FTTH Active vs Passive

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Wed Dec 2 07:35:08 CST 2009

On Wed, 2 Dec 2009, Fletcher Kittredge wrote:

> Pricing aside, do you feel the Japanese have a good architecture for the 
> last mile?  Would it adapt well from an environment that is mostly 
> multi-dwelling units (MDU) to one which is mostly single-dwelling units? 
> Any thoughts on good places to start for an english language speaker to 
> learn about the Japanese broadband experience?

You might look into what's being done in Sweden then, here there are 
municipality networks who dig up the streets and does fiber to the 
individual house in "suburbia" (you have to trench your own land though, 
4dm deep, 1-2dm wide, they only dig in the street put down the pipe in 
your trench).

Common cost for the house owner to get this done is in the 2-4kUSD range 
per house, then you can choose between multiple ISPs to purchase your bw 
from. 100/100 (symmetric speed) seems to cost 40 USD per month, 10/10 is 
5-10 USD/month cheaper.

I've been trying to run the text thru google translate, but the web magic 
seems to prohibit this from working.

If someone can figure it out better than me, the URL is here (in swedish):


Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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