FTTx Project Checklist

FTTH Guidelines

  FTTB, FTTC, FTTD, FTTH, FTTK, FTTN, and FTTP all called FTTx here.
 Fiber to the x(FTTX) is a generic term for any broadband network architecture using optical fiber to last mile telecommunications. The term is a generalization for several configurations of fiber deployment, ranging from FTTN (fiber to the node) to FTTH (fiber to the home).

FTTX architectures

FTTX architectures

 FOT Blog now is sharing a full equipment and tool list for a FTTx project managers or engineers, who may be interested in this wide fiber network area.

Passive optical network equipment:

Cable operators CATV FTTH triple play solution

Cable operators CATV FTTH triple play solution

  • Optical Line Terminal-OLT products
  • CATV Amplifiers, EDFA, Optical transmitter/reciever etc.
    WDM EDFA

    FOT WDM EDFA

Drilling machine(optional)

 Horizontal directional drilling(HDD), is a construction machine of laying a variety of underground utilities (pipelines, cables, etc.), without excavating the ground surface, with minimal impact on the surrounding area.

A directional drilling machine in action

A directional drilling machine in action

Optical Fiber Cable

Optic Fiber Cable

Optic Fiber Cable

 Fibre optic cable being laid in some fiber broadband project. They can all anywhere from 12/24/36 etc fibers.

Multimedia/ODF cabinets (Outdoor ODF boxes)

 The enclosure (along with the customer premise equipment) is installed on the wall of the building.

Wall Mount Fiber Enclosures

Wall Mount Fiber Enclosures

Fiber Optic systems

 Fiber connector to allow it to be easily connected and disconnected from transmitting and receiving equipment.

Fiber Optic Passive Component

PLC splitter and passive component

  1. PLC Splitter/SFP module/Fiber Patch cables etc
  2. Fiber optic patch cord
  3. Fiber optic adapter

Backup Battery(If neccessary)

 A rechargeable battery to ensure continuity of fiber network services during electricity outage.

backup battery

backup battery

Media converters

 Single Fiber Media Converter.

Single Fiber Media Converter

Single Fiber Media Converter

Network Termination Equipment (customer’s premises)

 CPE-Customer premises equipment, whihc is also called an Optical Network Termination(ONT) or Optical Network Unit(ONU), ONU/ONT is preferably located inside an enclosure. Some projects will need more terminals:

EPON ONU

EPON ONU

  • WiFi Router/IAD
  • EoC terminal
  • IP terminals
  • Cameras etc

Others

 Optical test equipment tools (Tool kits);
 UTP cable (RJ45 connector /Cable ties);

optical power meter (OPM) in use

optical power meter (OPM) in use

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