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Broadband network infrastructure trends

It has been more than one year since the pandemic started. It has introduced some changes into our lives in the use of the broadband networks. This presents a challenge for enterprises. To achieve quality and excellence, many companies have begun to use FTTx (Fiber to the X) networks. These allow to cover the demand that has increased in homes, specifically investment has been made in FTTH networks whose acronym refers to home networks.


In this process of consolidation in fiber optic meant to be used at home, there are at least 3 key points to highlight.


Innovation and FTTH technology for broadband


Thinking about innovation, is to be aware that there are currently many places that are not yet provided with any type of networks that allow them to be connected. Based on this, there are options that are trendy and innovative with FTTH networks.


5G technology is one of the networks that is currently thought to be only for wireless connections, but in fact, this network allows the expansion and diversification of wired connection points. Other innovative trends are hybrid connections. These allow physical connections for households, combined with wi-fi signals, which will cover more space.


Finally, innovation with emerging FTTH network technologies has also taken space to provide another type of connection experience. Allowing different tasks to be executed from the same FTTH broadband connection is something of great importance. So is the speed when doing activities such as: watching videos, surfing the web, downloading files, watching high-definition television.


Network strategy and FTTH planning


As the service to be offered enters a highly competitive market, strategic points must be analyzed in order not to lose profit.


A market study to estimate the number of subscribers will guarantee a good investment in materials and resources. The offer must cover the client's needs, whether in TV, Internet or telephony services. Establishing the external demand area will be necessary to corroborate the use of cabling and other elements, as well as to know which technology to implement, whether GPON or EPON. By being able to define all of the above, costs will be reduced with good planning and subsequent execution.


FTTH business models


The profitability that has been achieved in the connection of new fiber optic networks in households has resulted in growth of this business model. However, it remains to be seen whether companies want to continue investing heavily in this type of business.


FTTH broadband architecture provides solutions to customers, with access to various services from a single connection point, offering speed and quality. But it costs companies large amounts of money for installation and implementation. In addition, broadband policies and FTTH regulatory support are questioned, as in many cases they allow unfair competition between operators.


The telecommunications companies that offer these services have highlighted that under a good implementation of Partners and FTTH collaboration, it is possible to achieve good performance and profitable growth in the installation of optical fiber. The market continues to grow and modernization is key to compete.

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