small cell connect

dark fibre connection from a mobile operator’s baseband unit

Small Cell Connect

Small Cell Connect provides a single, point to point, dark fibre connection between a mobile operator’s Baseband Unit (BBU)  Hotel or aggregation node and the street furniture supporting the connected Remote Radio Units (RRU).

The connection is established using our spine and spur fibre network and is available at sites situated within 100m of our fibre spines.


Unrestricted – Small Cell Connect offers a dedicated passive point to point dark fibre connection that is uncontended and symmetrical. It is ideally suited to meet the high bandwidth and low latency fronthaul requirements of Cloud RAN architectures.

Compact – Its small footprint makes it ideal for space constrained doner structures such as lighting columns Multi-fibre options enable multiple operators to be supported from a single structure.

Secure and reliable – Backed by a 24 x 7 NOC and 8 hour repair SLA.

Commercial  Terms

Range of lease options available – We offer a range contract term and volume discounts.

Opportunity to own fibre assets – Uniquely, NextGenAccess gives service providers the opportunity to own the connection to their customers.