Splitter solution to boost GPON
A new three-in-one splitter solution by Huber+Suhner has been designed to improve GPON distribution network performance by increasing fibre optic density and to save 30 per cent of rack space.
Designed in cooperation with a leading Swiss telecommunications company, the SFO Splitter Fan-Out cable system transforms existing splitter procedures in GPON distribution networks. It combines three must-have components: a patch cable, breakout cable and splice cassette, all in one multi-functional module.
By eliminating the need for separate splitter modules, customers can increase rack space and optimise their existing infrastructures and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) distributions. Its ability to integrate into existing and future rack space makes the SFO cable system an investment for growth, allowing network operators to efficiently manage future connectivity demands.
Designed for fixed access network customers which require a compact and easy-to-install solution for GPON applications, the SFO cable system connects the optical network termination (OLT) port to the customer port in the optical main or secondary distribution frame. At the core of the solution is the ultra-compact splitter module, in which one-to-two inputs are split to up to 32 single fibre outputs. If these modules are stacked, up to 24 traditional single splitter cassettes can be saved in the distribution rack at a depth of 300 mm. It is ideal for optimising or upgrading an existing P2P infrastructure to xPON applications.
The SFO can be implemented in the central distributor (data centre), cable distributor or building distribution. Depending on the area of operation, individual designs, such as the labelling of the splitter module, connector variants or equipment with labelling clips, can be taken into consideration in advance.