Fiber to the home (FTTH) architectures based on point-to-point fiber deployments are mainstream in Europe and Middle East because they have been technically and economically viable for a long time, and they have a number of characteristics that make them the preferred choice when technological flexibility over the lifetime of the fiber plant is required or when open access to fiber is required either from a regulatory or business case perspective. This chapter provides an in-depth discussion of the technical challenges and opportunities of point-to-point FTTH networks.
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