TE Connectivity today announced its fiber indexing architecture, a new approach to fiber to the home (FTTH) deployments, ensuring 70 percent cut in cable.
The new business model also significantly speeds fiber construction while reducing fiber cable, engineering and inventory management requirements, said TE Connectivity.
While typical FTTH deployments require labor-intensive engineering and measurement with custom-length fiber cables, TE’s fiber indexing architecture leverages building blocks – connectorized and indexed service terminals with hardened multi-fiber optical connectors – to create a plug-and-play network for easy depolyment.
Today, FTTH distribution networks are often deployed in a star topology, with each service terminal directly cabled to the fiber distribution hub. A typical solution requires accurate lengths of cable, which must be first field-measured and then ordered.
TE’s fiber indexing architecture uses a cascaded and daisy-chained topology in which the fiber optic cable runs from one terminal to the next. This significantly reduces the amount of cable required by up to 70 percent. TE’s multi-fiber optical connectors reduce costly fiber splicing, speeding deployment.
TE’s fiber indexing architecture speeds time to market for service providers deploying FTTH networks while reducing fiber counts, reducing costs, simplifying network engineering and easing materials management.