Sizing up the FIBER smorgasbord

Baumgarter, Jeff
October 2004
CED;Oct2004, Vol. 30 Issue 10, p24
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the growth in the number of telephone companies and broadband operators deploying or testing fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks. BPON got a huge vote in its favor last May when telephone firms Verizon Communications Inc., BellSouth and SBC Communications Inc. pledged to support the technology in a wide-ranging FTTP request for proposal. Verizon has been the most committal, expecting to pass 1 million BPON-based FTTP homes by year-end and up to 3 million by the end of 2005. BPON provides a third wavelength of light for video services. INSET: The PON triad.


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