Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) networks increasingly include Multiple Dwelling
Units (MDUs) such as apartments, condominiums and townhouses as part of the
network build. Some estimates indicate that MDU structures may account for over
one third of the target FTTP subscriber base. These MDU installations require special
consideration for fiber cable interconnection to terminal equipment located at the
premises. Connecting MDUs into the FTTP network requires an understanding
of the wide diversity of structures and conditions found throughout the country.
MDU connection strategies may also vary considerably depending on whether
the structure already exists or is under construction/rehabilitation....