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A timeless technology: the present and future of the FTTH market

In a rapidly advancing technological landscape, it's uncommon to encounter advancements that endure the trials of time.
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February 1, 2024
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In a world where technology evolves at an unprecedented rate, it’s rare to find innovations that can withstand the test of time. Fiber-to-the-Home has emerged as one such technology that not only demonstrates its resilience but also continues to flourish. With its reliability, scalability, and future-readiness, FTTH has become a transformative force, revolutionizing how we connect and communicate.

Context

The longevity of FTTH can be attributed to the reliability of its underlying fiber optic technology. Unlike other traditional technologies, fiber optic cables offer unparalleled durability, ensuring consistent high-speed connectivity for years to come. This resilience makes FTTH a future-proof investment to meet the increasing bandwidth requirements to support emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and Internet of Thing (IoTapplications).

Additionally, in recent years, there has been a strong push by governments, telecommunications companies, and regulators across Europe and the world to promote the deployment of FTTH networks. This is driven by the increasing demand for high-speed internet services, the need for reliable connectivity for digital applications, and the potential economic benefits of advanced digital infrastructure.

Forecasts

From Sweden to Spain, nations are racing to provide their citizens with access to high-speed connectivity, contributing to the growth and prominence of the FTTH market across Europe. The future of the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) market is looking exceptionally promising, as indicated by the recent findings published in the FTTH Council Europe’s flagship report, the FFTH/B Market Panorama (accessible here).

The report presents comprehensive data and forecasts, highlighting the significant progress made in full-fiber deployment across Europe. According to this, it is projected that by 2028, approximately 211 million homes in the EU27+UK and 308 million homes in the EU39 region will have access to FTTH/B networks, with Germany, France, and the United Kingdom leading the way in terms of homes passed.

The report also emphasizes a shift towards Passive Optical Network (PON) technology, which is gradually prevailing over point-to-point fiber. PON technology offers improved efficiency, scalability, and sustainability, making it the preferred choice for network infrastructure.

Alvatross & FNT’s Integrated Production Platform

In this evolving landscape, alvatross and FNT have forged a powerful partnership, bringing together their expertise and capabilities to deliver an integrated production platform offering the capabilities needed to succeed in this market. By interlocking both cutting-edge solutions, the two companies empower B2B and B2C service providers to provision services on demand, bridging the gap between the BSS platform and the end customer.

In this context, alvatross’ order management and activation platform plays a pivotal role. On the alvatross’ side, our platform receives and manages information from the BSS, leveraging resources from FNT’s Network Inventory to fulfill service requests effectively. By seamlessly integrating with FNT Command, the network inventory solution from FNT, alvatross’ platform gains access to the actual and planned states of the network. This facilitates serviceability requests, ensuring efficient service provisioning for customers.

For more information about this platform, you can download our brochure in the following like: FNT Joint Story Alvatross

Final note

In a world where innovations come and go, FTTH stands out as a timeless and ever-growing force. Its reliability, scalability and ability to adapt to emerging technologies make it a robust investment for the future. As we move forward, FTTH will continue to shape our digital future, providing the backbone for an interconnected world driven by speed, reliability and endless possibilities.

And this is why FNT and alvatross can become the perfect marriage and solution to meet the demands of service providers looking to expand their offerings.

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