Grasping the Theory of Fiber Optics

By Steven Harris — The transport medium of choice for these future cable access networks and next generation services will be fiber optic cabling. As I shared in my previous articles, operators are focused on improving the quality of the network and transforming them with new fiber deep, FTTx, and distributed access architecture.

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EPON — An All Fiber Access Network

By Steven Harris – The focus of the rest of the article is how Ethernet is transforming the access network providing our cable subscribers connectivity via a passive optical network (PON) that uses IEEE Ethernet frames. PONs that use the Ethernet protocol are called Ethernet passive optical networks or EPONs.

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