Reduced cable congestion
Due to the reduced diameter of hybrid cables, congestion is reduced on the pole, allowing more room for additional RRU and cable deployments. A ½” hybrid cable can support one mobile sector. In addition, the 7/8” hybrid cable can support up to 4 RRU’s, and the 1 ¼” hybrid cable can support up to 9 RRU’s.
Easier network upgrades
The hybrid cabling systems for multiple RRU’s only needs to be installed once. Even if it is initially servicing 1 RRU, it has spare capacity for additional upgrades for up to 9 RRU’s. Rather than deploying extra cable up the pole, a simple hybrid jumper cable from the interface box to the RRU is connected to provide an extra service.