FAQ FTTH Network

FTTH Fiber to the Home FAQ

Q. What is FTTH fiber to the home ? A. FTTH (Fiber to the home) is the delivery of a communications signal via optical fiber from the operator’s central office all the way to a home or business, thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires or coaxial cable. Fiber to the home is […]

FTTH Network

OSP Outside plant construction

Overview The deployment of a PON architecture requires a number of outside plant components, including the optical distribution frame, splitters, splicing closures, and wall-mounted boxes on the home or the building. It also requires fibre-optic cables with specific performance characteristics, both in the indoor and outdoor environment. The selection of cables and associated components, as well as how […]

Optical Cable

Inspecting and Unloading Fiber Optic Cables

Trouble-free unloading begins with letting your Fiber Cable Customer Service Representative know of any special packaging or delivery requirements (no shipping dock available, call before delivery, etc.). will make every reasonable effort to comply with your shipping needs. When the shipment arrives, make sure the cable types and quantities match the bill of lading. Contact […]

Data Center

Fiber or Copper, choose the right medium for your data center network

Deciding to build your data center architecture using fiber, copper or the selective use of both depend on a variety of criteria including: Bandwidth and performance of computing equipment required per data center area Immunity to Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Need for density and space saving connectivity Flexibility and speed of […]

Cable Management

Application of LSZH Cable

Why we need LSZH Fiber Cable The clearest uses for LSZH are confined spaces with large amounts of cables in close proximity to humans or sensitive electronic equipment. Submarines and ships are classic examples, which is why the military was one of the first adopters of LSZH standards. Additionally, mass transit and central office facilities […]

Optical Cable

Understanding Zero Water Peak Fiber

For several years, the optical fiber user community has been rapidly shifting from traditional single-mode fibers to new “Full Spectrum” single-mode fibers meeting the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T) G.652D specification. These Reduced Water Peak (RWP) fibers are considered Full Spectrum because the reduction of loss in the water absorption spectral region (the E band) allows […]

Optical Cable

Understanding Polarization Mode Dispersion

Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) is a serious problem that can limit distances and data rates in a single-mode optical fiber system. PMD is a time varying quantity that degrades system bandwidth and is costly to mitigate. It affects network reliability and is becoming more evident as network speeds increase. The impact of PMD was first […]

Data Center FEATURES Test and Measurements

Cabling and Test Considerations for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GigE) Local Area Networks

Introduction Current communication data rates in local networks range from 10/100 megabits per second (Mbps) in Ethernet to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) in fiber distributed data interface (FDDI) and Gigabit Ethernet (GigE). However, the increasing demand for internet protocol (IP)-based services including voice, video, and data requires higher speeds and greater bandwidth, leading to […]

FTTH Network

Measuring Bandwidth of 10G Laser-optimized Multimode Fiber

1. The traditional Overfilled Launch (OFL) method of measuring bandwidth in multimode fiber has been replaced by new, more advanced techniques. The advent of 850 nm VCSEL light sources and 10G laser-optimized 50 µm multimode (OM3) fiber has enabled cost-effective 10G transmission for short reach enterprise applications. Unlike LEDs, VCSELs don’t light up the entire […]


HOW To choose fiber optic cable

HOW To choose the right fiber optic cable for your fiber optic network? Background of fibe roptic nework The fundamental difference between a fiber optic communication system and other types is that signals are transmitted as light. Conventional electronic communication relies on electrons passing through cables. Microwave communication relies on microwaves travelling through open space. […]