Fiber optic cable has been widely used in telecom industry for its fast transmission speed. As people’s demand for bandwidth is increasing, optical fiber cable is not only used in enterprise network, but also applied to home network deployment. And FTTH (Fiber to the home) project is a typical example. This article will focus on FTTH cabling solution.
FTTH refers to the installation and use of fiber optic cable all the way to individual buildings such as single family units (SFUs), multidwelling units (MDUs), providing high-speed broadband service. Take FTTH project in residential area for example, usually, the broadband service provider will set a distribution point near or inside a building. And fiber optic cables are deployed in this building to connect every required house to this fiber distribution point, thus providing broadband services to end users.
FTTH is an idea cabling solution for home network users who need high and reliable bandwidth for some applications, such as video chats and online conversation. In addition to this, is there any other advantage of FTTH?
- FTTH is a passive network project which needs no active components, thus the cost of network installation and maintenance is not very high.
- Fiber optic cable is light, so the installation process does not need much labor..
- Fiber optic cable has high stability, and it will not be easily corroded by lightning or rain, or cause leakage.
- Fiber optic cable can provide unlimited bandwidth. The development of technology leads to further expansion of people’s demand for bandwidth. For Ethernet cable, different categories have their own data rate limits and transmission distance limits. But for optical fiber cable, the bandwidth limit is up to how much bandwidth the broadband service provider offers.
- FTTH project is a cost-effective cabling solution for present and future, since you have no need to worry about the upgrade for your cabling system.
- FTTH project is designed with a lifespan of at least 30 years. Therefore, it is imperative that investments to the FTTH infrastructure are suitable for future needs.
FTTH project is applied in many areas, such as indoor section, outdoor section. To fulfill the cabling requirements for different areas, different types of fiber optic cables are well developed.
Indoor cable: FTTH indoor cable is used inside a building or house to connect the FTTH user end equipment. Its fiber count typically is 1, 2 or 4 optical strands, commonly combined with two non-metal enhanced FRP/Metal/KFRP which can provide sufficient tensile strength and good resistance to lateral crushing to protect the fiber inside.
Drop cable: FTTH drop cable connects Network Access Point (NAP) to the subscriber premises. Drop cable contains only 1 or 2 fibers for the connecting circuitry and possibly additional fibers for backup or for other network architecture reasons. It is designed with attributes such as flexibility, less weight, smaller diameter, ease of fiber access and termination.
Distribution cable: Fiber distribution cable is ideal for applications requiring a single termination point with multiple fibers. It has a tight buffered design so it can be installed in intra-building backbone and inter-building campus locations without expensive transitions between cable types.
As a cost-effective cabling solution, it gains great popularity among people. So far, FTTH project has entered thousands of households. What’s more, it has been promoted as a national strategy. So, are you ready to embrace the benefits of FTTH project? FS.COM provides high quality fiber optic cables at low prices, such as single mode fiber and multimode fiber.