T-Grid FTTH  White Paper #1

T-Grid FTTH White Paper #1

The number of Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) subscribers continues to grow worldwide. The need for high-bit rate applications is increasing equally. The business case for deploying FTTH is greatly influenced by the operator choice of access technology, the infrastructure cost and the Return On Investment (ROI) from users in apartment blocks or Multi Dwelling Units (MDUs).


This review paper discusses the benefits of fibre broadband and considerations for real estate developers; it compares different FTTx network architectures, the standardization of building network elements, the need for local legislations and describes typical FTTH deployments worldwide.