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Corning spending $900 million on 3M’s fiber, copper business

As the densification of LTE networks continues in advance of commercial 5G deployments--expected to pick up in the 2019-2020 timeframe, although Verizon has announced commercial 5G fixed wireless access availability in the second half of 2018--the importance of fiber to the communications business has...

Help solve cell site acquisition challenges with concealment

Learn how 3M helps carriers speed deployment by reducing visual impact Consumer demand for mobile data is growing at an explosive rate. For carriers, this means more and more wireless infrastructure has to be deployed to keep up with the demand. But, deployment is the...

Tower Climber recall: 3M/Capital Safety deem energy absorbers unsafe

3M, formerly Capital Safety, has released yet another safety recall for tower climbers. The recall forced the National Association of Tower Erectors to send emails to its members encouraging them to consult the official recall notice. The subject of the recall, Zorbit Energy Absorber, is...

Disguise in the skies: Can reflective film hide small cells?

Network densification and small cells are on the roadmaps of every major U.S. operator, but those maps will need to include some hiding places along the way. Small cell concealment is a growing part of the wireless industry as Americans want full bars and...

Tower climber recall: 3M/Capital Safety replace Lad-Saf sleeve

3M today posted an official recall notice of its original tower climber Lad-Saf sleeve. After 30 years of use, the popular fall protection equipment has been replaced by a redesigned "next-generation" Lad-Saf sleeve. According to the recall, 3M and its fall protection subsidiary Capital Safety...

Dark fiber could yield deep savings for wireless carriers

Dark fiber is an investment that more wireless network operators are exploring as they look for ways to manage operational costs, because it is usually less expensive to lease dark fiber than it is to lease lit fiber. Lit fiber has been activated by...

Global fiber optic connector market to reach $4.9B by 2020

According to a new study, the growth of high-bandwidth services and the need for increasing cloud storage will create increased demand for fiber optic connectors, which will cause the market to explode in the next five years. The report by Research and Markets titled...

Sprint, 3M find quick fix to fiber damage

LAS VEGAS —Theft and vandalism to cell towers is a growing strain on our mobile networks. At CTIA Super Mobility 2015, 3M and Sprint are debuting a quick, cost-effective fix they created after a vandal caused 300 Sprint customers to lose service in Little...

3M to invest $2.5B in tower safety industry

3M is investing big money in the future of the climber safety industry with a $2.5 billion agreement to acquire fall-protection equipment maker Capital Safety from global investment firm KKR. This is a strategic move for 3M, which believes increased regulatory focus on tower worker...

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