know cable and broadband providers need building and right-of-way permits to
proceed with any deployment, which increase labor and equipment costs when
building a fiber network.
something you might not know—
account for roughly two-thirds of the total budget and the equipment makes
up the remaining third.
Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON) and fiber equipment costs have fallen, skilled labor costs have risen. How can
operators limit those high labor costs and still deploy a quality fiber network
that can handle the bandwidth needs of
today’s subscribers? VIDEO
are looking into fiber indexing technology for
fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments because it speeds fiber
construction. This technology can also reduce engineering and inventory
of the BNS business from TE Connectivity expanded our fiber portfolio to deliver
more innovative solutions, solve more of our customers’ challenges and serve
more customers around the globe. We now offer to providers who need assistance expanding
their networks. fiber indexing technology
typical FTTH deployments
labor-intensive engineering and measurement with custom-length fiber
cables, fiber indexing architecture leverages standardized building blocks – connectorized and indexed service
terminals with hardened multi-fiber
optical connectors – to create a plug-and-play network that is faster and
easier to deploy.
building block, which is repeated throughout the service area, includes a terminal
with a built-in splitter, hardened 12-fiber inputs and outputs, and eight-hardened
drops to homes. The indexing begins with a 12-fiber cable entering the first
terminal. In the terminal, the first fiber is routed to a splitter for
servicing local customers and the remaining fibers are “indexed” or moved up as
they exit the terminal to connect to the next terminal. Indexing means the
second fiber entering the terminal will exit as the first fiber enters the next
terminal, and so on in a daisy-chained fashion.
The terminal uses
RapidReel™ cable spool technology eliminating the need to store excess fiber.
This allows any amount of fiber cable to be pulled from the spool back to the
previous terminal without the need to cut specific lengths. By using the same
components over and over throughout the network, along with less overall fiber,
the network can be installed faster and with lower overall installation costs.
video, Jeff Blatnik, product manager, explains how services providers who want
to launch Gigabit service to their subscribers should consider fiber indexing
as an option.
How are you building your fiber network?