FTTH Council Europe launches European citizens’ user guide to FTTH: “What Is It?”

Created May 16, 2016
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For European citizens who wish to know more about FTTH, the Brussels-based organization has developed a 16-page, easy-to-understand free guide, “FTTH – What Is It?”, which covers topics such as how optical communications work, key terms and potential user benefits.

This guide aims to define the basics of FTTH broadband technology to enlighten the concerned but novice citizen whose life is impacted by telecommunications yet feels a bit lost in this environment. Promoting the guide, the organisation stated, “If you are not familiar with the FTTH technology and you want to learn what it is, this document is made for you!” Anybody can download the guide from www.ftthcouncil.eu.

The Council adds that “accelerating the availability of fibre-based, ultra-high-speed access networks to consumers and businesses is not that easy when you realise that the FTTH technology and the way it works are not that familiar to the general public”.

“This guide, edited by our organisation, aims to define the basics of the fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband technology. We will present the reader throughout the guide with the most accurate definition of FTTH. What is optical fibre? How does it work? What are the factors that push to the generalisation of fibre to the home adoption? From the components to the network infrastructure, we’ll go into details of the fundamental elements that constitute an FTTH network, allowing the optical fibre to reach the end-user home.”

The colourful document is intended to cover numerous FTTH issues and questions raised by a non-specialised audience. “We would like with this guide to enlighten the concerned but novice citizen whose life is impacted by telecommunications yet feels a bit lost in this environment. In other words, if you are not familiar with the FTTH technology and you want to learn what it is, this guide is made for you.”

Furthermore, the council, which was established in 2004, says it wants to educate the European public in order that they could play a more active a part in accelerating FTTH adoption and rollout throughout Europe, be they politicians, stakeholders, decision makers or consumers, concluding: “The public needs to be aware of the benefits brought by this technology from a technical point of view. FTTH is a future-proof technology whose voice needs to reach as many people as possible within our society.”

Link: http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/home/latest-news/ftth–what-is-it-guide-now-available!?news_id=3738&back=/home

Optical Connections News Team