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Study finds that PONs resulting in fiber deployments in ‘millions’ of homes and offices

Research and Markets has announced the addition of "2006 Broadband Technology" to their offering, a report that pro...

September 29, 2006  

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Research and Markets has announced the addition of “2006 Broadband Technology” to their offering, a report that provides a detailed introduction to broadband access technologies for regulators, investors and for the management and technical staff of carriers and other corporations.

The report examines the key technical principles behind the major broadband technologies: Fiber to the Premises or the Home, VDSL (Very High Rate Digital Subscriber Line, also known as Fiber to the Node or Curb), ADSL (Asymmetrical DSL), Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) Cable and Broadband over Powerlines (BPL, also known as Powerline Communications).

“Fiber has long been recognized as the highest performance broadband access technology,” the firm says.

“Recent developments with Passive Optical Networks (PONs) have lead to fiber deployment to millions of homes and offices. PONs use a single fiber for communication in both directions, with two wavelengths of infra-red light and often a third wavelength to carry a hundred or so channels of analogue and digital broadcast and subscription video.”

ADSL, including ADSL2, is currently the most widely deployed broadband access technology, due to the fact there is no need to install new cables or infrastructure between homes and existing telephone exchange buildings.