Fibre to the Curb (or Fibre to the Cabinet)
The best approach to extend the fibre closer to the end users while at the same time optimally reuse the existing copper infrastructure. In rural and suburban areas justification of investment into fibre infrastructure for FTTH (Fibre to the Home) can be a big challenge. In contrast, FTTC enables efficient network modernisation and brings broadband services to (otherwise underserved) end users.
Where is the catch of FTTC?
Shortening the local loop with FTTC brings vast improvements compared to existing DSL service on copper pairs running from the central office. The latest VDSL2 technology can be used on existing copper pairs, which enables the introduction and delivery of high-bandwidth services to end users.
The ability to meet end users’ expectations regarding more and more bandwidth for new services and applications translates to improved quality of experience, reduced customer churn and better loyalty.
Are there any benefits of using FTTC?
With Iskratel FTTC, the operators are able to provide any kind of service to residential and business customers – be it traditional triple play services, multiple HDTV streaming, MEF-compliant virtual private networks, an over-the-top application, access to cloud-based service… or just the good old POTS service. In short, the operators can retain their revenue by meeting end users’ expectations and improving the quality of experience with value-added, personalised services.
Iskratel offers a complete turnkey solution with environmentally resistant cabinet, integrated active equipment and passive distribution panels along with backup power supply and internal environment control. The solution provides end-to-end service delivery, from aggregation to access and to customer-premises equipment, augmented with advanced, service-oriented provisioning and monitoring system.
Operators using Iskratel FTTC solution benefit from:
- Investment-friendly deployment with optimal reuse of existing copper infrastructure;
- Reduced operating expenditures with simple activation of broadband services and applications;
- Revenue from bigger customer base, enjoying value-added, personalised services;
- Flexible choice of access (first-mile) technologies – VDSL2, ADSL2+, FE/GE P2P FTTH, GPON FTTH, POTS, ISDN.
What is in our box?
Iskratel ODU family of FTTC cabinets is available in various capacities. They span a whole range of deployment needs, from big FTTC deployments in dense city centres or industrial areas, to mid-sized districts, suburbs and villages, down to rural, low-density deployments, based on dedicated, power-consumption optimised small outdoor cabinets.
Iskratel’s flagship broadband access and aggregation node SI3000 Lumia, integrated into a FTTC cabinet, is complemented with our managed Innbox family of home gateways at the customer’s premises. The SI3000 Lumia and complementary Innbox home gateways support a variety of access technologies: VDSL2 with ADSL2+ fallback, FE/GE P2P fibre, GPON fibre, and even POTS or ISDN.
ODU family of cabinets;
SI3000 Lumia: broadband-access and aggregation node;
SI3000 MSAN: multi-service access node;
SI3000 Pono: GPON access (OLT);
SI3000 Peso: POTS access;
Innbox family of customer-premises equipment;
SI3000 MNS: central management and monitoring system.