Tag: FTTH

New ways to install fiber in old buildings and homes

As fiber to the home (FTTH) builds accelerate globally to meet growing bandwidth needs, service providers are looking to install optical fiber not just to, but also into the home for residential subscribers. For residents and businesses in buildings, optical fiber also will be installed throughout the building to reach each subscriber’s unit. Placing fiber deep inside the living unit connected to an indoor optical network terminal (ONT) for each subscriber facilitates access to power outlets, and Wi-Fi coverage, so that subscribers can enjoy gigabit speeds and beyond

Making the case for deploying 10G PON now

For many new FTTH operator entrants or expanding FTTH network operators, the choice to use next-generation 10G PON is as simple as having the ability to disrupt the market by offering gigabit rates as the entry-level service and 2-, 5-, and even 10-Gbit/sec residential service rates as options. Having the ability to advertise higher speeds than those supported by competing DOCSIS 3.1, 5G or GFast market rollouts protect market share and provide differentiation versus competing single gigabit service offers.

FCC initiates $20 billion rural broadband fund

The FCC has taken its single biggest step to date to close the digital divide by establishing the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to efficiently fund the deployment of high-speed broadband networks in rural America.Through a two-phase reverse auction mechanism, the FCC said it will direct up to $20.4 billion over ten years to finance up to gigabit speed broadband networks in unserved rural areas, connecting millions more American homes and businesses to digital opportunity.

MPO splitter is configured as LC to MPO fiber connectors

Korea’s OptoNest has unveiled an optical MPO splitter that features an LC-type connector input and a 12-channel MPO connector as the output port. The splitter, which conforms to TIA/EIA 604-5 and IEC 61754-7 standards and is suitable for RoHS requirements, measures 82x12x8 mm and is designed to remove the chance of performance degradation from bending or folding of the optical fiber cable. The splitter is designed not to expose the fiber-optic cable in between. OptoNest is aiming the splitter at fiber to the home (FTTH) and 5G mobile network applications.

Telecom FTTH Network Architecture for Rural Environments

Bringing broadband service to rural and underserved, exurban areas can pose unique challenges to providers. Deployments must cover great distances to reach just a few homes. Rural areas have higher costs per home passed, and require high subscriber take rates to make fiber deployments economically possible. Alternative FTTx deployment solutions such as a tap FTTH network architecture may offer a solution. In a tap network, a fiber cable is deployed throughout a service area, and fiber optic taps divert optical signals to subscribers.