There are multiple challenges network providers must tackle. Chapman said one of the biggest challenges facing in-building deployments is how to effectively optimize the physical footprint of the equipment inside facilities, from power, to cabling and active equipment. To building owners, every inch of real estate is a valuable commodity.
“I believe a smaller physical presence in these buildings is going to be important,” said Chapman. To save space on DC power cabling and conduit in facilities, the company has teamed with VoltServer, which has developed an innovative power solution, on several deployments.