FTTH Active vs Passive

Dan White dwhite at olp.net
Tue Dec 1 14:13:53 CST 2009

On 01/12/09 14:33 -0500, Paul Wall wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 12:14 PM, Dan White <dwhite at olp.net> wrote:
>> All valid points. Deploying a strand to each customer from the CO/Cabinet
>> is a good way to future proof your plant.
>I would argue that every customer is entitled to duplex fiber.

In the case of PON, WDM is used to dedicate wavelengths on the strand for
different purposes - ingress, egress, RF overlay (as someone else
mentioned), TDM voice etc.

You could deploy 2 or 3 strands and get more bandwidth to the customer,
using perhaps less expensive hardware, or you could maintain fewer strands
in the ground and depend on equipment manufactures to maintain an adequate
growth in bandwidth capabilities.

Neither approach is going to work for everyone.

Dan White

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