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FTTH adoption grows in Latin America

By Donna Donnowitz
October 3, 2013

Adoption of fiber media converters and overall fiber-to-the-home deployments are increasing in Latin America. According to a recent study by Frost & Sullivan, improving coverage and lower costs are driving more fiber-optic broadband, as well as telephony and television services, adoption. The report focuses on markets in Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico, with a specific look at Mexico's expanding FTTH sector.

The main driver of FTTH over other methods for broadband delivery is the lowering cost of these services. Improved fiber to copper solutions are allowing consumers to gain access to high-speed internet, as well as bundled telephone and TV service. Additionally, operators are seeing double-digit expansion of their coverage areas, due to the improved technology.

Overwhelming support of FTTH via high-quality media converters is allowing more people access to high-speed internet, a factor which is quickly becoming critical as a basic standard of living across the globe. Access to the internet and all of the media and information that comes with that access is critical for the future of education, industrial innovation and more.

Changing prices are a key reason to invest in fiber to Ethernet solutions today, but other factors weigh in as well. More firms are seeing vast operational improvements due to their use of high-quality media converter solutions, from network expansion to overall quality of service enhancements. The latter benefit boosts a providers reputation and can bring in more customers as well. The right investments are also boosting overall broadband access on national and global levels, which improves the quality of life for everyone it affects.

Optimally, an investment in FTTH and the supporting technologies will provide immediate ROI that firms can turn around to boost other initiatives for expanding their networks and improving service. As the world becomes more interconnected on a digital level, having the support systems in place with high-quality fiber converters will be key to achieving growth and success.

The Frost & Sullivan study focused on Latin America as a key growth sector, but this trend is of global importance and broadband providers across the world have to consider the advantages of utilizing fiber and the fiber to copper media converter technology necessary to bring it into consumer's homes to achieve the future of an interconnected planet.

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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