Deploy and activate FTTx (FTTH, FTTA FTTB and FTTC) successfully – the first time- and maintaining networks effectively

5G networks call for more data, even lower latency and extreme reliability

Signal transmission over fiber-optic cabling has proven its effectiveness in carrying large amounts of data, which is why optical fiber is being rolled out deeper and ever closer to the customer premises.

With the advent of 5G, fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) architectures are now the norm, laying the groundwork for the exponentially increased bandwidth required by IoT and a host of new applications. The “x” in FTTx is a variable indicating the point in the network where the fiber stops and copper cabling (coaxial or twisted pair) takes over (unless the fiber goes all the way to the home). The further the fiber goes, the wider the bandwidth, the faster the speed, and the more applications and services that can be offered.

In today’s context of FTTx network architectures, it is vital to have the right set of test tools to ensure optimal quality of service to subscribers from the get-go. If a need for troubleshooting occurs, these test tools must be able to locate, identify and fix issues while the technician in onsite to avoid repeat truck rolls.

Let’s have a look at various FTTx architectures, and see what challenges come with these network topologies and applications.ng network operators and equipment vendors worldwide in their 5G trials and deployments through customized insights, methodologies and tools.


Probe photographiée: FIP-430B

FIP-400B USB – fiber inspection probe

Optical Explorer - industry's first optical fiber multimeter 524x400

Optical Explorer – industry’s first optical fiber multimeter

MaxTester 730C - PON_metro OTDR 524x400

MaxTester 730C – PON/metro OTDR

PPM-350D - next-gen PON power meter 524x400

PPM-350D – next-gen PON power meter


EX1 – FTTH and Business Services tester

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