WHAT IS FTTX OR FIBER TO THE X?
“Fiber to the X” sounds like something really big, like to the “Nth degree.” It is one of the reasons that around 20,000 professionals plan to meet up at CommunicAsia June 26 – 28, 2018 in Singapore to gather info and develop business around it. FTTX is a situation in which all available optical fiber topologies from a telecommunications or cable carrier point to its customers. This is based on (not outside) the location of the fiber termination point. FTTC and FTTN (curb and neighborhood) are similar because the fiber ends outside the building.
Whereas, FTTC and FTTN (curb and neighborhood) are a little different. The fiber, in these cases, ends outside a building, not inside the building. FTTH and FTTP (home and premises) mean the same. FTTE (enclosure) refers to a junction box on a floor or in a department in a bigger facility.
FTTX, FTTH and FTTP are a must-have because of individuals’ and organizations’ increasing appetite for network, network and more network. The number of voice, image and video files shared on networks is bigger than ever and will continue to increase.
FTTx offers a huge amount of bandwidth to meet today’s needs better than ever. It lines up well with the triple play of voice, video and data and now people expect a converged multi-play services environment with huge bandwidth requirements. Apps and services like Hulu, Pluto, Amazon Alexa, WhatsApp, GoDaddy (web hosting, ISP, and DID number provider) and Zoom.us as well as, in general VOIP, RF video, online gaming that enables video and voice while playing, cyber security, and smart everything are depend upon FTTx networks.
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