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FTTH Definition & Definition of the residential area network

In most technologically advanced and developed countries term FTTH is used in the same sense as FTTP (fibre to the premises) and FTTB (Fibre to the building). Therefore FTTH does not include FTTN (fibre to the node) and FTTC (fibre to the curb).
Here is the definition of FTTH from the “Photonics for broadband optical communications – a historical perspective” of Lin C released in July 2004 in Yokohama, Japan:


We refer to the FTTH as all fibre connections to the building, whether private houses or apartment blocks and, in the latter case, assume that the distribution of these connections is carried out via xDSL, Ethernet or wireless technology’


As for residential are network, usually, neighbourhood is covered by the residential area network and is controlled by the Internet service provider (ISP), the telephone operator and/or the cable TV operator. In the past few years, estate companies that install fibre infrastructures run the network by opening it to the several service providers, instead of handing over control to the single one. These networks are having some similarities with the muni networks and are mostly FTTH type, but the business model is different.


You may be interesting in more articles on a topic:


FTTP concepts and applications – scenarios and terms
Way of thinking for FTTH operators and network owners
Network design variations for FTTH and FTTB GEPON applications
FTTH access architecture revisited – what’s the purpose of FWDM?



Lomoveishiy – Finland

I needed those to connect my PC on the third floor to have internet access in that room, and ISP installed their modem on the first floor only. After dropping fiber patch cables, plugged in all cables into these media converters at both sides, and link came up instantly. Was much easier than I thought!

Raymond – USA

Great experience – units worked straight out of the box – just needed plug in cables and we were done. I also like the possibility to enable jumbo frames, while we do not have a need for this feature at the current moment it’s great to have this option.

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