G.fast has emerged as the latest technique to extend the life of a telecom’s existing copper network without the costs and challenges of deploying an all fiber-based Fiber network.
The demand for higher data rates is continuously increasing. Applications like cloud computing, video streaming, big data, and the Internet of Things drive these demands. Strong competition of cable network (DOCSIS 3.1) and LTE operators increases the pressure on traditional network operators to deliver high speed services. Furthermore, in-house installation is difficult and specific to each house.
FTTdp is an acronym for Fiber To The Distribution Point. It is very similar to FTTC (Fiber to the Curb) or FTTN (Fiber to the Node), but is one-step closer to the boundary of the customers’ premises, thus allowing near-gigabit speeds.
In a typical FTTdp deployments, a limited number of subscribers at a distance of up to 10-300m are linked to 1 fiber node.
A G.fast FTTdp fiber node is a small self enclosed box and can be set up outdoors (on a pole or underground) or indoors (in the basement or on the floor).