The European market presents service providers with some unique challenges
in pushing fiber closer to the end user. With virtually no overhead distribution
and very little buried fiber cable, a new physical plant is unlikely. Rather, service
providers are seeking the best way to use existing ducted infrastructure—and
network planners must be willing to consider what architectures will best serve
their needs today and in the foreseeable future.
ADC has taken the lead in successfully developing equipment and systems that
meet the needs of service providers worldwide—each with their own unique
set of challenges. Although, from a practical standpoint, FTTN architectures in
Europe differ substantially from other parts of...