Broadband Communities

AUG-SEP 2017

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 | www.broadbandcommunities.com | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | 47 to buckle in long routes where high levels of friction are generated. In many respects, pushing is much simpler – there is only one step in the process. In addition, pushing the cable into a microduct or conduit applies zero tensile load to the cable, reducing instances of damaged cable or strained fiber. THE FINAL CONNECTION e final step of the process involves connecting the fiber to the media converting equipment in the apartment. Typically, the fiber was pushed, pulled or fixed as far as a wall box terminal in the apartment or office entrance. If the fiber was pre- terminated (for example, with an SC/APC connector), it then simply connects to the service provider's equipment (media gateway) directly or via a short fiber patch lead. If the fiber is bare, however, the splice technician must first furnish the fiber with (typically) an SC or LC format connector. From there, the gateway translates the data into a range of different signals for copper and wireless communications used in and around the home or office. e global market for FTTP is far from mature. Fiber is an integral part of new builds around the world, providing residents and companies with high- speed access to services, from video on demand to IPTV. In-building fiber installations don't need to be painful experiences. If managed properly, they can be carried out quickly and cost- effectively with minimum disruption to the customer. Most important, they can deliver what an operator values most – a genuine return on investment. v Shaun Trezise is a product manager at PPC Broadband, a manufacturer and developer of connectivity solutions for the broadband service provider market. Contact him at shaun.trezise@ ppc-online.com. Give'em the Gig Life Let your residents surf, stream, game and work faster than ever when you step up to the Gig Life. Wave G connects multi-family properties with Gigabit Internet speed—offered at a flat monthly rate, so they can do more of the stuff they love. Get in touch with us today to find out how you can bring the Gig Life to your building. Bring Gigabit Internet to your residents. Gigabit. Internet. Speed. gowave.com/G 1-844-77-WAVE-G No contract No cap No catch Pushing fiber is simple because there is only one step. In addition, pushing applies zero tensile load to the cable, reducing the instances of damaged cable or strained fiber.

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