Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM (CT)
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Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployments are expected to reach record numbers this year, driven by unprecedented demand for Gigabit Broadband. Any Communications Service Provider (CSP) building FTTH also has a bonus opportunity to bring the fiber to the high-density of prospective subscribers’ multiple dwelling units (MDUs). For either MDUs or single family FTTH builds, a cost-effective and compact Optical Network Terminal (ONT) can be placed inside each living unit to enable Gigabit or even 10 Gigabit connectivity that brings ROI to both the service provider and property owner.
However, there is a challenge to place fiber inside MDUs or homes as there are typically no existing fiber ducts or pathways to the ONT location, and placing ducts in existing buildings or homes can be very expensive. Traditional fiber cabling systems were not designed or intended to be used inside MDUs or homes. FTTH service providers often deploy ONTs deep within subscribers’ units to facilitate Wi-Fi coverage, presenting both aesthetic and installation challenges. Tight spaces, sharp corners, and architectural features can create barriers to indoor fiber deployment. Fortunately, new faster, virtually invisible, and easier to deploy solutions are now available and proven to overcome these specific challenges and, as a result, have been widely adopted by CSPs.
Join us to learn the benefits of bringing optical fiber to and into MDUs and homes, and the latest technologies to cost effectively deploy fiber-from-the-curb all the way to the indoor ONT.
John George, Senior Director, Solutions and Professional Services, OFS
John George has served with AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and now OFS in various engineering and marketing roles. He currently leads the Solutions and Professional Services group for OFS’s optical fiber, cable, connectivity, and solutions business. John has published and presented numerous papers and articles on fiber optics and FTTH and been active in Industry standards. John has been active in forming IEEE, IEC and TIA optical fiber-related standards, and has been an active member of the Fiber Broadband Association (formerly FTTH Council) from its founding year of 2001, serving on its board of directors since 2008. John has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Engineering Administration from Virginia Tech, and holds 9 patents.
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTX) and specialty photonics products. They provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for a broad range of applications, including telecommunications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, government, aerospace and defense. These products help their customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses, both today and into the future. Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta), Georgia, U.S.A., OFS is a global provider with facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Russia, and the United States. OFS is part of Furukawa Electric Company, a multibillion-dollar leader in optical communications.