Fibre To The Home/Premises - FTTH
To The Home"also known as FTTH is
Fibre Optic cable being installed from the telephone exchange to
the Home and is used to deliver communications such as broadband,
digital TV and telephone.
Optic Cable can be installed to replace existing copper wire which
is what was/is used to originally transfer data from the telephone
exchange to the home.
Optic cable is able to offer much faster speeds than copper wire
and much more bandwidth than copper wires are able to cope with
which is why Fibre
Broadband is the future to next generation broadband.
wires currently installed in the UK are only able to offer broadband
speeds up to a maximum of 24MB
technology (currently being installed by companies such as BE
Broadband). Fibre Optic allows broadband speeds of around 100Mb,
in the UK Virgin
Media are the cable
broadband provider and can offer a broadband speed of 50Mb.
cable is not laid to the Home there is also the option of FTTC
(Fibre To The Cabinet) which costs less than FTTH.
negative factor with regards to installing FTTH is the costs. For
FTTH to be installed across the UK an estimate of around £10-£15
billion is expected.
The BT fibre optic network will offer Fibre To The House/Premises (FTTH or FTTP) but this is only being done for a small number of places with the majority getting FTTC installed. BT Infinity (the name for the fibre broadband network) should be available to 10 million UK homes by The 2012 Olympics.
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