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Technology

FTTH

Full Name

Fiber To The Home

Description

Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH)is a form of fiber optic communication delivery in which the optical fiber reached the end users home or office space from the the local exchange (service provider).

Origin/Facts

FTTH was first introduced in 1999, and did not become a large player until 2001. Fastweb, an Italian operator, launched the first commercial FTTH service in 2001. Japan was the first country in the world to launch a major FTTH program.

Unit

Data Rates

2.54 Gbps downstream and 1.25Gbps upstream (Optimum)

Services Offered

High speed reliable internet access, telephone services, high quality video (IPTV & VoD) and advance services like security and home automation etc.

Range

Frequency/Channel

Advantages/Disadvantages

Advantages:
• FTTH deliver high bandwidth and is a reliable and efficient technology. The technology is future-proof and has the capability to meet the high bandwidth demands.
Disadvantages:
One of the biggest disadvantages of FTTH is its high deployment cost.

Present/Future in SAMENA

Ethernet FTTH and PON FTTH subscribers are forecast by Infonetics to top 100 million worldwide by 2014.
With the recent development in the FTTH domain, it can definitely be said that the market is “attractive” as well as “growing”, all the major countries are adopting the solution and the up-take rate has also gone up substantially.

Worldwide Customers

Ethernet FTTH and PON FTTH subscribers are forecast by Infonetics to top 100 million worldwide by 2014.

 
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