Fiber – to – the Home – the optimum communication experience
Fiber optic cable is a bundle of fiber optic threads made of pure glass each about the diameter of a human hair. Fiber optic cable uses light instead of electricity to carry a digital data signal.
Fiber – to – the – home is the delivery of a communications signal over optical fiber from the operator’s switching equipment all the way to a home or business.
There are two important types of systems that make fiber-to-the-home broadband connections possible. These are active optical networks and passive optical networks. Each offers ways to separate data and route it to the proper place.
More than 10 million homes worldwide already have fiber-to-the-home broadband connections because the technology holds many advantages over current technologies. According to Federal Communications Commission, a single copper pair conductor can carry six phone calls and a single fiber pair can carry more than 2.5 billion phone calls simultaneously.
What are the actual benefits of Fiber – To – The – Home?
- Fiber is unquestionably the fastest high – speed internet connection
- More bandwidth
- No internet slowdowns during peak hours
- Better video experience
- Reliability and Future Flexibility – meaning that fiber to the home are less susceptible to glitches in compared to traditional copper wires.
- Support to applications such as: telehealth, community based security, social applications, art and education applications, mobility, home automation, video conferencing, online storage, property management etc.
The growth in data traffic on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices is creating new markets for fiber. Cell towers are being connected into the phone network with fiber backhaul, and fiber is even being used to connect antennas on the tower to the base. Sports arenas and convention centers that host large crowds are being equipped with distributed antenna systems (DASs) that may allow up to 1,000 antennas connected with fiber.
Office building, commercial complexes and even schools are being upgraded for cellular service and Wi-Fi, so everyone can be connected on their mobile devices.
The fiber market is currently incredibly dynamic, with a combination of increased competition, greater demand and growing investment meaning that 2017 is likely to be an extremely busy year for everyone involved.