Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) refers to the reach of fiber within a home, e.g., a box on the outside wall of a house. FTTH comes from the family of “fiber to the x” terms that describe various types of broadband network architecture that use optical fiber to replace some or all of a metal local loop used for last mile telecommunications.

FTTH, like FTTB, is a form of fiber to the premise. More specifically, FTTH is a form of fiber optic communication delivery wherein the fiber reaches from a central office location to a subscriber’s working or living area. Once in the subscriber’s home, this signal can be conveyed in any number of ways including wireless, coaxial cable, power line communication, twisted pair, or optical fiber. FTTB, on the other hand, refers to a fiber optic communication delivery that terminates before reaching the workspace itself and is used to provide access to an entire building. FTTH technology allows users to access faster speeds than cable and DSL.

 
Tag:

FTTH

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Cincinnati Bell conducts 400 Mbps over copper trial, sees potential for small cell backhaul services

Cincinnati Bell has completed a trial that delivered residential broadband speeds of up to 400 Mbps over existing copper as a method to complement its aggressive fiber-to-the-premises Fioptics rollout.

Google Fiber acquires Webpass, bolsters fiber network expansion plans

Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based ISP that offers fiber and wireless-based broadband services, in a deal that will enhance the service provider's fiber expansion efforts.

Google Fiber granted 82 fiber hut permits in Charlotte, North Carolina

Google Fiber is progressing with its FTTH build in Charlotte, North Carolina as the service provider has been granted 82 permits for aerial and underground network facilities.

AT&T's 1 Gbps service reaches 15 North Carolina communities in first 18 months of service

AT&T's 1 Gbps service now reaches 15 communities across 5 major metros in North Carolina, marking a major milestone in the telco's $1.65 billion investment in the state's wireline and wireless networks.

Google Fiber eyes Dallas as its next FTTH destination

Google Fiber  is looking at Dallas as the next destination for its 1  Gbps   FTTH  service journey, laying a challenge to AT&T's  established  FTTH  network.

3M says new clear fiber pathway simplifies FTTH installation

3M has unveiled its new Clear Track fiber pathway products that the company said will eliminate the need for installers to splice or add connection points when running fiber from outdoors to indoors.

AT&T enhances 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband reach in 10 markets including Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles

AT&T isn't letting up on its 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband initiative, announcing that it will expand the service in over 10 markets across its wireline footprint.

Fiber-based broadband raises MDU rental values by 8 percent, says FTTH Council

The availability of fiber-based broadband services has emerged as a key amenity for apartment complex and condominium associations that are trying to attract new tenants.

Hawaiian Telcom to wind down FTTH, IPTV investments in 2017

A Hawaiian Telcom executive says that it will begin winding down its FTTH and IPTV investments in 2017 as it reaches the end of its aggressive buildout.

AT&T one-ups Charter, Comcast in San Diego, El Paso with 1 Gbps launch

AT&T is keeping its foot on the fiber-to-the-premises pedal to stay ahead of Charter and Comcast, announcing that it has launched 1 Gbps services for residential and business customers in parts of El Paso and San Diego.