What are the advantages of a fibre optic network infrastructure?
A fibre optic (glass or polymer) network enables users to overcome the limitations of traditional copper cable communications networks.
G-PON architectures (Gigabit-passive optical network) support ultra broadband and low latency communications.
Latency, the speed at which communications take place, is the decisive parameter for the networks of the future. For example, rapid data transfer makes it possible to implement self-drive AI systems for cars or drones, or to manage safety on building sites and work areas to ensure the rapid provision of fundamental services, thereby enhancing our wellbeing and safety.
There are several types of fibre optic networks:
- FTTH (Fibre To The Home): the fibre optic connection starts at the telecom operator’s central office and goes all the way to the user’s home, covering the entire distance. This technology offers the best performance
- FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet): the fibre optic connection covers the section from the central office to the street cabinets, while the final connection from cabinet to the home uses copper cables.
- FTTT (Fibre To The Tower): the fibre optic connection links the primary telecommunications network to the cellular network towers.