WHAT IS FIBER TO THE HOME(FTTH)?

- Mar 01, 2018 -

Fiber to the home (FTTH), also called "fiber to the premises" (FTTP), is the installation and use of optical fiber from a central point directly to individual buildings such as residences, apartment buildings and businesses to provide unprecedented high-speed Internet access. FTTH dramatically increases the connection speeds available to computer users compared with technologies now used in most places.


While FTTH promises connection speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) -- 20 to 100 times as fast as a typical cable modem or DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) connection -- implementing FTTH on a large scale will be costly because it will require installation of new cable sets over the "last links" from existing optical fiber cables to individual users. Some communities currently enjoy "fiber to the curb" (FTTC) service, which refers to the installation and use of optical fiber cable to the curbs near homes or businesses, with a "copper" medium carrying the signals between the curb and the end users.


There are a growing number of options for premium video content, a history of unprecedented bandwidth growth, and the emergence of gigabit service launches. These factors predicate the need for highly scalable services access networks which builds a strong case for increased Fiber To The Home (FTTH) deployments.

We offer a full portfolio of solutions that deliver ultra-flexible, high-capacity, deep-fiber solutions. These FTTH solutions provide ultra-high service density and deployment flexibility allowing service providers to expand their addressable market and ensure that no customer is left behind. ADTRAN is focused on providing market leading ONT portfolio options including indoor and outdoor versions of SFU, SBU, MDU and AE-ready models by driving ONT interoperability with world class ONT vendors.


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10 Gigabit PON    

Enabling the convergence of 1 Gigabit services commonly deployed for FTTH rollouts

Passive Optical Networks (PON)    

Leverages scarce fiber from the CO by splitting the fiber with an optical splitter to serve up to 128 subscribers.

Point to Point/Active Ethernet    

Supports a dedicated fiber between the CO and the Optical Network Terminal (ONT) at each subscriber location. 




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