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

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Chapter 9

Outside Plant

Abstract

This chapter presents concepts you will need to keep in mind as you design and build your outside plant. It covers important physical architectural considerations applicable to any type of passive optical network (PON), and suggests the most economical ways to build plant under different conditions. It also talks about a reasonably accurate way to calculate how much reach you can safely achieve with different PONs.

Keywords

Fiber cable; Fiber optics; Losses in fiber; Losses in splitters; Optical levels; Plant protection; Recovery; Wavelengths

Introduction

Now we are going to talk about the outside plant (OSP), the part of your network between the headend and the optical network terminal (ONT) on or in the subscribers’ ...

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