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Fiber to the Premises

Fiber to the Premises

Fiber to the premises (FTTP) is the installation of optical fiber direct to individual buildings such as single-family units, multidwelling units, and businesses to provide high-speed broadband access. FTTP dramatically increases connection speeds and reliability for broadband networks compared to legacy copper infrastructure.

Corning helps network operators stay ahead of demand for high-bandwidth capabilities, so you can deliver on the promise of emerging applications – with solutions that accelerate deployment, improve network performance, and minimize costs. Our FTTP innovations, developed with direct input from our customers, have already delivered fiber connectivity to more than 58 million homes around the world.

In EMEA some countries have completed their FTTP builds while some not even started, and there is a wide spread of FTTP deployment methods.  The demands placed on the optical connectivity solutions are increasing with the added complexity of mobile network densification and convergence. FTTP solutions from Corning have been a key enabler for many large scale FTTP deployments and are ready to meet future challenges as networks evolve.

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Webinars on key technology trends

12-Minute On-Demand Webinars on key technology trends

Keep your fingers on the pulse of all the latest technology trends including fiber optics, 5G communications and FTTH. Corning’s experts and guest industry speakers guide you through the most relevant research and developments that impact you and your business. Short on time? No problem. We deliver 12-Minute On-Demand webinars with a click of the button.

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5G, Fiber Infrastructure, and Fiber to the Home

5G, Fiber Infrastructure, and Fiber to the Home

Explore Corning’s role in supporting the transition to 5G, the relationship between FTTH and 5G, and much more.

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Operator Series Videos

Operator Series Videos

Watch these short videos to learn more about how telecom service providers are combining FTTH infrastructure and 5G rollouts to provide consumers more bandwidth and lower latency. Stay tuned for more.

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What is Fiber to the Home?

  • What does Fiber to the Premises mean?

    Fiber to the Premises (FTTP), also called fiber to the home (FTTH), is the installation and use of optical fiber from the telecom operators central office or Point of Presence (POP) to individual buildings of the subscriber. This could be private customers in residences or Single Family Units (SFU) or apartment buildings often referred as Multi Dwelling Units (MDU) and businesses (ie; non-residential) buildings to provide unprecedented high-speed access to the internet.

  • What are the advantages of Fiber Optic Cables and Fiber to the Premises?

    Optical fiber can transmit data almost at the speed of light and so provides faster speed and higher bandwidth than known legacy networks using copper wires. Transmission limits are mainly set by the used active equipment, which means the fiber optic cables provides a future proof media that require network updates can be used by exchanging the transmission equipment at the network endpoints but do not require expensive outside plant network installation and cable laying which is found to be the most expensive part of the network construction.

  • Does 5G replace FTTH?

    We believe that 5G won’t replace Fiber to the Home but in fact supplement each other. Operators in fact can take advantage that there will be significant overlap between the coverage and footprint requirements of 5G and fixed access networks when using a  multiple fiber-based converged network approach compared to building physically separated networks. A whitepaper of the FTTH Council explains the details and provides the assumptions, technologies and network architectures contained in this study.

  • What is the future of fiber optics networks?

    With a consumers mindset requesting an “always on” and at any devise convergence network operators need to ensure to deliver on those expectations. This drives the need for a continues miniaturization of network elements, the ability to bring fiber “virtually everywhere” and the ease of installation and maintaining those optical links at lowest cost. Corning’s innovations help addressing each of those challenges by increasing density of optical Cable with its MiniXtend® Cable product range and it’s Evlov™ Hardened Connectivity solution  or its EDGE8 solution used in edge datacenter that help reducing latency and network congestions in optical networks. 

  • What optical Fibers or optical fiber Cables are used for Fiber to the home?

    Due to the transmission distances in access networks of single to double digit km ranges Single Mode Fibers or OS2 (according to standard ITU.D.652D like Corning’s SMF-28e®) are the most commonly used fiber in FTTH networks. Additionally fiber produces have developed improvements around bend and loss to ease laying cables at Customer premises (reflected in ITU.D.657.A and B such as SMF-28® Ultra fiber or Corning ClearCurve® optical fiber).

  • What is fiber optics and how does it work?

    Optical fibers are thin long strands of very pure glass with a diameter of about a human hair. Those fibers are bundled and protected by fiber optic cables that provides different level of protection to keep the optical fiber free of stress and allow for optimal signal transmission throughout the live span of the fiber link.

Corning was one of three founding companies

Corning was one of three founding companies

In the year 2000 Corning was one of three companies that founded the first FTTH Council. In the meantime, five global FTTH council members form an Global Alliance (FCGA) aiming to accelerate fiber to the home adoption around the world and promote the benefits of fibre access across the continents.

Please find the link to the FTTH Council close to you:
Fiber to the Home Council Europa         
Fiber to the Home Council Africa        
Fiber to the Home Council Middle East & North Africa                       


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