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Fiber to the Premise

Fiber to the Premise

Fiber to the premise (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 52 million homes around the world.

FTTP Articles, Trends, and Insight

Is Your Network Ready For What’s Next?

Is Your Network Ready For What’s Next?

Every day brings new breakthroughs in technology. Is your network ready to meet changing customer expectations? Evolving your network to stay ahead of growing demand can be a challenge, but we’re here to support you every step of the way. Our experts can help you create and deliver a clear copper-to-fiber migration strategy to put you on a path to long-term success.

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A History of Innovation

Fiber to the Home: A History of Innovation

Just as we did with the invention of the world’s first low-loss optical fiber nearly 50 years ago, Corning continues to transform the way the world connects. We invest in the co-innovation of new products and technologies with our customers to ensure we deliver improved network performance and faster network deployment, while reducing their total cost of ownership. In addition to technology, Corning is investing in capacity expansions to ensure reliable supply for our customers, as well as in strategic acquisitions to expand our FTTx portfolio.

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Beyond Building the Network: Preparing for Day 2

Beyond Building the Network: Preparing for Day 2

As stakeholders evaluate important infrastructure decisions, they must ensure they include all factors, including the operational factors that come on Day 2, once the network build is complete.

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Networks

Premise

Fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) has typically been held as the term for all-fiber networks that deliver services to subscriber premises – whether they be an individual home, business, or apartment. But the scope of “premise” is becoming broader as optical fiber becomes the preferred medium to reach devices deeper and further into networks than ever before. Generically dubbed Fiber-To-The-X (FTTX) applications, new “X” applications emerge every year.

Home

Fiber to the home (FTTH) deployments have soared globally. As the desire for bandwidth continues to grow, traditional telecom and cable operators, government entities and internet service providers are all looking for economical solutions to reach subscribers with fiber cable.

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Unit

Fiber to the Unit (FTTU) often refers to the living unit, often characterized by being in a multidwelling unit (MDU).

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Curb

Fiber to the curb (FTTC) often refers to telecom architectures supporting xDSL technologies. Not fully passive, optical fiber reaches deep into the distribution of the network but leverages existing twisted pair copper cabling to support the final drop to subscriber active electronics.

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Small Cell

As wireless demands have risen, fiber-fed macro tower base stations evolved into fiber to the antenna (FTTA) reaching up the tower to the radio heads themselves. As 4G/5G proliferates, operators will rely heavily on a wider mesh of small cells to provide the enhanced mobile broadband experience to end users. The preferred medium will be fiber… densification becomes “glassification” in fiber to the small cell (FTTSC) deployments.

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Desk

In-building networks where fiber is moving further into the horizontal to displace copper-fed local area networks (LAN) are often referred to as fiber to the desk (FTTD) or fiber to the zone applications. “Wiring it once” to reduce capex has businesses and building owners looking to invest in converged applications where cellular or Wi-Fi services are also integrated into the LAN build.

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Node

Fiber to the node (FTTN) often refers to cable operators’ hybrid fiber coax (HFC) networks supporting DOCSIS protocol. Fiber feeds powered optical-to-electrical (O/E) nodes in the access distribution that converts signal to run over existing coax cabling to subscribers. In fiber deep applications, amplifier cascades are reduced to improve overall bandwidth and performance.

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Server

With an increased demand on data centers caused by the massive expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its associated technology requirements, the need to effectively manage and store data will become indispensable to a business’s success. Whether fully owned or outsourced, fiber is crucial for the bandwidth requirements of now and the future.

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Business

Fiber to the business (FTTB) opportunities are becoming very lucrative service offerings for network operators. Served by the same passive optical network (PON) feeding single-family units (SFU) and multidwelling units (MDU), businesses require higher bandwidth and often carry a higher average revenue per user (ARPU).

Redefining Connectivity

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