White paper: FTTH
Cable solutions for operator diversity and lower CAPEX
This report is intended to give a general overview of the diverse mass FTTH market, and provide information about how Nexans is serving this market.
It opens with a few facts and figures about FTTH expansion worldwide and explains the three strategic phases of recent operator growth. Then it recounts how the diversity of players (some of them new) means diversity of needs which must be met while taking into account the CAPEX/OPEX
challenge. Meeting the specialized needs of FTTH customers requires a cable partner who can unite the triple expertise of cables and components, new installation techniques, and network engineering.
The second part of the paper looks at five specific problems faced by the diverse markets: last kilometer/mile access, sharing of infrastructure assets, progressive deployment, fiber density, and merging energy and fiber cable deployment; and explains Nexans solutions for each case.
Finally, in part III, the paper restates the reasons for combining cable, component, installation and network engineering expertise, and concludes that this kind of specialization must also be combined with the ability to produce cables and components in large volumes to address the coming European and world FTTH market .
I. FTTH HEADING FOR THE MASS MARKET
i. The charge of the light brigade
ii. Three phases of operator growth
iii. Diverse players mean diverse needs
iv. Meeting the CAPEX/OPEX challenge
II. NEXANS SOLUTIONS: CUSTOMIZATION PLUS ENGINEERING
i. Solving the problem of basic access: adapted cabling solutions
ii. Solving the problem of shared infrastructure: mutualization
iii. Solving the problem of progressive deployment: straight vertical risers
iv. Solving the problem of density: Nexans Space Saving Solution (N3S)
v. Solving the problem of merging energy and fiber: hybrid power-fiber cables
III. NEXANS OTHER CAPABILITIES
i. Combining cable, components and network engineering
ii. Serving the mass market worldwide