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Enclosure Hardware for Telecoms: Protecting vital equipment 

Telecoms enclosures serve a vital purpose: to house, organise and protect the valuable equipment needed for modern communications. Found in multiple locations, including outdoor and even hazardous environments, it’s crucial that these enclosures provide sufficient protection from weather conditions, theft and tampering as well as cyber security threats.  

Telecoms equipment includes a great deal of electronics and fragile components such as power supplies, switches, modems, routers and cables. These items must be protected from dangerous substances and environments, whether they are located indoors or outdoors, to avoid damage from factors such as:
  • Adverse weather conditions such as wind, rain and ice
  • Moisture and corrosion
  • Dust and particulates
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • High temperatures and fire risk
In order to withstand these conditions, Telecoms cabinets are often made from robust materials such as galvanised steel, powder-coated steel and stainless steel formed in different sizes and formats, often with single or double door openings.

Common scenarios involving enclosures in Telecoms

  • Mobile Telecoms infrastructure – e.g. Satellite, 3G, 4G and 5G
  • Broadband distribution - FTTH (Fibre to the Home)
  • Broadband distribution - FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet)
  • Enabling Internet of Things (IoT) devices
  • Supporting Industry 4.0 and 5.0 products and networks

Enclosure hardware and applications used in Telecoms

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Data centre
Server rack cabinets
Control panels
5G enabled cabinets

Enclosure hardware products: 


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Key sectors using enclosure hardware

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