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Fiber-to-the-x (FTTx)


The “x” is a variable indicating the point at which the fiber in a network stops and copper (coaxial or twisted-pair) cabling takes over; e.g., fiber-to-the-home, fiber-to-the-curb, etc. The further the fiber goes, the wider the bandwidth, the quicker the speed, and the more applications and services can be offered.


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FTTA and DAS: The New Wireless Network Extension

FTTA and DAS: The New Wireless Network Extension

To expand their networks to other hard-to-reach locations, wireless providers are turning to the deployment of alternative infrastructures, like remote radio heads (RRH), distributed antenna systems (DAS) and other small-cell alternatives, most of which are fiber-based.


Deploy faster, more reliable FTTH networks.

Deploy faster, more reliable FTTH networks.

Bandwidth demand is growing faster than ever.. In a context of high pressure on cost and decreasing level of optical expertise in the field, FTTx/PON network  testing is a necessity, and this, throughout all stages of the network lifecycle.


FTTN: Capitalizing on Existing Copper Plant

FTTN: Capitalizing on Existing Copper Plant

DSL still remains the most widely deployed broadband access technology across the globe to bring triple-play services to business and residential customers. For many, the copper plant is the only economical basis for broadband, high-value service delivery that is still competitive.


Multiplay Services Testing

Multiplay Services Testing

Testing the quality of the optical link and copper pairs to assess the performance of the Ethernet and xDSL services in the access network are mandatory steps to ensure that the physical layer can handle proper IP services delivery, but it doesn’t end there.


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Last updated: 2011-12-20