R&M is on the way to becoming a Gigabit Society Fiber to the Home – FTTH

R&M-logoBangalore, India and WETZIKON, Switzerland, August 12, 2014: Innovative cabling systems such as the Single Circuit Management (SCM) System from R&M satisfy the network operators’ requirements and simplify entry into FTTH projects.

Network operators, municipal utilities and municipalities on all continents are currently planning fiber optic networks that extend all the way into homes (Fiber To The Home = FTTH). They have concluded that copper networks are hitting the limits of their capacity. Ever greater bandwidth and improved transmission technology are needed to accommodate growing data traffic, new value-added services and multimedia products on the Internet.

Challenge

Most countries and network operators are just now entering the fiber optic era. They are looking for fast, efficient and inexpensive ways to handle the generational change. Installation and operating costs have to remain manageable. People are looking for field-terminated solutions that can be implemented on a large scale. The management of huge quantities of optical fibers must be easy and operate error free.

Good to know

End-to-end fiber optic cabling extending to the customer is the way to achieve transmission rates beyond 50 Mbps for all subscribers. Forecasts predict we will need bandwidths between 64 and 320 Mbps by 2020 and between 810 Mbps and 4 Gbps by 2030. Several network operators have found model solutions for implementing fiber optic networks quickly and efficiently with help from R&M.

Solution

SCM standardizes fiber management at every network level all the way to the house connection. Fast-installation technique and modular design, clear labeling and simple handling are four prime characteristics of the connection and distribution system from R&M. Unique: The minimum bending radius of 40 mm so crucial for performance is guaranteed throughout.

The system can be flexibly adjusted and pre-terminated. It fully supports hybrid infrastructures in drop, feeder and access areas and the successive migration from copper to fiber optic cabling. The transition to vertical building cabling can be solved elegantly. That increases the acceptance of FTTH on the part of installers, home owners and customers.

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