Tap network architecture - a better formula for rural FTTH deployments

Bringing broadband service to rural and underserved exurban areas can pose unique challenges to providers. Deployments must cover great distances to reach just a few homes. Rural areas have higher costs per home passed, and require high subscriber take rates to make fiber deployments economically possible. Providers must invest heavily in equipment and labor, so solutions that can reduce expenditures in either of those key categories can make the difference between economic success or failure. This white paper will explore the tap network architecture option to create or expand rural.

Tap network architecture: simplified design with less cable, less equipment, and less splicing means faster installations at lower cost.

  • Fewer fiber cables required
  • Design simplicity—one type of small fiber count cable can be used
  • Less splicing required, saving skilled labor
  • No need for complicated splice maps
  • Large equipment savings—distribution cabinets and splitters generally not needed

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