Fiber to the home (FTTH) has been available for some years now and is widely (although not universally) deployed. FTTH technology is still evolving to meet both present and future demands. Technologies such as wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and time division multiplexing (TDM) have existed for decades. Today, a combination…
Maximizing the efficiency of optical line terminal (OLT) cards in passive optical networks (PON) in low-density and rural FTTx installations can be a major challenge. In most PON designs, it is considered ideal to connect 32 subscribers to a single OLT for maximum cost efficiency.
Although fiber to the home (FTTH) is now considered mature, the industry is still bringing new evolutions of the technology to the forefront. It is critical that designers, planners, and managers know what these evolutions are and how to migrate from a legacy or next generation fiber to the user…