Jump-starting FTTB

Chauvin, Ken
November 2004
CED;Nov2004, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p34
Trade Publication
This article reports that customers who have to compete effectively in the emerging fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) market service providers must look the ways to quickly and efficiently leverage their existing infrastructure, as new fiber construction is often cost-prohibitive. To this end many cable systems are finding it difficult to provide fiber connections to businesses and at the same time, meet the growing bandwidth demands of their core residential services. Critical to a successful FTTB deployment is the selection of products appropriate for the network. Installing fiber systems in the access environment is very different from the typical long-haul and metropolitan network spaces.


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