OverviewSituation Enabling a Las Vegas Mobile Backhaul inMajor communications company had 3 Weeks Took More Than Luck.three weeks to begin deployment on afiber optic backhaul network to cell sites To deploy a fiber backhaul network for a major service provider—with the first towerwith 24/7 access in Las Vegas. live in three weeks—it took 3M.3M Solution• 3M Fiber Dome Stubbed Terminal TM The Challenge FDST 08S Three weeks to enable a mobile backhaul solution in Las Vegas? No problem.• 3M External Cable Assembly Module TM (ECAM) Factory-Terminated Fiber A major communications company came to 3M with a growth path that was poised Cable Assembly (FCA). to cultivate new customers including wireless carriers and additional commercial customers. Having negotiated a new contract to provide high-speed wireless access,Results the company had to deploy a fiber optic mobile backhaul to cell sites with 24/73M helped our customer enable a fiber access in the Las Vegas market. The first tower needed to be live in three weeksmobile backhaul in three weeks, with from the date 3M received the call. This would allow the customer to deliver morea lower total cost of ownership, 24/7 bandwidth for data-intensive applications, including email, SMS text messages andaccess and future-proof scalability. video. With most of the area’s cell towers located close to new business customers, the company needed a reliable solution with easy plug-and-play capability—stable enough to provide service to cell towers while being flexible enough to provide essential data services to business customers throughout the local market. With current infrastructure making access time an obstacle for field technicians performing maintenance, they needed an accessible approach that also provided demarcation outside the property fence. 3M had three weeks to develop and supply the solution and products that would enable our customer to deploy several hundred cell sites quickly with open access around the clock for continual maintenance and upgrades. They were also looking for a lower total cost of ownership, thanks to the products’ custom features. The Solution The 3M Fiber Dome Stubbed Terminals provided the customer 24/7 access for TM their technicians to the terminals outside the property fence. Their technicians would also be able to conduct maintenance from the street using plug-and-play capabilities.