The emergence of high-bandwidth services such as 4K/8K video, livestreaming, telecommuting, and online education in recent years are changing people’s way of life and stimulating the growth of bandwidth demand. Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) has become the most mainstream broadband access technology, with huge amounts of fiber deployed worldwide every year. Compared with copper networks, fiber networks feature higher bandwidth, more stable transmission, and lower operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. When building new access networks, fiber is the first choice. For copper networks already deployed, operators have to find a way to carry out fiber transformation efficiently and cost-effectively.
Fiber Slicing Poses Challenges to FTTH Deployment
A common problem faced by operators in a FTTH deployment is that the optical distribution network (ODN) has a long construction period, causing great engineering difficulties and a high cost. Specifically, ODN accounts for at least 70% of FTTH construction costs and more than 90% of its deployment time. In terms of both efficiency and cost, ODN is the key to FTTH deployment.
ODN construction involves a lot of fiber splicing, which requires trained technicians, specialized equipment, and a stable operating environment. The efficiency and quality of fiber splicing is closely related to the skills of the technicians. In regions with high labor costs and for operators lacking trained technicians, fiber splicing presents big challenges to FTTH deployment and therefore hinders operators’ efforts in fiber transformation.
Pre-connectorization Solves the Problem of Fiber Splicing
We launched its pre-connectorized ODN solution to enable efficient and low-cost construction of fiber networks. Compare to the traditional ODN solution, the pre-connectorized CDN solution is centered on replacing the traditional complicated fiber splicing operations with pre-connectorized adapters and connectors to make construction more efficient and cost-effective. The pre-connectorized CDN solution includes a series of indoor and outdoor pre-connectorized optical fiber distribution boxes (ODBs) as well as prefabricated optical cables. Based on the traditional ODB, the pre-connectorized ODB adds pre-connectorized adapters on its outside. The prefabricated optical cable is made by adding pre-connectorized connectors to a traditional optical cable. With the pre-connectorized ODB and prefabricated optical cable, technicians do not have to perform splicing operations when connecting fibers. They only need to insert a connector of the cable into an adapter of the ODB.
Post time: Aug-25-2022