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2013-5-10 Fiber Optic Networking - What is FTTP, FTTH, FTTB, and FTTD?

FTTB: Fiber To The Building. This is in reference to fiber optic cable, carrying network data, connected all the way from an Internet service provider to a customer's physical building.

FTTD: Fiber To The Desk.. FTTD indicates applications where fiber optic connections are distributed from the central office to individual work stations or computers inside a structure, dwelling, or building.

FTTH: Fiber To The Home. FTTH indicates fiber network connections running from the central office to a residence, or very small multi-unit dwelling.

FTTN: Fiber to the node. FTTN is also called fiber to the neighborhood or fiber to the cabinet (FTTCab). It is a telecommunication architecture based on fiber-optic cables run to a cabinet serving a neighborhood.

FTTC: Fiber To The Curb. This is also called fibre to the kerb (FTTK). It is a telecommunications system based on fiber-optic cables run to a platform that serves several customers. Each of these customers has a connection to this platform via coaxial cable or twisted pair.

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