OSP FTTx Design

Fiber to the “x” (FTTx) is a collection of terms used to describe broadband network architecture options for optical fiber installation. This covers Fiber to the home (FTTH), Fiber to the antenna (FTTA), Fiber to the building (FTTB), Fiber to the Node (FTTN), Fiber to the Premises (FTTP), and Fiber to the curb (FTTC).

Designing a fiber-optic network includes choosing the type of communication that will be carried over the network. The design also requires interaction with other copper cabling and wireless networks. Selection of components and the layout is also required before any installation. After installation is complete documentation is usually written for maintenance. If there is an outage planning will have to be thought of in advance on how to restore the network.

High bandwidth requirements include cloud computing applications, virtualization, HD 4K streaming, video meetings, IoT devices and apps, SaaS apps, social media, and other online applications. All of these services push businesses to invest in more bandwidth.

A fiber-optic network has immunity against electromagnetic interference, creates flexibility so the future FTTx options will be unlimited. FTTx network engineering is expected to accelerate in the next decade.

Financing, commitment, expertise and patience make for a successful project. Before you start a project remember to call before you dig, dig smart, and only once.

Benefits and advantages

The benefits are secure, reliable, and fast connections. Cost efficiency and reduced energy consumption are also an advantage. 

Commerx has vast experience in preparing drawings using computer-aided drafting systems, compiling data, and preparing plans.

Armed with a solid understanding of telephone industry standards, local telecom practices, and procedures, our teams excel in field audits of maintenance holes, hand holes, and utility poles identifying service providers and cable types (e.g., CATV, COAX cable, Fiber cable, copper cable), hardware, span lengths and attachment heights We acquire the necessary field information, record verifications, document preparation, required to prepare work order construction prints.

OSP FTTx Design