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NEW TECHNOLOGIES ENABLE FASTER, EASIER FIBER INSTALLATION INTO HOMES AND MDUs

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John George, Senior Director, Solutions and Professional Services, OFS; David Mazzarese, Senior Manager, Optical Fiber Product Management, OFS

Driven by unprecedented demand for Gigabit and fast-emerging 10 Gigabit Broadband, Fiber to the Home (FTTH) deployment is expected to reach record numbers in the coming years. According to iDate, FTTH connections will more than double in Europe over the next six years, while RVA forecasts that FTTH investment in North America will double in the next five years compared to the previous five. In addition to homes, service providers are bringing fiber to the living unit in multiple dwelling units (MDUs) and into commercial and institutional buildings.

Photonics organisations forge partnership

The IEEE Photonics Society and the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) have entered into an agreement to promote joint activities, cross-disciplinary technical dissemination and cooperative programs between membership bodies.

UK incumbent trials hollow core fibre

UK incumbent operator, BT has begun trials of hollow core fibre in collaboration with start-up and Southampton University spin out, Lumenisity, and Open-RAN mobile vendor Mavenir.

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