15 years ago, when the demand on the network were smaller, fiber in the access part of the network was an option. Operators thought of fiber when they were upgrading their network or building a new one. Today, customers have moved from, "should we upgrade to fiber" to "we have to do an upgrade", simply to stay ahead of demand and be competitive. When a community upgrades to FTTH, that “fiber richness” can do more than connect people at home. Today’s 4G and especially 5G need more fiber in the infrastructure. Ultra-fast speeds demand fiber backbone feeding small cells, so FTTH helps with that. On top of that, with the Internet of Things (IoT) beginning to take hold, FTTH lays the foundation for a larger network transformation, and it changes lives.
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