In 2015 alone, over 1.4 billion smartphones were sold worldwide. With the proliferation of smartphones all around the world, mobile bandwidth demands are increasing at an exponential rate. On top of the never ending demand for bandwidth, the fierce competition between mobile network operators (MNOs) is forcing them to constantly upgrade and improve their mobile networks.
As more and more mobile cell sites are being installed and commissioned, the need to reduce operating expenditures to maintain profitability remains a top priority for MNOs. Cell site location rental and power are two of the most important operational costs for MNOs. Therefore, MNOs are continually seeking possibilities to reduce these costs by modernizing their mobile networks. This is where fiber to the antenna (FTTA) comes into play.