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Fiber-to-the-home: bringing the services the end-user
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Paper Abstract

The ever increasing bandwidth demand will put large pressure on classical broadband communication networks. Optical fiber, with its high bandwidth, offers a solution to this emerging problem. Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) can provide end-users with virtually unlimited bandwidth, creating the opportunity to receive any service they like. FTTH networks consist of a passive network, active equipment and a top-layer which brings the services to the end-user. Companies and organisations who are deploying FTTH networks are not the traditional telecom and cable operators, but utility companies, housing corporations and local communities. The FTTH network deployed in Nuenen is a good example showing the strength of FTTH. In the future, bandwidth demand will increase even more. Intelligent solutions, such as flexible bandwidth, can have large added value for future FTTH networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2006
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 6350, Workshop on Optical Components for Broadband Communication, 63500B (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.693352
Show Author Affiliations
G. N. van den Hoven, Genexis B.V. (Netherlands)
E. G. C. Pluk, Genexis B.V. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6350:
Workshop on Optical Components for Broadband Communication
Pierre-Yves Fonjallaz; Thomas P. Pearsall, Editor(s)

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