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Migrating to FTTH networks with fiber optics benefits economies and societies

Many have been concerned over time about the future of the cabling that connects household networks. FTTH with fiber optics is the answer. Recent trends show that there has been an acceleration of the migration from copper wiring to fiber optics. This has been shown to allow for better symmetry in telecommunications and improved quality, while interacting in a healthier way with the environment.


Copper is a thing of the past


Until recently, telecommunications and fixed networks were interconnected through copper wiring for hotspots. These had different diameters and thus allowed the maximum speed in a 6-inch cable of 10 Gbps at 100 meters. This speed is acceptable; however, copper brought with it some failures in the connection, as there was more distance.


However, the world production model is changing, and therefore copper is one of the metals that is no longer being exploited on a large scale.


ADLS are no longer the most functional tools for telecommunications. Nowadays, households prefer to have FTTH networks with optical fiber. This system is used to replace the old copper, and offers exceptional high-speed and high-definition services.


Network migration has been the boom for a few years now, and some parts of the world, such as France and Spain, estimate that by 2022 they will have completely migrated their networks to fiber optics.


Advantages of switching from copper to FTTH networks with fiber optics


Previously, fiber optic cabling was already taking its place in society. But there was an acceleration of this process when the world was paralyzed by the pandemic and we were all interconnected from our homes. The cabling built with thin glass wires allows for better data interaction, leading to a massification of its use.


  • Higher bandwidth: the speed is set for at least 10 Gbps over any distance. This allows it to be a fiber that will be used in the future and is in line with the evolution of speed in data transmission. Information is transported with greater agility.


  • Longer distance and data continuity: distance is no longer limited with fiber transmission. The connection by glass wires allows data to circulate by bursts of light, the distance can vary between 300mts and 40km. This makes it faster and also more stable, thanks to the continuity of information transmission.


  • Changes in favor of the environment: with the FTTH network system with optical fiber, there is a large reduction in energy consumption. This is good for the environment, since cabling does not require the same amount of energy for transmission as copper. Moreover, gas emissions are also reduced, as 1Gb releases only 7g of CO2. The transmission by light bursts favors this CO2 reduction since the stability and high transmission range make the fiber less overstressed.


In the same way, optical fiber allows the creation of new forms of clean energy. Thanks to its outdoor resistance, the materials will last for years and is highly satisfactory for households.


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