Fibre-optic technology and wireless data communication systems are becoming a necessity in many residential and commercial projects across the globe. It's the evolution of the market and as the options keep getting more and more advanced, realtors are keen on offering 'futuristic' products to their clients. Today, several initiatives promise to make FTTB more economical to deploy and better positioned to meet even the most aggressive bandwidth demand forecasts. Demands for bandwidth are constantly rising. Very soon the required bandwidth on copper pairs will only be applicable on short distances for new and enhanced Internet applications. Optical fibres and their ability to transmit high bandwidths over long distances are a solution. Investments in distributing optical fibres to single flats can be reduced by using the already installed infrastructure in multi-tenant buildings. A network operator can plant a DSLAM in a house to terminate the optical fibre inside the building (FTTB). The DSLAM then connects the subscribers via DSL using the existing telephone cabling. Each subscriber gets more than 100 Mbps on these short telephone lines using VDSL2 transmission. Thus, the network operator can offer the full bouquet of services like broadband Internet, VoIP, Video-on-Demand and Internet television (IPTV) at minimal costs.
What is FTTB? FTTB stands for “Fibre to the Building”, which is a communications architecture in which the fibre reaches the boundary of the building, such as the basement of a multi-dwelling unit, with the final connection to the individual living space being made using any non-optical medium, such as twisted pair, coaxial cable, wireless, or power line communication. This is sometimes also called “Fibre to the basement”.