fantastic market for PTI. This exciting transaction further expands our growing global footprint and allows us to continue to serve the wireless infrastructure needs of our clients." Commenting on the transaction, Renato Ravanelli, Chief Executive Officer of F2i, said; "This investment by PTI testifies to the growing interest by global players in high-quality Italian infrastructure. We are delighted to partner with a leading wireless infrastructure operator with the support of Blackstone, in a sector so important for the overall telecommunication market development." PTI's monetary counselor was Natixis and its legitimate guide was Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. EIT's monetary consultant was Nomura and its lawful counselor was Chiomenti Studio Legale. About Phoenix Tower International PTI owns and operates over 12,500 towers, 986 kilometers of fibre, and other wireless infrastructure and related sites across 16 countries in the United States, Europe and Latin America. PTI was founded in 2013 with a mission to be a premier site provider to wireless operators across high-growth international markets. PTI's investors include funds managed by Blackstone, John Hancock, and various members of the management team and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Redline Communications Wins Contract to Deploy Virtual Fiber for Major Service Provider in the Middle East

Redline Communications | November 26, 2021

Redline Communications Group Inc. a leading provider of mission-critical data infrastructure for remote and harsh environments, announced today that the company has been selected to provide high-speed, wireless broadband service solutions for one of the largest telecom service providers in the Middle East. Redline will be deploying its award-winning Virtual Fiber technology to deliver last mile wireless transport and enhance the service providers' over-the-air, ultra high-speed broadband access connections for enterprises across the region. "Enterprise demands for bandwidth and high-speed broadband are steadily increasing. and Redline offers premier service and hardware solutions for businesses who require reliable, high-speed connectivity for their customers, even in the most remote operating locations,This contract broadens Redline's footprint in the service provider industry and lays the groundwork for more opportunities in this sector and in this region of the world." Richard Yoon, President and CEO of Redline Communications Redline secured the three-year contract, valued at over $2.2M USD, after a competitive bid by demonstrating best-in-class reliability, connection and customer service, all at the lowest total cost of ownership. Redline will provide the equipment along with its world-class advanced services. About Redline Communications Redline Communications designs and manufactures powerful wide-area wireless networks for mission-critical applications in challenging locations. Redline networks are used by Oil & Gas companies onshore and offshore, Mining companies on surface and underground operations, by municipalities to remotely monitor infrastructure, and by specialized telecom service providers to deliver premium services. Hundreds of businesses worldwide rely on Redline to engineer, plan and deliver ruggedized, secure and reliable networks for their IoT, voice, data, and video communications needs.

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