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Street Cabinets: The Telecom Line Of Defense

The telecommunications industry is being squeezed at both ends by consumer demands.  With the evolution of smart phones and devices, and the access to streaming services and social media, the demand for increased bandwidth and faster speeds has created a situation where consumers judge companies on their accessibility to data rather than the clarity of phone calls.  While coverage areas for telephone connectivity are also continually being expanded due to demand, the real pressure is in the data transfer aspects, as consumers expect to be able to stream large amounts of data from any place.  Increasing demand for connectivity and network availability places pressure on telecom operators  to continually push the envelope and expand their services by putting more and more elaborate and expensive equipment in the field.  From the other end, consumers are also calling for lower monthly bills, making it extremely difficult to satisfy both the connectivity demands as well as the pricing pressures.  The prices of equipment necessary in the process may be coming down slightly over time as technology improves, but the real savings that affects the bottom line of telecom companies and allows them to compete in this difficult marketplace comes from protecting equipment already installed in the field.

Keeping equipment in the field safe from damage is a major priority for most telecom companies, and the installation of protective technology like industrial SPDs will extend the lifespan of equipment in the field.  A variety of technologically advanced devices protects equipment from natural occurrences like lightning strikes and power surges, but other solutions are also crucial to reducing network repair costs.  This solution comes in the form of robust “street cabinets,” which are essentially enclosures that protect broadband connectivity equipment from the elements, as well as vandalism and breaches.  Broadband telecom cabinets serve neighborhoods and industrial areas by providing connection and distribution points for the communication cables running above and beneath ground. The equipment installed inside street cabinets must be protected by a robust container.  Street cabinets are built to be tough, made from materials that are both strong and also non-conductive, generally aluminum and plastic.  This protects the equipment inside from weather as well as electrical damage, while still remaining cool enough to prevent overheating and allowing adequate air transfer.  The potential breach points that are typically targeted by rodents seeking nesting opportunities are sealed using grommets and sealing devices that are difficult to destroy, preventing the damage that nesting animals produce along with moisture breach as a result of the holes that are chewed in the process.

Raycap builds the most robust and advanced street cabinets available, and is providing protection for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of equipment worldwide.  Take your protection seriously, and contact Raycap today.