Pre-Conference Masterclass: Help Close the Digital Divide - FTTx Outside Plant Design

  • Room: Ballroom D
  • Session Number:018
Monday,February 06, 2023:1:00 PM -4:30 PM
/ CEU Credits:3


Daniel Huffman
ONUG Communication
Sean Kelly RCDD
Technical Director
Light Brigade



Member Price:  $175

Non-Member Price:  $225

This masterclass will focus on the proper design of FTTx point-to-point and point-to-multipoint passive optical networks (PON) with home-run, centralized, and distributed topologies. Learn about the importance of customer take rate and density, and how they apply to your design. The masterclass will review various network configurations, design benchmarks, and installation parameters for FTTx systems. Economic node location decisions based on various architectures will be examined, followed by a PON vs. Active Ethernet architecture comparison, including how each is used and best practice design considerations. Cabling design strategies, including home run, centralized, and distributed, will be contrasted, as well as comparing distributed, centralized, and tap split architectures. Fundamental design steps of FTTx, including splitter location, termination techniques, and installation methods as they relate to take rate and futureproofing will be discussed. Finally, co-existence with next generation of FTTx systems, future growth and migration, and fiber sizing will be explored.

*Pre-Conference Masterclasses require an additional registration fee and receive additional CECs.