Fiber to the Home (FTTH)
The last 3 years have shown record growth in fiber connections to the home and the pace is only going to accelerate.
In order to provide gigabit internet to the masses, fiber is getting closer to the home as service providers push fiber deep into the network. For an increasing number of cases, service providers are adopting full Fiber to the Home (FTTH) solutions to reach new customers and meet increasing demand. PON standards used in these FTTH environments are also evolving to meet those capacity demands, services are migrating from G-PON (gigabit PON) to XGS PON (10 Gigabit symmetrical PON), and looking toward NG-PON2. All these services have to coexist on the same network, which is why fiber network testing is so critical.
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This document sets the test requirements for qualifying the fiber portion of a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network prior to equipment installation and turn-up.