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FTTx Networks by Weyl Wang, Kevin Bourg, Brian Lane, James Farmer

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Chapter 7

Choosing an FTTx Technology

Abstract

This chapter presents several physical architectures you might consider for a fiber deployment, as well as some discussion of the PON alternatives on a high level.

Keywords

Active Ethernet; DOCSIS; EPON; Fiber deployment; FSAN; FTTx; GPON; MEF; Penetration; Point-to-point; PON; SAN; Synchronous Ethernet

Introduction

As with many decisions one makes throughout life, choosing an FTTx technology should not be taken lightly. There are many contributing factors which over time will determine the success of the deployment, including but not limited to, customer churn, long-time customer penetration, growth and technology upgrades. Many times a community will deploy an FTTx technology or network architecture because ...

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