Monday, November 14, 2016

Faster FTTH Deployment at Lower Costs

FTTH Underground at Comstar City
Fiber indexing is a novel approach to FTTH network design. CommScope’s pre-connectorized plug-and-play solution allows engineers to:
  • Deploy fiber up to 75% faster
  • Reduce the amount of cable required by up to 70%
  • Eliminate the need for fiber splicing
How? By changing from a star to a daisy-chain topology for connecting service terminals, and consolidating functionality into the service terminal. By using hardened service terminals with hardened multi-fiber connectors, this architecture combines the advantages of a daisy chain-topology with plug-and-play connectivity.
To learn more, download the white paper from one of our suppliers – TE Connectivity – for a detailed guide on fiber indexing. To order your FTTH products, visit us at

Monday, November 7, 2016

Fast Facts on Fiber Distribution for FTTx

FDH 4000 (front, open)
No space, no permit is no problem with Commscope’s Sealed Fiber Distribution Hub FDH 4000.
The sealed fiber distribution hub (FDH) 4000 is designed for superior performance in any environment. Its small, compact size minimizes visual impact for discrete applications. Leveraging Commscope’s proven hardened fiber optic closure technology, the sealed FDH offers a robust, technician-friendly and cost-effective solution for connecting feeder and distribution cables in the FTTx network.
Specific benefits include:
  • Ideal for low profile / discreet deployments
  • Leverages proven sealing technology of TE’s FOSC
  • Plug-and-play design for fast service turn ups
  • 144 distribution ports / 9 splitter slots / point-to-point configurable
  • Re-enterable
For more information on this and other products Comstar Supply stocks and supports, please visit

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Last Fiber Frontier

The demand for increased bandwidth is driving fiber-based last mile connectivity to every business. It’s also having a trickle-down effect to consumers as the Internet of Things (IoT), video streaming services, online gaming, and other applications are moving network capacity to unprecedented speeds to the home.

Certainly, we’re all familiar with metro fiber builds between cities, within a city, or other special project builds such as connecting schools or multiple government offices. These network construction projects continue in earnest today. However, building fiber to the home is quickly gaining momentum as the last frontier for bandwidth. Specifically, initiatives such as Google Fiber and other high-bandwidth residential Internet start-ups are spurring new network growth.

In fact, according to a March 2016 article titled, “Fiber to the Home: Getting Beyond 10 Gb/s” from Optics & Photonics News:
 “…worldwide FTTx deployment passed 100 million connections in 2014, and rapid growth continues today. In the United States, FTTH implementation has lagged relative to Asia; nonetheless, more than 100 cities are now connected with gigabit-capable broadband networks through Google Fiber and competing initiatives, mostly with FTTH technologies.”
A myriad of products exists today for deployment of FTTH in both aerial and underground construction methods. Comstar Supply’s wide product range includes everything from Passive Optical Network (PON) connectivity to the attachment hardware. In the rapidly changing FTTx environment, it’s imperative to pay attention to innovations in the market— especially if you’re new to FTTH deployment. Visit to learn more about products we stock and support.