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Effective planning plays key role role in FTTH revenue generation

By Donna Donnawitz
June 25, 2014

Fiber-to-the-home networks have the potential to unlock the future of telecommunications services while comfortably meeting contemporary demands. While this potential is significant, it also leaves many service providers in a difficult situation. Implementing FTTH now may create only small revenue increases, making it difficult to recoup the expenses associated with the network deployment. On the other hand, failing to get ahead in FTTH installation could leave telecoms lagging behind competitors as technology demands rise and consumers begin to take advantage of more advanced services.

The balancing act of installing FTTH and generating revenue can be managed with effective planning, but organizations that want to find success need to think about everything - from big picture issues like market demographics to small technical details like whichfiber to Ethernet media converters to use in the project.

According to a recent Lightwave report, paying close attention to detail in the planning process is particularly important because a good FTTH architecture doesn't just create enough profit to be sustainable now, it also establishes a network framework that can handle future demands.

Key considerations when planning an FTTH network
The news source explained that telecoms need to closely analyze every aspect of the technology and market as they develop their FTTH plans. There are many ways to build an FTTH system and a variety of technologies that can be used to achieve performance goals. Because of this, service providers need to be sure they are choosing the right solutions and architectures to meet their needs while also positioning themselves to maximize revenue. This involves not only looking at upfront costs, but profit projections, operational expenses and total cost of ownership.

This fiscal analysis needs to be accompanied by efforts to fully understand what will be needed to future proof the network, unique geographical considerations that come into play, technical specifications for the project and business considerations like market demographics, Lightwave reported.

Media converter choices play key role in FTTH deployment
Telecoms need to carefully consider how they establish connectors throughout an FTTH setup to maximize the value of the network and keep installation costs under control. Fiber converter solutions play a key part in these decisions because where converters are used could have an impact on future service capabilities and network flexibility over time. Carefully deploying media converters to maximize their value is essential to not only building the network efficiently, but establishing a framework for future upgrades.

Perle has an extensive range of Managed and Unmanaged Fiber Media Converters to extended copper-based Ethernet equipment over a fiber optic link, multimode to multimode and multimode to single mode fiber up to 160km.


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