Aethra Telecommunications, in association with ADTRAN (News - Alert), will showcase its first G.Fast reverse powered fiber-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp) multi-port systems at an industry forum.
As one of the company’s 500G series G.fast Distribution Point Unit (DPU) systems, the new solution features patent pending Reverse Power Sharing technology from Aethra Telecommunications.
Aethra develops, manufactures and markets high performance network access devices and carrier solutions. Its product portfolio is comprised of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) integrated access devices, xDSL access routers and EFM ethernet demarcation devices – all that are designed to provide advanced and cost effective solutions to small and medium enterprises as well as branch offices of large corporations, cites the company.
With Aethra’s new G.Fast reverse powered FTTdp multi-port systems, operators will be able to completely rely on the benefits of the FTTdp architecture with Reverse Power Feeding.
For those unaware, FTTdP is a revolutionary fiber/copper hybrid approach that allows up to 100Mbps symmetrical access speeds to the customer. It solves problems related to the deployment of superfast fiber broadband, taking care of the key issues of FTTB and FTTH technologies, namely vertical cabling and power feeding.
Unlike FTTH, FTTdP is a technology where fiber is cabled up to the basement, and broadband access is given to the customers using standard VDSL2 over the existing copper. This means superfast access, no construction work and guaranteed installation and deployment lead times for carriers.
The FTTdP is distinct to FTTB too, because every line is independent and "reverse" powered from the end-user's premises using the copper cabling itself. This means carriers can handle every single new installation in a scalable way, not depending on electric utilities and still being compliant to standards and regulations.
With its industry experience and expertise, Aethra could maintain ultra compact size design, with minimized space occupation of the powering subsystem, in G.Fast multi port FTTdp system. Its G.Fast fiber like gigabit speeds, with zero impact of reverse powering on G.Fast performances will provide perfect power balancing between the users "at-DPU-side", regardless of the distance between the user and the DPU.
In addition, the new G.Fast multi port FTTdp system features optimized power efficiency, complemented by a complete self install system according to the FTTdp paradigm. The new solution also has digital monitoring and management of the line status, cites Aethra.
Edited by Maurice Nagle