What is FTTH – Fiber To The Home & Advantages of P2P vs P2M/PON Architectures

Enterprise Fiber Networks seem to get the raw deal these days! Fiber To The Home (FTTH) can get Fiber Cable up to the Desk of a person accessing Internet at home & they can send and receive signals on the same fiber strand! Let us take a closer look at the two popular architectures that seek to dominate the FTTH market – P2P (Point to Point) & P2M / PON (Point to Multi-point), along with some advantages of each.

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Why not use Bend Insensitive (BI) Fiber Cables for enterprise applications?

With Fiber To The Home (FTTH/x) becoming a popular method to access high speed broadband connections, Bend Insensitive (BI) Fibers are being commonly used for the FTTH/x access networks. Basically, Bend Insensitive Fiber Cables can perform well even if they are bent beyond their recommended bend-radius, during the installation/ maintenance. But why not use Bend Insensitive fiber cables for enterprise applications as well?

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Advantages and Limitations of Optical Fiber Cable/ Communication

An overview of Optical Fiber Cables/ Communication is given in the above Infographics. You can find a more in-depth technical information about OFC here. There is also a nice flash presentation outlining the basics of Optical Fiber Cables/ Communications here. What you can expect to read in this article though, are the advantages and dis-advantages/limitations of Optical Fiber Cables/ Communication especially over Copper UTP Cables for creating Computer Networks.

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