Huber+Suhner reveal self-installation connectivity alternative
A new FTTH modular connectivity solution has been launched by Huber+Suhner to enable subscribers to partially install their own fibre.
The new launch, known as RESA, is designed to provide an easy installation alternative for both carriers and end customers in rural, suburban residential and commercial areas. It is designed to reduce the costs, time and resources required for rolling out FTTH networks, while giving subscribers more convenience and choice.
The modular solution is split into two different phases: homes passed and homes connected. In the first stage, carriers pre-install the RESA Splice Closure (SC) box underground in the street. For the second phase, subscribers, without needing any fibre optic knowledge, are given simple instructions on how to install the last few metres of the FTTH connection within the boundaries of their own property.
The first part of RESA can be laid by the carrier in one go, reducing a historically timely and costly process. This improves the subscriber experience by greatly reducing the time they spend on the FTTH rollout waiting list and eliminating the need to allocate time for FTTH installers to work at their private property.
The modular connectivity solution includes the buried RESA splice closure (RESA SC), the pre-connectorised building entry point (RESA BEP) module and the pre-terminated Q-ODC-2 mini cable. The solution is designed to endure harsh outdoor conditions (IP68) and provide long-term FTTH network connectivity to the customer.