Growth and importance of FTTH networks
Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks have increased in importance in recent years as demand for high-speed internet and data transmission continues to grow. FTTH refers to the installation of fiber optic cables directly to residential and commercial buildings, allowing for the delivery of high-speed internet, television, and phone services.
The current state of FTTH networks varies by region and country, but overall, there has been a significant increase in the deployment of FTTH networks around the world. According to the Fiber Broadband Association, as of June 2021, there were over 311 million homes passed with fiber globally, with the majority of these deployments in China, Europe, and the United States.
The importance of FTTH networks lies in their ability to provide reliable and fast internet speeds, which are essential for a variety of applications, including video streaming, online gaming, remote work, and e-learning. FTTH networks also have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance compared to traditional copper networks, making them a more cost-effective solution in the long term.
As demand for high-speed internet grows, we will see a constant investment and expansion of FTTH networks worldwide with the corresponding fiber optic equipment that is required for them.
Several types of demarcation boxes are available in the FTTX and fiber optic market, including wall-mounted boxes, pole-mounted boxes, and outdoor enclosures. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on the specific application.
Mexfoserv® launched its new 2-Port wall outlet terminal box, designed to provide a reliable and cost-effective solution for FTTX and FTTH applications. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the main features and functionality of this product and compare it to other types of demarcation boxes in the fiber optic market and how they can be a perfect match for fiber deployments in homes, small businesses, and premises.
Features and Functionality
The Mexfoserv® 2-Port wall outlet terminal box is a compact and robust enclosure designed to mount on walls. It features up to two SC/APC adapters that can accommodate standard single-mode or multimode fibers. Made of high-quality ABS plastic, this terminal box is resistant to impacts, weather conditions, and UV radiation.
One of the main advantages of this terminal box is its ease of installation. The box is configurable with empty, or preconnectorized options, with pre-installed pigtails and SC/APC or SC/UPC connector adapters, which reduces installation times and eliminates the need for splicing. With color-coded pigtails for easy identification, they also easily connect to the Customer Premises (CPE) or network equipment.
The terminal box’s design provides a secure and reliable connection between the optical fiber and the CPE, it is resistant to impacts and environmental threats, like dust particles and light debris.
Comparison with Other Demarcation Boxes
Compared to pole-mounted boxes and outdoor enclosures, the Mexfoserv® 2-Port wall outlet terminal box is more suitable for small-scale installations, such as residential or small business applications. It is also easier to install and maintain, as it does not require any special tools or equipment.
The Mexfoserv® 2-Port wall outlet terminal box offers a more compact and cost-effective solution. Its design is approachable with only 2 ABS parts (the backplate and front plate), versatile with 4 semi-perforated entrance cable points and 3-way routing zones to securely store drop cable slack; and suitable for indoor applications and easy mounting on walls. It also provides a reliable and secure connection between the fiber and the Optical Network Interfaces (ONTs) for fiber termination.
The Mexfoserv® 2-Port Wall Outlet Terminal Box is an excellent solution for FTTH and fiber optic applications, especially fiber termination, that require a compact, reliable, and cost-effective demarcation box. Its ease of installation, secure locking mechanism, and compatibility with standard single-mode and multimode fibers make it an ideal choice for residential and small business applications, offering excellent value for its price, and is a great option for those looking for a simple and effective demarcation box.
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